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A new Exhibition at Parque de las Leyendas about pre-Hispanic Life in Lima

The Parque de las Leyendas not only houses Lima's zoo, a botanical garden and recreation areas; actually here you find 54 archaeological monuments of Lima's most extensive ancient city. The pre-Hispanic town of Maranga was continuously occupied by different cultures for over 2000 years and contained impressive buildings, numerous pyramids, palaces, temples and administrative centers. Also an ancient wall, roads, residential areas, water reservoirs and irrigation channels were part of the complex.

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Get a Safe Taxi easily with your Smartphone or Tablet

While taking a taxi is easy and affordable in Lima, uncertainties in particular about safety and security are ever present. Especially foreign visitors often feel uncomfortable just flagging down a cab on the street or call a safe taxi with limited Spanish knowledge.

But if you are traveling with your smartphone or tablet there is a quick and simple way to get a safe taxi within a few minutes; including fixed prices (that are only a few Soles higher than the ones from taxis hailed on the street), responsible drivers, modern vehicles, GPS surveillance and payment in cash and with paypal or credit card... a great option giving any traveler peace of mind getting around Lima.

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The "Preferential Tourism Corridor" from Lima's Airport to your Accommodation

Unfortunately attacks on taxis and robberies on the way from Lima's airport to the hotels in San Isidro, Miraflores and Barranco aren't unheard of. To tackle this problem and guarantee more safety and security for tourists visiting Lima, the new "Preferential Tourism Corridor" (Corredor turistico preferencial) from the airport to the main tourist districts and back was inaugurated.

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The Oscars of the Travel Industry were presented yesterday

Yesterday World Travel Awards announced its 2014 Central and South American winners at a Gala ceremony in Quito, Ecuador. Already since 1993 the World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence in the tourism industry and is also known as the „Oscar of the Travel Industry". And as in previous years Peru, its hotels and companies were able to be recognized in numerous categories in South America.

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Peru's Largest Gastronomic Festival

South America's biggest gastronomic fair, Mistura, kicks off in less than 2 months here in Lima expecting half a million visitors. Under this year's motto "Diversity and Nutrition" Mistura brings together small farmers, producers, food sellers, chefs, bakers, confectioners, restaurants, food enthusiasts, Limeños and visitors from all over the world for the country's biggest gastronomic folk festival. Next to 10 days full of Peruvian flavors and colors visitors can also expect having a good time with cultural performances such as typical Peruvian dances and live music, exhibitions, workshops and much more.

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The Municipality of Lima invites on Saturday 19th of July from 09.00 am to 11.00 am to a guided tour of the Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) and the Municipal Palace (Palacio Municipal) in Lima's historic city center.

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1st Peruvian National Flag and Manuscript of the National Anthem on display

To celebrate its 125th anniversary and Peru's National Day, the Peruvian Banco de Credito, BCP, opens its doors to the public exhibiting 60 pre-Hispanic and Republican pieces incl. textiles, ceramics, religious paintings and sculptures. But the highlight of the exhibition are two historical invaluable pieces that are displayed for the first time: the 1st Peruvian National Flag which was produced by two ladies in Peru's northern Piura and used by José de San Martin during the declaration of Peru's independence in 1821 and an original letter from 1863 written by José Bernardo Alcedo which contains details about the composition of Peru's National Anthem.

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"Puente de los Suspiros" in Barranco

On the 18th of June the district of Barranco started with restoration works on the Bridge of Sighs. Due to this restauration the bridge will be closed to the public for 90 days. The works include the replacement of damaged wood segments with imported pine wood from Oregon, treatment against the high humidity and the installation of new LED illumination.

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Taste Peru's best cacao and chocolate products

Cacao is part of Peru since ancient times. It was a fundamental element in previous cultures and their rituals. But just in recent years Peru's high quality cacao beans became popular and acknowledged around the world for their exquisite, unique aroma and high fat content.

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Enjoy tradtional music from the Andean regions of Peru

Since 2006 Peru celebrates the Día de la Canción Andina (the Day of the Andean Song or probably better the Day of Andean Music) each year on the 15th of June.

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