Lima invites Flamengo and River fans to explore its attractions
Those who visit the Peruvian capital to attend the final of the Copa Libertadores 2019, have the opportunity to know one of the best destinations in America
The fever to arrive in Lima exploded minutes after Conmebol announced the Peruvian capital as the venue for the final of the Copa Libertadores de América 2019. Nobody wants to miss the match that will face the Argentine team River Plate with Flamengo of Brazil. The appointment is at the Monumental Stadium in Lima on Saturday, November 23 at 3:00 p.m. (local).
Here a program with everything you need to know to see the final of the Copa Libertadores and not to miss the tourist and gastronomic wonders that the Peruvian capital offers.
It is expected that the most requested plan by Argentines will be traveling from November 21 to 24, although Lima and Peru can be explored in many more days. Therefore, here we provide a program for those who opt for this express trip and can get to know the capital in 48 hours.
Friday, november 22
Peru has been recognized as the Best Gastronomic Destination in the World seven times by the World Travel Awards (‘The Oscar Tourism Awards’), so the first thing you have to do is eat one of its emblematic dishes. Here we recommend a cebiche, a cause or a potato to huancaína, accompanied by a pisco sour to start feeling the flavors of Peru. For meat lovers we recommend a sauteed loin. For dessert, some picarones or a Lima sigh.
The Peruvian capital is an ancient city and has more than 100 archaeological sites. The majority, from the Lima culture (100- 650 AD). The tourist district of Miraflores has one of the best preserved, La Huaca Pucllana, which has a small site museum and a prestigious restaurant next door. Another option in the financial district of San Isidro is the Huaca Huallamarca, which also has a museum a beautiful view from the top.
Another interesting stop, also in the Miraflores district, is the artisan market located in the last blocks of Petit Thouars Avenue and which are very close to the iconic Kennedy Park. Here you can take advantage to buy typical souvenirs from the trip to Peru.
For the time of sunset do not miss the Malecón de Miraflores. Lima is the only Latin American capital facing the sea and in these dates before the summer season there is a beautiful contrast between the sky and the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The mandatory stops on this tour are El Parque del Amor, which stands out for the sculpture of two lovers kissing and phrases of lovers on the walls. A few meters from there is Raymondi Park where one can fly paragliding for 15 minutes. Another place to get distracted is the Larcomar shopping center where you can have coffee while watching the sun go down under the sea.
Near the Historic Center of Lima is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city: the Magic Water Circuit of the Reserve Park, which is a place to be a child again. It has a Guinness Record for the world's largest water fountain complex in a public park. From Tuesday to Sunday, the tourist can see how the lights of the fountains and lanterns turn on at about 7:15 p.m.
In its more than 200 thousand restaurants eating in Lima has no loss, so it is advisable to try its varied cuisine, including Peruvian-Chinese, in its restaurants known as chifas, or Peruvian-Japanese: Nikkei cuisine. Another popular option is the pollerías, where the famous grilled chickens are served, a very popular dish declared Cultural Patrimony of the Nation and that is prepared with charcoal or firewood and served accompanied by some crispy fries and salad.
Saturday 23 in the morning, before the game
The day will be long and exhausting, so a strong Peruvian breakfast is needed. A typical breakfast is a bread with pork rinds or a Butifarra (bread with lettuce, onion and pork sausage), accompanied by a corn tamale. To drink, a fruit juice and a good Peruvian coffee from the regions of the Peruvian jungle are the ideal accompaniment.
15 hours. The grand finale Keep in mind that from Miraflores to the Monumental Stadium, in the Ate Vitarte district, it can take more than an hour by car.
After the game
The districts of Miraflores and Barranco have a wide range of restaurants and restaurants where you can celebrate the triumph or watch the game if you did not get entry. The bohemian district of Barranco has old republican houses remodeled and converted into art galleries, the emblematic Bridge of Sighs that promises to fulfill the wishes of tourists if it is crossed without breathing: Perhaps the most requested desire will be to repeat the plate of winning another final.
24-hour assistance: PROMPERÚ offers travelers the iPerú tourist assistance service, via the line (+511) 574-8000, the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and the WhatsApp (+51) 944492314 (This last communication platform is valid only for text messages).