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Tourism in Lima

Lima Travel Information and Vacations Guide - Guide tourist and Business of Peru
  • Perú
  • Lima Province
  • 2.672 km²
  • 25 ºC → 13 ºC
  • 8.852.000 hab
  • 009 + 51 + 1
  • PET (UTC−5)
  • Spanish
  • Nuevo sol (PEN)
  • Limean
  • Plaza de Armas, or Plaza Mayor, is the historical center of Lima and the most logical starting point for visitors sightseeing in Central Lima.

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    Main Square (The Plaza de Armas) - Perú Lima
  • The promenade on top of Lima’s cliffs is called Malecón. It’s always busy with people skateboarding, running, biking, kids playing, brides having their pictures taken, you name it.

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    The Miraflores Malecon - Perú Lima
  • The Bridge of Sighs (Puente de los Suspiros) is a lovely wooden structure spanning the Bajada de Baños, a stone walkway that runs down to the Pacific through Lima's bohemian district, Barranco.

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    Bridge of Sighs - Perú Lima
  • The Parque de la Reserva was originally opened in 1929 to commemorate all the civilian reservists who fought in the defence of Lima during the War of the Pacific.

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    Lima's Parque de la Reserva (Park of the Reserve)

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All About Lima Peru Tourism and Travel

L Lima, named as the "City of Kings" by spanish conquerors long time ago, is country's capital as well as the main Gateway to Perú.

Begins with the pre-inca civizations, going throught the founding of the city in 1535 by the spaniards, right up to our present days.

It is also renowned as by by its pre-inca archaeological sites, as well as by its fabolous museums housing priceless national and private collections as the Nations's Museum with its different exhibition romos about Peruvian history and art, is also a must see all visitors to the city.

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Interesting Information about Lima

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Weather in Lima Peru

Country: Peru - South America

Lima's weather is warm but very humid (up to 90%). summer ranges from 23 to 30 Celsious degrees and winter from 14 to 18 Celsius degrees.

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Currency

Country: Peru - South America

Peru's official currency is the Nuevo Sol. it has denominations in metallic coins of 5, 10, 20 and cents, as well as of 1, 2 and 5 nuevos soles. Bills correpond to 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 nuevos soles. But $USD notes are also accepted as: money in Peru, especially for higher-value transactions. So, for example, if you were just buying: a cup of coca tea, then soles would be your first choice but if you were ordering a meal in restaurants. in fact you'll find the menu priced in dollars.

If you'd rather not carry large amounts of money in Peru then a good approach is to just bring a small amount of US dollars with you so you have some cash on arrival, and then use the widely-available cash machines once you've landed to withdraw currency in Lima, or whenever you need it.

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Schedules

Country: Peru - South America

Usually, Banks work from Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm., and Saturdays between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.; exchange offices between 9:00 am. and 9:00 pm . Supermarkets and malls between 9:00 am. to 10:00 pm.

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Security in Lima

Country: Peru - South America

Just as every big city in the world. Lima has unsafe an dangerous áreas, they are far from tourist locations. As in every part of the world. Be careful an beber disregard your belongings.

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Local Transport in Lima

Country: Peru - South America

Unfortunately, lima does not have a proer public transport system. The cost per trip is 1 nuevo sol approxiately but, you should not use this service.

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Taxis in Lima

Country: Peru - South America

They do not have taximeter. Rates are agreed with the driver befores entering the vehicle. The mínimum costfor a shor distance is S/.5 but, the average is between S/.6 and S/.9. It is advisable to use yellow taxis registeres whith the Municipality of Lima, or from the companies that render this service. Be careful, do not use taxis of ilegal.

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Tourist Attractions in Lima, Peru

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Travelers coming to Peru usually see Lima as just one stop on the way. But there are so many interesting things to see in and near Lima that it’s worth taking an extra few days to explore....

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Gastronomy in Lima, Peru

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Peru’s capital has become one of Latin America's premier destinations for eating well. More recently, Lima has garnered another claim to fame, and an additional appellation: the Gastronomic Capital of South America...

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Lima Adventure Guide

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Adventure activities in Lima are abundant: Bike Tours, Paragliding, Kayaking, horseback riding, Surf, walking around Lima, climbing And rappelling, and more...

