Departamento de Lima Things to Do

  • Changing of the Guard at the Palacio De Gobierno
    Changing of the Guard at the Palacio De...
    by TooTallFinn24
  • House of the Chosen Women, Pachacamac.
    House of the Chosen Women, Pachacamac.
    by skullcrusher
  • Templo del Sol, Pachacamac.
    Templo del Sol, Pachacamac.
    by skullcrusher

Departamento de Lima Things to Do

  • District Of Miraflores

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lima Things to Do

    We arrived on December 14 2013 and checked into the Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection in Miraflores, Lima, Peru. It was located near the heart of Miraflores about 2 blocks from JF Kennedy Park where we went shopping and had a great variety of restaurant. We then walked to the seafront shopping mall of Larcomar. Great views here and we had our...

    more
  • Museos - Museums

    Lima Things to Do

    This museum has to rank alongside the Larco for interest, information and organisation. It is situated in the Bodega y Quadra House located next to the old railway station. A big plus over the Larco - it is FREE! Open: 09.00-17.00 - Tuesday - Sunday The Museo de Sitio Bodega y Quadra exhibits artifacts of the colonial and republican period found...

    more
  • La Catedral - The Cathedral of Lima

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lima Things to Do

    The Cathedral of Lima is on the tourist trail in Lima. However, what may not be so well known is that within its walls is a tea room and shop, also loos. The tea room is just that - a place where one can have a cuppa. There is an extensive choice, ranging from white tea to decaffeinated Earl Grey. Soft drinks and water are also sold. Cakes as...

    more
  • San Francisco Church And Convent

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lima Things to Do

    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 damaged in 1970. The complex was World Heritage listed in 1991 as part of the Historic Centre of Lima. One of the most interesting features of the...

    more
  • District Of Barranco

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lima Things to Do

    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 walkway in Barranco. It runs between the main plaza and the sea and passes many grand houses. At one point it crosses the Bridge of Sighs. In this...

    more
  • Plaza Mayor And Surroundings

    Lima Things to Do

    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 the Independence of Peru at the same spot... And what’s more natural than to start sightseeing in Lima at the city’s birthplace? That’s what I did...

    more
  • Around Lima

    Lima Things to Do

    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 coffee shop we visited a local market, where I was able to try these amazing peruvian fruits. Later we went to a restaurant called Embarcadero 41,...

    more
  • Plaza San Martin

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lima Things to Do

    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 after José de San Martin (1778 to 1850), who was a hero of South American independence, and there is an huge monument with a bronze statue of San...

    more
  • Pachacamac

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lima Things to Do

    If you are in the big city and want to go on a short day trip to check out some old ruins then a voyage out to this site (a mere 31kms away from Lima) makes for a decent excursion. There are several old buildings and temples spread throughout a good sized area with a nice little museum to help put things into context. The site overlooks the Pacific...

    more
  • More Churches And Convents

    Lima Things to Do

    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 beauty from outside, we entered the church, but a mass was going on so we just stayed at the back, and didn’t have a closer look at the inside of the...

    more
  • Buildings In Colonial Style

    Lima Things to Do

    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 purposes and in the colonial style that was popular in Europe and South America at that time. Some of the latter balconies were built as a place to relax...

    more
  • Palacio De Gobierno

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lima Things to Do

    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 original palace was constructed in 1535, but has been reconstructed/altered/renovated several times. The changing of the guards can be seen at noon each...

    more
  • Congreso de la Republica

    Lima Things to Do

    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 from behind them. In front of the square is the National Museum of the Holy Inquisition (you can see it in the second picture, behind Simon Bolívar´s...

    more
  • Callao

    3 out of 5 stars

    Lima Things to Do

    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 Museum (photo 3). We didn't have a chance to do either of these things. The Real Felipe was constructed from 1747 as a defense against pirate attacks...

    more
  • Palacio Torre-Tagle

    5 out of 5 stars

    Lima Things to Do

    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 Tagle y Bracho, who was the first Marquis of Torre Tagle. Palacio Torre Tagle is famous for its beautiful carved wooden balconies, but the building has a...

    more
  • Distrito De Rimac - District Of Rimac

    Lima Things to Do

    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 gobierno del Presidente José Balta (1868). Se cree que se construyó mezclando clara de huevos con piedra de cantos rodados.

