|World class Peru travel attractions include the Inca city of Machu Picchu. A 30 minutes walk south of the main complex takes the visitor to the Inca Bridge, carved into the vertiginous cliff face. A visit to Marchu Picchu may be complemented with a visit to Cuscu, the capital of the Inca Empire, founded AD 1100. Outside Cusco are four nearby Inca ruins, of which Sacsayhuaman is the most impressive (the others are Puca Pucara, Qenko and Tambo Machay).
Other important travel attractions are the Amazon jungle, Lake Titicaca, the Inca Trail, the Nazca Lines and the Colca Canyon which is the deepest canyon in the world.
Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru. It has an estimated population 7.6 million for the urban area, and 9.2 million for the metropolitan area. Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, reaching its greatest splendor in the 17th and 18th centuries during which time it came to be the seat of the political and military power represented by the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru.
Lima is known for its amazing historic sites, colonial architecture, beautiful culture, delectable food, colorful festivals and much more. Major tourist attractions in Lima include its beautiful and elegant Spanish cathedrals, squares, mansions, museums, and the fashionable seaside suburbs of Miraflores and San Isidro, the main areas for shopping, restaurants, cafes and theaters.