Lima Things to Do

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  • 1. Museos - Museums

    Founded by Rafael Larco Hoyle in 1926, it displays a carefully cataloged and displayed history of Peru through its archaeology. The museum was transferred to Lima in the 1950s. It was been enlarged...

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  • 2. San Francisco Church And Convent

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a view of the magnificent church for the inside, started in 1673 and finally finished in 1774, this is one of the most magnificent churches in Lima. The church also contains a world famous...

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  • 3. District Of Miraflores

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Miraflores City government building sit on the main square( Parque Kennedy) by the cathedral. It's in an old colonial style building. Miraflores is the main tourist hub in Lima being much safer...

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  • 4. Plaza Mayor And Surroundings

    This beautiful colonial building houses Lima's central Train Station. The building was completed in the 1890's and was once Lima's main train station. today it houses special exhibits and also is used...

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  • 5. More Churches And Convents

    This church is a few blocks west of the Plaza Mayor and is the oldest church in Lima. it was founded by the Dominican order in 1551 but its current architecture was established after the original was...

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  • 6. District Of Barranco

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 7. La Catedral - The Cathedral of Lima

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    The main cathedral of Lima is immense and full of great side chapels. it was built in 1535, by order of the Conquistadore Pizzarro who founded Lima and is said to have laid the foundation stone for...

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  • 8. Around Lima

    I am a born and raised New Englander who has been living in and around Lima since 2007. Like many other cities in the world, in Lima there are people who will try to take advantage of you. However,...

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  • 9. Palacio De Gobierno

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    On the north side of the Plaza de Armas is the residence of the Peruvian President. It's known as the house of Pizzarro and was erected by Pizzarro in 1535 over an indigenous temple. Every Spanish...

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  • 10. Buildings In Colonial Style

    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...

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  • 11. Plaza San Martin

    4 out of 5 stars

    When I first walked into Plaza San Martin and had the total perspective of the entire plaza it was a bit overwhelming. Obviously the architect of the plaza had a grand vision in mind. According to...

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  • 12. Pachacamac

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 13. Callao

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 14. Congreso de la Republica

    This Plaza is part of the grounds of the Congreso Building and features a statue of Simon Bolivar. gatherings and festivals are held here on national holidays and other local celebrations. its about 5...

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  • 15. Palacio Torre-Tagle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This former Colonial Mansion now houses the foreign Ministry. It was built in 1715 in a Spanish baroque style. It's unique in that it does not have the gold exterior of the other colonial buildings in...

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  • 16. Parque De La Exposición

    4 out of 5 stars

    This park houses the Art Museum and seems to be frequented by couples. Besides the Art museum there is a military and city museum and the supreme building is on a little side park. The park is just...

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  • 17. All Around The Country

    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...

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  • 18. Distrito De Rimac - District Of Rimac

    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...

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  • 19. Palacio De Justicia

    Peru's Supreme Court sit right on the side of parque de le exposicion and was built in 1938 in a neo-classical style. It houses the supreme court of Peru and...

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  • 20. Kennedy Park

    Nice Park dedicated as a memorial to JFK. Check it out when your at Calle De Pizzas. in Miraflores, this gives you a chance to do just that "mira los flores"....

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  • 21. Ancient Adobe Pyramids

    In the Miraflores district of Lima one can find the Huaca Pucllana, a great adobe brick pyramid, surrounded by the city. It rises on multiple platforms, and...

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  • 22. Plaza 2 de Mayo

    On my way from and back to the airport I passed Plaza 2 de Mayo, a square that was inaugurated in 1874. Plaza 2 de Mayo is surrounded by blue painted houses and...

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  • 23. Desemparados

    Sitting close to the Government Palace the Desmparados is the oldest railway station in Lima. It was constructed beginning in 1911 as the central train station....

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  • 24. Lima Culinary Tour

    I had to pass through Lima before continuing my travles throughout the country and I wanted to experience the gastronomy because I've heard so much about it...

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  • 25. Adobe Pyramid in the Heart of the City

    Huaca Pucllana was at one time a political and administrative centre. Tours are available for around 10PEN ($3.50 CAD) which include an English guide. The tour...

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