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A visit to Lima's historic downtown

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Walking tour of the historic center of Lima, Peru, including stops at Palacio de Justicia, Plaza Francia / Iglesia de la Recoleta, Plaza San Martín, Parque Universitario / Plaza de la Cultura, Basílica y Convento de San Pedro, Barrio Chino, Congreso de la República del Perú, Basílica y Convento de San Francisco...

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Feasts & Festivals in Lima

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As Peru's capital city, the calendar of festivals in Lima is extensive to say the least, with an endless selection of seasonal things to do...

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Tourist Service In Lima

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Travel information for visitors to Lima - Hotel recommendations, Hospitals and Health Care Centers, Lodging, Peru offers a number of transportation options to suit every traveler's taste and budget, places of interest and restaurants...

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Video about Lima, Peru

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Museum, zoo, Historical Centre, protected natural areas, Parks, Art museum, Astronomical Observatory, List of cathedrals, Churches, thermal baths, and more...

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Make Mistura 2015 the starting point for your Peru adventure!

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The international festival of cuisine in Lima, Mistura 2014 will open its doors from the 4th to the 13th of September. Come and experience the largest culinary fair in Latin America and travel with us to discover the delights of Peru: the cities of Lima, Arequipa and Cuzco, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Discover why Peru was named the world’s top culinary destination in 2012.

Festival of the Reyna del Cañaveral (Sugar Cane Queen)

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The yearly event sees locals heading to the banks of the Rio Pampas near the small town of Callebamba. Along with the election of the Queen, or Miss Cañaveral, the festival serves to highlight the region’s products and tourist attractions. Water sports such as swimming and rafting provide plenty of entertainment, while gastronomic fairs offer typical regional cuisine.

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Adventure Guide to Lima

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Lima is a city that not only offers several cultural, historical and business attractions, reflected in its architecture, museums or big hotels. Lima also has splendid places (around the city) for adventure sports and a large number of establishments in the city that allow a varied and attractive nightlife.

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Surfing in lima beaches

Country: Peru - South America

Being a coastal city, Lima has many beaches suitable for the practice of surfing, from beginners (Redondo or Waikiki beaches in "La Costa Verde", Miraflores) and even for more experienced surfers (Pico Alto in Punta Hermosa, and La Herradura in Chorrillos). In the beaches of the Costa Verde, you will find instructors who teach and also rent the necessary equipment for surfing, but if you want to buy your own one, Miraflores has a lot of surf shops where you can find whatever you want. For more adventure surfers there are also more remote and challenging beaches, where you can reach by car, accompanied by a guide of course. Surfing has become a really popular sport in Lima since Sofia Mulanovich was the World Champion of women's professional circuit in 2005.

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Paragliding the Coast of Lima

Country: Peru - South America

The Lima area is particular attractive to paragliders because of the ability to get into such close proximity to the buildings.

The desert dunes over Pachacamac are another popular Lima location for paragliding. Located about 30 Km to the south, on sunny days there is a lot of interesting thermal activity here.

For those who have never paraglided but want to experience the thrill of flight, there are several companies that provide tandem rides over the Costa Verde.

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Biking in Lima Bay

Country: Peru - South America

Lima, Peru offers a combination of bike routes to suit any cyclist. If you’re more of a road biker, the capital city has smooth and relatively traffic-free roads that wind around iconic and historic buildings of the city. If you’re more adventurous, outside of the urban center you will find that Peru mountain bike trails are for all levels of expertise and provide great views when they cut through the ancient monuments of the Incas.

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Lunahuana, another place for extreme sports

Country: Peru - South America

Lunahuana, a pleasant valley located 150km south of Lima, has perfect locations to enjoy a wide variety of adventures sports in its river, which has rapids up to class IV, and its hills. You can practice rafting, parasailing, trekking, gliding, mountain biking and fishing competitions.

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Scuba Diving in Lima, Peru

Country: Peru - South America

To connect with the beautiful landscapes near Lima, consider hiking, biking, sandboarding or scuba diving. Although scuba diving is not widely practiced in Peru, diving off the coast of Lima offers a unique opportunity for scuba enthusiasts. You will not find coral reefs, but you will have the opportunity to see some of the more than 1,000 species of fish, 1,400 species of mollusks and 300 species of shellfish registered in Peru.

