First visit: October 2012
Photography by Arthur Jeciel
Visiting Peru had long been on top of my travel list since I've always wanted to see Machu Picchu which for me is the most magnificent creation in this world. Finally in 2012, I was fortunate enough to travel with the Singelresor group and discover what this country has to offer. Here are some of the attractions we visited and which I would recommend to my fellow travelers.
Main Square of Arequipa: This is considered as the second most beautiful plaza of Latin America.
Cathedral of Lima: Located in the Plaza Mayor, this church was built in 1535 and after many reconstructions, still retains its colonial facade.
Municipal Palace of Lima: Located in front of the Plaza Mayor, this serves as the headquartes for the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima.
Watching a procession: If you happen to be in town when they have this long procession to celebrate the feast of a Saint or the like, this is surely not to be missed. The dresses, the music and the people are worth watching.
Justice Department Building: The building's architecture will definitely remind you of the ones in Europe.
Love Park or El Parque del Amor: A monumental statue of two lovers kissing located in the Miraflores district of Lima.
Parque de la Reserva: Definitely a must visit in Lima with all the spectacular fountain and light shows I have never seen elsewhere in the world.