Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 1 August 2019


The ceremonial cauldron that traveled across 19 Peruvian cities in the Pan American Torch Relay caravan can be seen in the Parque de la Exposición.


The same cauldron that traveled over 6500 km across Peru with the Pan American Torch Relay in 23 days is now placed in the Parque de la Exposición. This venue will house the Culturaymi, the cultural festival of the Lima 2019 Games. The symbolic Pan American flame is still lit, so that everyone can see it.

The colorful cauldron is decorated with Lima 2019 designs and is located in the Flag Plaza, alongside the pool of the Independence Centennial Celebration. This place makes the Olympic flame even more symbolic, as the Lima 2019 route is also an important part of Peru’s Bicentennial Celebrations.

Therefore, the Pan American Torch Route was an essential moment for Lima 2019. Even tough the Games are taking place in Lima, the Olympic flame united all Peru. Nowadays, this memorable route can be seen in the map of Peru as if it had veins.

The Lima 2019 cultural program is the result of the union of cultures since the regional governments opened booths with their craft and gastronomy workshops and perform shows to promote their culture.

Torch Route

On July 2, the Pan American flame was lit in Mexico, in Temple of the Sun, Teotihuacán. First, it flew to Cuzco, in South America, and then crossed the rest of Peru. Finally, it arrived at the National Stadium in order to open the Pan American Games on July 26. The Olympic Flame enlighten over 26 districts and 22 regions.