Dive Sites:Nearby Pucusana offers an approximately 100-foot wall dive and a 60-foot wreck dive is found a short distance northwest of Lima near the Chincha Islands, Palomino Island (Diving with the seas lions near Palomino Island remains a favorite day trip for those who visit Lima.),

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Lima History & Cultures

Lima's history doesn't only start with the foundation of the colonial city by Francisco Pizarro in 1535.

The Lima culture was an indigenous civilization which existed in modern-day Lima, Peru during the Early Intermediate Period, extending from roughly 100 to 650. This pre-Incan culture, which overlaps with surrounding Paracas, Moche, and Nasca civilizations, was located in the desert coastal strip of Peru in the Chillon, Rimac and Lurin River valleys. It can be difficult to differentiate the Lima culture from surrounding cultures due to both its physical proximity to other, and better documented cultures, in Coastal Peru, and because it is chronologically very close, if not over lapped, by these other cultures as well. These factors all help contribute to the obscurity of the Lima culture, of which much information is still left to be learned.

The Lima civilization was known in part for its ceramic artwork, consisting of styles such as Maranga and Interlocking patterns, which show the influence of the nearby Moche culture. Changes in this pottery style during the Middle Horizon Period also indicate influence from the Wari Empire. Being surrounded by desert, Lima needed to channel water from surrounding rivers in order to cultivate their soil for agricultural purposes. This resulted in the construction and maintenance of an extensive irrigational system, redirecting canals, and method of terracing. The Lima civilization constructed many temples known as wak'as, which are still preserved throughout the city of Lima to this day. Since these archeological sites are buried within modern-day Lima, it is difficult to access the archeological remnants that still exist without disrupting the city, which is another factor that plays a part in the modern-day enigma of ancient Lima culture. Major population centers of ancient Lima were located at Pukllana, Wallamarka, Cajamarquilla, and Pacha Kamaq.

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Pukllana (spanish: "Huaca Pucllana") - the Miraflores district of central Lima, Peru

Country: Peru - South America

Wak'a Pukllana was a central archeological complex in ancient Lima culture. Also known as Wak'a Juliana, this important administrative and ceremonial center was built around 500. The Wak'a Pukllana was clearly separated by a large wall (north - south direction) into two different parts: The administrative sector and the urban zone were located towards the east of this wall with places presumably used for public meetings, to discuss control and improvement of production. A number of small buildings, squares, ramps, patios and storage rooms completed this part. The ceremonial sector towards the western part of the wall, contained the pyramid (made of adobe bricks, 500 metres long, more than 100 metres wide, 22 metres high) and adjacent places. In this area priests conducted religious ceremonies honoring the Gods and ancestors.[5] The structure of this wak'a serves to strongly reinforce our concepts of the authoritative composition of the Lima culture, clearly indicating a separation between the common population, the administration of the culture, and the religious leaders.

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Wak'a Wallamarka (spanish: "Huaca Huallamarca") - San Isidro Lima Perú

Country: Peru - South America

The archaeological compound of Wak'a Wallamarka is only a little smaller than Wak'a Pukllana, and is similarly an adobe scaled pyramid, but this wak'a possesses the unique addition of an impressive access ramp. It is believed that this site was a ceremonial center whose access was possibly restricted to only a religious elite, evinced by the fact that the uncovered floors show little wear from use. Since Wak'a Wallamarka endured over a very long period (one that goes from the 3rd century to the coming of the Incas during the 15th century) the patterns of utilization and abandonment are extremely helpful in indicating the shift in funerary practices over time. This site continues to be a significant source of information for ancient burial practices of the Lima and surrounding cultures. The on-site museum today has examples of funeral bundles and the mummy of a local princess.

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Cajamarquilla

Country: Peru - South America

The Wak'a Cajamarquilla, located in the Rimac valley, was not a major commercial, not administrative, and not a military site during the Early Intermediate Period, being built around 400-600. Also referred to as "the dead city," Cajamarquilla is entirely built in adobe and is unique in the aspect that it is also comprised by a peculiar set of walled palaces. Cajamarquilla does ' stand out as the second biggest urban complex constructed with mud in the ancient Perú, with its 167 hectares of extension, surpassed only by the citadel of Chan Chan to the North of Lima.[8] This site is contested to have been founded by the Huari civilization, but nonetheless was developed while the valley was under the influence of the Lima culture. This centre of regional influence was assembled by pyramids, squares, streets, rooms and mazes clearly distinguishable in the midst of an arid landscape, harshly beaten by floods during the El Niño phenomenon appearances. Nevertheless, this place sustained a very complete and dynamic civilization, as asserted by: the many human burials located in several sectors; the different decorations on objects, some typical of the valley itself, others from the rest of the Coast and others from the southern Sierra; the many underground cellars to keep food; and by the patios devoted to the production of chicha (an alcoholic beverage obtained from the maceration of corn) for celebrations.

