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Travel Guide of Lima in Peru by Influencers


Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.



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Discover our travel guide of Lima in Peru made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.



What you will see and do in Lima:

  🏰 Temple     🏃‍♂️ Running     🏊 Swimming pool     🏖️ Beach     🗼 Landmark     🌆 Skyline  

Travel Tips for visiting Lima

History




Located on the Pacific Coast of Peru, Lima was founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizzaro who nicknamed it the City of Kings (La Ciudad de los Reyes), in reference to the Magi of the Nativity (from his Hispanic culture). It became the capital of the country in 1821 after the independence of the country from Spain. It is now the fifth largest city in Latin America with more than ten million inhabitants. Its historic center, classified as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is full of museums and historic buildings that are not to be missed.

Discovery




At the heart of the city, the Plaza Mayor (also called La Plaza de Armas) gathers very important religious monuments such as the Cathedral of St. John, the Basilica and the Monastery of St. Francis of Assisi but also the Government Palace of Peru.
Scattered throughout the city, you will find museums with exclusive collections of pre-Columbian art. Among them, the Museo Larco, named after its founder Rafael Larco Hoyle, is known worldwide for its collection dedicated to the Moche civilization, present in the territory between 100 AD and 700 AD. A little further south, but still in the city of Lima, is the Museo Oro del Peru and its treasures of the original lands, collected by the Peruvian diplomat Miguel Mujica Gallo in the 60s.

Among the highlights of the city, you will have the pleasure to walk in the eight hectares of the Parque de la Reserva. There, sublime sculptures by Peruvian artists are on display and you will love the magnificent water show, for which the park is famous, also known as the Magical Water Circuit (Circuito Magico del Agua).

What is a city without its markets?
The Peruvian gastronomy is worth the detour! Not far from the Playa Mayor, you will enjoy meandering through the Mercado Central, discovering a warm atmosphere and culinary specialties based on chicken, fish, lamb or beef. There is something for everyone!
You are a gourmet but prefer shopping ? At the Gamarra Market (and its shopping streets), the largest clothing market in Latin America, you will find something for you!

Quiet and Peace




Along the water, many parks and viewpoints await you: Fortaleza del Real Felipe, Parque del Amor, Malecon de Miraflores... Not to mention the beaches!

Last but not least... In the South East of the capital, Huaca Pucllana is the most majestic of the sites in Lima. Its pyramid is constituted by vertical adobes which increase its solidity : architectural prowess !

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Lima

How to go to Lima from the airport?

Jorge Chavez International Airport is about 30 minutes away from Lima's city center by car.

Car

You will find many taxis or riders that will drive you where you would like, these are examples of companies you can use: TaxiGreen, TaxiDatum, Taxi Auto Satellite, inDriver, Uber.

Tips. Always check some details before entering a taxi in Lima (Peru): light signal, yellow/black or white/black "checkerboard" design on both sides of the car, taxi driver's license and the license plate might be written on the windows and/or the seats. Have cash and coins, so you can bargain prices and give the exact amount.

Bus - transfert services

Airport Express Lima drives you to (and from) 9 stops in Miraflores and 4 stops in San Isidro.

QuickLlma Airport can drop you off (and from) Kennedy Park in Miraflores or right to you front door in this same area.

Depending on what you expect and how many people you are. For a couple of nights, you might prefer to stay in a tourist friendly area sush as Miraflores, where you will enjoy the most of Lima's energy. Great news, most of the accommodations offer breakfast!

Hotels

Based on travelers reviews (August 2022):

  • this is the top 3 mid-range hotels in this area: Hyatt Centric San Isidro, Pullman Lima Miraflores and Iberostar Selection Miraflores,
  • this is the top 3 affordable hotels in Lima: Roosevelt Hotel & Suites, Ibis Lima Reducto Miraflores and Arawi Miraflores Express

Hostels

Lima has very nice hostels you might enjoy as a solo backpacker or with your friends: Albergue Verde, Loki Lima, Pariwana Hostel and Puriwasi Hostel Lima are the best ranked by travelers.





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Park of Love

  9.0 km (5.6 miles) away from Lima


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