    more
  • Parque De La Exposición

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Lima Things to Do

    I didn't get a chance to go there, but here is the information for you so I can live vicariously. ;) It's open Tuesdays to Sundays from 09:00 to 17:00 It costs 6 soles to get in with two exceptions: 3 soles on Sundays and free on Wednesdays

    more
  • All Around The Country

    Lima Things to Do

    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 bearing evidence of trepanning. There are also furniture, paintings and artifacts from the Spanish colonial era. Ica is an important agricultural...

    more
  • Huaca Pucllana

    One of the ruins in the middle of town - Miraflores. You have guides, especially English - without guide you cannot get in anyway. People are very nice there.And the place is very interesting. In the summer it is helpful to have water because it is very very hot and no place to hide from the sun.prizes:7.00soles for adultsopen from9am - 5pm

    more
  • Archaeological Sites.

    1. Huallamarca Pre - Columbian TombSan Isidro OPen Tues - Sunday 9am-5pmA restored pre-inca pyramid found in the middle of the city.2.PUcellana Pre- Columbian Tomb Gral Borgorio Miraflores. OPen Wed - Monday 9am-5pm

    more
  • Downtown Lima.

    If staying in Miraflores the safest way to travel to downtown Lima is by taxi. Catch a taxi from any of the major hotels in Miraflores. Do not take any valuables with you as downtown can be dangerous regarding pick pocketers.The main square is very interesting to stroll around and the historical old part of Lima is wonderful.

    more
  • Main Square.

    In the heart of historic Lima. The changing of the guards can be seen from the Government Palace at midday. This square is NOT to be missed.

    more
  • Government Palace.

    This is the house for the Peruvian Government and is located in the Plaza Mayor. In order to visit the palace you MUST book 24hours in advance between the hours 8.30am-1.00pm or 2.pm - 3.30pm.Tel NO - 311-3980NO SHORTS ARE ALLOWED>If you don't want to do a guided tour you can watch the changing of guards at 12.00pm Monday- Saturday. Free...

    more
  • Larco Museum

    The Larco Museum displays an excellent overview of Pre- Columbian History. Its lovely to visited as the building and gardens are gorgeous dating back to the 18th century and built over a 7th century pre-columbian pyramid.Catch a taxi from Miraflores, it takes approx 15 minutes. Open Daily between 9am - 6pm.

    more
  • Tours and Attractions.

    Miraflore Cliffs - This is a Must Do on your list. Take a stroll along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean for a bird's eye view of Lima. Great spot for taking photo's and watching sky divers risk their lives... Museum Pedro De Osma - in Barranco. A huge collection of colonial art. City tour - which includes the Plaza San Martin, the...

    more
  • Huaca Huallamarca

    The other ruin in the middle of Miraflores. very small and only worth a visit when you have more time like I did or you´re deeply interested in those kind of things.prizes:5.50 soles for adultsopentue-sun 9am-5pm

    more
  • La Basílica

    The Catethral of Lima at the Plaza de Armas - is sure worth a visit - especially if you like churches and religion.

    more

Departamento de Lima Hotels

Top Departamento de Lima Hotels

Lima Hotels
1198 Reviews - 2778 Photos
Miraflores Hotels
21 Reviews - 46 Photos
Chacarilla Hotels
See nearby hotels
San Borja Hotels
See nearby hotels
Punta Negra Hotels
2 Reviews - 13 Photos
Punta Hermosa Hotels
See nearby hotels
Pueblo Libre Hotels
8 Reviews - 34 Photos
Pucusana Hotels
See nearby hotels
Paramonga Hotels
1 Review - 1 Photo
Pachacamac Hotels
4 Reviews - 8 Photos
Miraflores Hotels
13 Reviews - 29 Photos
Matucana Hotels
5 Reviews - 12 Photos
Marcahuasi Hotels
See nearby hotels
La Molina Hotels
1 Review - 1 Photo
Lomas de Lachay Hotels
See nearby hotels

Instant Answers: Departamento de Lima

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

64 travelers online now

Comments

Departamento de Lima Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Departamento de Lima things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Departamento de Lima sightseeing.
Map of Departamento de Lima