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Pachacamac

Country: Peru - South America

Wak'a Pacha Kamaq, noted for its great pyramidal temples and frescoed adobe walls, is one of the most important and remarkable sites constructed in the Early Intermediate Period. The shrine of this site was dedicated to the god pacha Kamaq, "architect of the world and creator of all its creatures".[3] Wak'a Pacha Kamaq was the most distinguished pilgrimage destination along the coastal region, drawing worshippers from all over Peru to render tribute and to consult the oracle. The adobe style temple, built entirely on raw mudbricks, has a raised rectangular space in front of it where pilgrims could leave their offerings.This vast religious complex is credited to the Lima culture, being initially constructed and occupied between 200 BC–AD 600. Pacha Kamaq continued to be utilized for well over the next thousand years. The Wari culture arrived in the region around 650 and began to use the city as an administrative center for the coastal Andes. Wari influences appear in the construction of the site and on the ceramics and textiles of this period. Pacha Kamaq was so recognizably crucial to the surrounding cultures, that even after the Inka conquest of the area it was left intact and untampered. The Inka civilization instead allowed it to exist along their own practices, adding their own style to the development. In fact the Inka sector, which was added between 1440 - 1533, remains as the best preserved section today.

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Historical Downtown in Lima

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The exquisite wood carved balconies of Lima are observed in many colonial and republican houses an they are one of the main...

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Iluminated Art in Lima

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The monumental beauty of Lima's Historical Downtown can also be admired at night, with the decorative illumination installed...

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Tradicional Soul in Lima

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Since October20, 1687, Lima's society attends with utmos faith and devotion the Señor de los Milagros Procession, considered the most important religious festivity of Peru...

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Religiosity and art of the ancient Lima

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.Preuvian caballo de paso is one of the equine specimens that inspire admiration of breeders and followers around the world. This excellent breed native to Peru...

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Historical Monuments in Lima

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Some kilometers from Lima, there are impressive archaeological remains showing the manificence of the first cultures that lived in the northem coast of Peru...

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Nightlife in Lima Perú

the nightlife is centered in Miraflores, San Isidro and Barranco.

Lima's nightlife is full of life. The bars and clubs are full of Peruvian and foreign rhythms from salsa to rock. The sites visited for nightlife centers in Miraflores, San Isidro and Barranco. The bars and clubs with live music from Kennedy Park and local (Senor Frogs and Teatriz) Larco Mar shopping center, are dominant Miraflores nightlife. San Isidro offers a more sophisticated environment for the more mature. The traditional nightlife district is Barranco, which comes alive from Thursday night until early Monday.

Popular Bars in Peru

Etnias Bar Cultural

Jirón Carabaya 815, Jirón Carabaya 815

Location: Lima - Peru

Tel. : +51 1 989551196

Huaringas Bar

Dirección: Bolognesi 460, Miraflores, Perú

Location: Miraflores Lima - Peru

Tel. : +51 1 2438151

Ayahuasca Bar

San Martín 130, Barranco.

Location: Barranco Lima - Peru

Tel. : +51 98 1044745

Bravo Restobar

Conquistadores 1005 San Isidro

Location: San Isidro Lima - Peru

Tel. : +51 (1) 221 5700

Famous Clubs in Peru

Tequila Rock

Av. Dies canseco 146

Location: Miraflores - Lima - Peru

Nebula Club

Calle González Prada 194 (alt cdra 50 y 51 Av. Arequipa)

Location: Miraflores - Lima - Peru

Discoteca Dolce Vita

Calle Berlin 231, Miraflores L18, Perú

Location: Miraflores - Lima - Peru

Tel. : +51 1 3724324

Discoteca Aura

Malecón de la Reserva 610, Miraflores (Larcomar)

Location: Miraflores - Lima - Peru

Tel. : +51 (1) 249 5136