Peru is a country rich in celebration and tradition. With beautiful natural landscapes and terrain that encompasses vast deserts, oceans and mountains, there’s reason enough to toast and dance to this diverse country’s heritage. But narrowing down your ideal Peru festival may be difficult, as there are an estimated 3000 fiestas in Peru each year. Many include religious Roman Catholic affiliation, while others are based on indigenous traditions, where drinking and dancing are plenty. No matter your festival of choice, don’t miss out on our top festival picks during your next trip to Peru!
Last year, we sent three world-class foodies to Peru to get a taste of the place many now consider to be The Gastronomic. Capital of The Americas. Our three foodies were: Gaby Dalkin a chef, recipe developer and the mastermind behind www.whatsgabycooking.com. Adam Pearson is a renowned food stylist, and food photographer Matt Armendariz often shoots his work and is a go-to food photographer for major US brands. The three foodies–and friends–chronicled their Peruvian culinary adventure.
Photo: Terra Hall
As old as Lima itself is Casa de Aliaga, a 480-year-old mansion located in the heart of El Centro, the capital city’s historic district. Casa de Aliaga’s story started when Spanish conquistador Don Francisco Pizarro established Lima as Peru’s capital city on Jan. 18, 1535. Because friends make the best neighbors, Pizarro gave the piece of land adjacent to the Plaza de Armas to his ally Jerónimo de Aliaga.