Want to shop for things Peruvian or eat your lunch or dinner with a spectacular view?
Larcomar is a shopping presinct designed to fit into the cliffs of Miraflores. From the street all you see is a... more
The Puente de los Suspiros, or Bridge of Sighs - if you can walk across it for the first time, without taking a breath, all your wishes will come true. So the story goes.
The Bajada de los Baños is a... more
The church and monastery of Saint Francis were consecrated in 1673 and completed in 1774. The church, built in the Spanish Baroque style, survived earthquakes in 1687 and1746 but was extensively... more
The name of Museo de Oro del Peru means the Gold Museum, but it also contains collections of weapons/military items and textiles. The weapon collection is said to be the biggest of its kind in the... more
I took this culinary and city tour in Lima 2 months ago and it was espectacular! I took the day tour, on which the guide picked me up from my hotel and then we went to a local coffee shop. After the... more
Plaza de Armas (or Plaza Mayor) is a place of historical importance as the city of Lima was founded here in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, and in 1821, José San Martin proclaimed... more
Plaza San Martin is one of the largest and most impressive squares in Lima. It was inaugurated on July 27, 1921 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Peru. The square is named... more
The temple of Pachacamac is a Pre-Inca archaeological site 40 km southeast of Lima. To date at least 17 pyramids have been discovered. Artefacts have been dated to the Early Intermediate Period... more
You will find this building in the main square, Plaza Mayor. The building was renovated in 1937 and has many rooms, courtyards and a garden. Originally the site was a Indian Burial place and the... more
The Cathedral was consecrated in 1625 replacing a church that had become too small for the growing city of Lima. It was badly damaged by the earthquake in 1687 and almost destroyed in 1746 - but was... more
We were walking down the shopping street, ‘Jiron de la Union’ (between Plaza San Martin and Plaza de Armas), when we noticed the impressive façade of the La Merced church. After we had admired its... more
Walking around Central Lima you will see numerous examples of very ornate balconies. Most of them were built during the 17th and 18th century by the Spanish. They were built mainly for ceremoniall... more
We came into Callao, the port for Lima, by ship (photo 5), and made all our excursions to Lima from here by bus. From Lima there is a four hour tour that you can take to the Real Felipe Fort and Navy... more
Cruzando el río Rímac por el puente de piedra construído en 1608 por don Juan Del Corral para unir Lima y el Rímac. Fue el único medio de comunicación entre las dos orillas del río Rímac hasta el... more
Also at the old city center of Lima, a few blocks from Plaza de Armas, is the Simon Bolivar Square and the National Congress.
The square is closed by gates and fences and you can only take pictures... more
Palacio Torre Tagle is located a couple of blocks from Plaza de Armas, and is considered one of the best surviving colonial mansion in Lima. The mansion was built in 1735 for Don José Bernardo de... more
Ica and surrounding areas are the traditional source of Pisco brandy. Ica is home to Museo Regional de Ica, a local museum with many exhibits. On display are pre-Columbian mummies with elongated heads... more
You will probably enter or leave Peru by its capital, Lima. Most people just use it as a gate to the other many attractions that Peru has to offer.
But Lima deserves at least 1-2 days, to:
Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as La Ciudad de los Reyes, or "The City of Kings." It has been an important city from the time it was founded and is the...
When I found out I was going to Lima for my grandma's 89th birthday I was totally psyched! Especially considering that my last time in Peru had been 19 years ago when I was there with my family!! I......