Hey guys, long time no see! Last time I wrote I told you some advice about transportation. This time we change the subject and we go deep in the marvelous history of Lima’s belle époque.
One of many treasures you can find here in the city is the traditional Cordano Bar in Lima’s Historical Center. Just next to the Presidential Palace, in this place have passed congressmen, mayors, singers, intellectuals, writers, presidents and even Che Guevara himself just to taste a Pisco Sour or the delicious pork sandwich, a true classic in this bar.
Founded in 1905 by Vigilio Botano and the Genovese brothers Luis and Antonio Cordano. Strategically located in front of the Train Station Palace for the tired passengers looking for a place to kill their thirst and for a time it was. In 1978 the descendants decided to move back to Italy and left the restaurant to the 21 waiters working at the time, making it an association and the only restaurant in Peru where the workers owned a place. Nowadays only 8 of those 21 waiters remain but the place is still full of memories, pictures and conversations of a time when Lima lived a simpler time.
I hope you enjoyed this short entrance, until the next time. See you around.