Lima Journals

Lima: The Right Way

A December 2005 trip to Lima by bgoldeen

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Quote: Lima, "The City of Kings," is an amazing city if you know where to go and what to see. This journal will give insights into the right way to see Lima. From cultural excursions during the day to living it up at night, you'll find it here.

Lima: The Right Way

Overview

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Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

Taking a taxi is by far the best way to get around. They are everywhere and are relatively cheap. For example, a taxi ride from Miraflores to La Molina (roughly 10km) only costs 20 soles, or about . When you flag down a taxi, you must first negotiate the price with the driver. Tell him where you need to go and then negotiate the price. You pay when you arrive at your destination.

Aura Nightclub

Attraction

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This is a great club with a single dance floor, large outside patio area, and several bars throughout. DJs spin the latest Latin dance music, with everything from reggae and merengue to the best techno and house hits. It is considered the best club in Lima by the local youth. The atmosphere is very safe, with a late-teen to 2--something crowd. Getting into the club is a little difficult, and I was lucky enough to have a Peruvian friend help me out. We arrived at 11:30pm and the line was already very long. Rather than wait, we paid the 40 soles to get in the VIP entrance. Make sure you bring a legitimate ID, as the bouncers were very strict about checking identifications (even though there we...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 19, 2006

Aura Nightclub
Larcomar Shopping Center
Miraflores, Lima, Peru LM 18

Museo Oro del Peru (Gold Museum)

Attraction | "Museo de Oro del Peru (Gold Museum)"

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Peru's gold museum is a cultural double feature. Not only is the basement filled with some stunning Incan gold artifacts, but the first floor is a treasure trove of weapons and military artifacts from around the world. I personally enjoyed this immense collection more than the museum's namesake. The museum is very touristy, offering tours in several languages, including English, French, and Spanish. There are also a few shops that sell jewelry and replicas of famous exhibits within the museum. It's a definite must-see, but once is enough.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 19, 2006

Museo Oro del Peru (Gold Museum)
Calle Alonso De Molina 1100
Lima, Peru
+51 (1) 435-2917

Catedral de Lima

Attraction | "La Catedral de Lima (Lima Cathedral)"

Catedral de Lima Photo, Lima, Peru
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Lima's cathedral is immense and ornate. The dominant structure on Lima's central plaza, this is a must-see for the first-timer. Inside is the tomb of conquistador Francisco Pizarro, along with many pieces of art dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. There is an entrance fee, but the sight is well worth the 5 soles.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 19, 2006

Catedral de Lima
Jirón Carabaya, cuadra 2
Lima, Peru 1
+51 1 427 9647

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru

Attraction | "Museo de Antropología, Arquetología y Historia"

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru Photo, Lima, Peru
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The Museum of Anthropology in Lima’s Pueblo Libre district has some one of the most interesting collections of pottery and textiles in the country. There is also a superb temporary exhibit on Incan gold that rivals that of Lima’s Gold Museum. The museum houses thousands of exhibits; however, the curators have picked the perfect amount to put on display, allowing for a cultural tour that doesn’t wear you out. Side rooms display these additional exhibits in floor-to-ceiling display cases. The amount of artifacts is almost overwhelming. Near the entrance is La Sala de Arte Erotica, for those who don’t mind viewing copulating drinking vessels from pre-Incan times. Overall, the muse...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 27, 2006

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru
Plaza Bolívar s/n, Pueblo Libre
Lima, Peru
+51 (1) 463 5070