Home to ancient cultures long before the Spanish reached its shores, Lima blends the past with the present, making it an inviting city to visit. Peru’s capital and largest city is the place to learn more about pre-Columbian life at a time when humans were sacrificed to appease the gods. The city is filled with museums, some on colonial buildings, others in modern buildings. Visitors who desire a break from antiquities can enjoy a stroll along the beach or chow down on typical Peruvian food at a neighborhood case. And when night falls, visitors can partake of the disco scene or enjoy a magic show featuring dancing water fountains.