Lima has become a cosmopolitan and modern city. It possesses though a rich history and important artistic and archaeological monuments.
Owner of Pre-Inca, Inca and Spanish heritage, it has plenty and interesting sites to visit.
Historical Centre of Lima: UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our Plaza Mayor shows splendid buildings like the Government Palace, the Cathedral and Lima’s City Hall, priceless historical monuments. As you take a walk, you will find colonial and republican mansions and beautiful churches, like San Francisco and San Pedro. Don’t miss visiting “The Magic Water Cicuit” during a night visit.
Lima Museums: We recommend a visit to the modern Museo Larco, where you can come closer to millennial Peruvian culture, and admire one of the richest and selected collection of our archaeological past. The Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), recently remodeled, is also highly recommended.
Archaeological Places in Lima: The whole area of Lima was once a place of development of various cultures, until they were dominated by the Incas. Within a short distance from Lima, you will find the Temple of Pachacamac, important cult site of earlier cultures to the Inca. Interesting also is the Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores district. It is also highly recommended the Citadel of Caral, located at the north of Lima, considered the oldest city in America (3,000 BC).
Lima Entertainment: The offer is great, as any modern city, you’ll find theaters, cinemas, art galleries, casinos, shows, concerts and discos. Called the Gastronomic Capital of America, Lima owns the most outstanding restaurants. Our dining options cover traditional cuisine of the various regions of our country, as well as contemporary Peruvian Cuisine, a combination of local flavors with Italian, Chinese, Japanese influences, among others.
Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro. Miraflores and San Isidro districts are characterized by their modernity and the main hotels in the city are located there. Barranco, on the other hand, is a bohemian district with an exciting mix of entertainment venues. Larcomar, in Miraflores, is a modern beautiful shopping mall and it is a must for all visitors, it is located on the cliffs of the coast of Miraflores and has excellent restaurants and upscale shopping.
Por: Rodrigo Florez | Guide