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Visiting Lima

The Peruvian capital was founded as La Ciudad de los Reyes (or “the City of Kings”) and it’s not hard to see why. Pick a plaza—any plaza!—and settle in with a good book and a Pisco Sour. In summer, you can hit the beaches along the Pan-American Highway.

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The Peruvian capital was founded as La Ciudad de los Reyes (or “the City of Kings”) and it’s not hard to see why. Pick a plaza—any plaza!—and settle in with a good book and a Pisco Sour. In summer, you can hit the beaches along the Pan-American Highway.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Lima. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Lima flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Lima

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Bus Travel

Written by LenR on 01 Jul, 2009

It is always difficult using the local bus system when you first arrive in a new city. You are never sure where the buses go, you don’t know the fare payment system and you don’t know the frequency or hours of operation. The difficulties generally…Read More


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The Best Day in Lima!

Written by nicolaTomasa on 29 Aug, 2008

9:30: To begin the the best day in Lima, you want to take a taxi (20 minutes US$5) to downtown Lima, also known as el Centro. Have the taxi drop you off at the Plaza de Armas, where you can see Francisco Pizarro's grave and…Read More


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Pachacamar

Written by lashr1999 on 07 May, 2006

Pachacamar lies 25 miles away from Lima and is the site of ruins from Native American settlements. The site is considered a very important center for religion and contains a number of pyramids. Pachacamar when translated means he who animates the world. Around 200 to…Read More


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La Rosa Nautica

Written by lashr1999 on 07 May, 2006

While walking in the Miraflores area I saw a Victorian styled restaurant at the end of a pier. I knew it was probably expensive so I did not go that day. After a city tour my final day, I decided to treat myself to the…Read More


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The Most Incredible Scenery in the World

Written by dconlisk on 25 Mar, 2002

In the south of Bolivia, near the border with Chile, is an expanse of terrain known as the Salar de Uyuni. This area used to be an ocean millions of years ago, but all that is left of this is the salt. This may not…Read More


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Museo de la Nacion

Written by lashr1999 on 07 May, 2006

If you are traveling to different sites in Peru, this museum will help to put everything you have seen or will see about ancient Peruvian culture together. The museum has several levels and covers ancient Peruvian culture from the pre-Inca to the Incas. If you…Read More


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Museo de Oro del Peru (Gold Museum)

Written by lashr1999 on 07 May, 2006

The building which houses the museum is shaped like a fortress with old canons on the outside. It has housed the collection of Miguel Mujica Gallo for over 20 years. He purchased relics from tomb robbers and amassed a huge collection. It features gold figures,…Read More


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The Parque del Amour

Written by lashr1999 on 07 May, 2006

The Parque del Amour or Park of Love is located in the Miraflores district near the Pacific Ocean. It was opened in 1993 on Valentines day. The colorful mosaic benches may remind one of Gaudi Park in Barcelona Spain. The centerpiece…Read More


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San Francisco Church and Convent

Written by lashr1999 on 07 May, 2006

The church and convent of San Francisco was built around 1674. The exterior of the building is a yellow colonial styled structure with Baroque architecture. Upon entering you pay $2 for a 45-minute tour. On your tour you first see the church with its wood…Read More


Lima.

Written by astrid_travel on 08 Sep, 2002

Most travellers to Peru will, at some point, pass through the capital, Lima. As with most South American cities, Lima does not fail to leave an impression- you either love it or hate it, but will unlikely leave feeling indifferent. I went to Lima…Read More


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