Lima Guide

Lima is one of the most interesting and challenging cities in South America with a huge archaeological, historical, and cultural past. Most of its treasures might be well hidden, but are worth being discovered. For many visitors, Lima is just an unavoidable must; a sprawling, chaotic, dirty and ugly metropolis, the starting and ending point on their trip to more interesting and exciting gems Peru offers. But this assumption doesn't do justice to Lima.

Seeing Lima just as a gateway into Peru and rushing through this amazing city, you might miss a vital part of what is Peru today. Lima is worth to be seen as a destination for itself. Take your time to acclimatize yourself, look behind the sometimes chaotic, dirty, unpleasant and ugly exterior and discover the highlights the metropolis Lima offers. You will be pleasantly surprised.

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Since 2019 Lima’s district Miraflores has one more attraction: Peruvian Experience, the first space of cultural and gastronomic entertainment of Peru where visitors take a fun and hands-on journey through Peruvian history, culture and gastronomy from the food of the Incas to today’s famous Peruvian dishes without ever leaving Lima.
Peru has lots to offer to its visitors: an amazing history with many archaeological sites spread around the country, an incredible nature incl. dessert on the coast, tropical beaches in the north, the Andean highlands and the Amazon jungle and a highly praised cuisine. If you are looking for even more and love to try your luck during your visit,...
Opened in July 2012 the Grand National Theater, the Gran Teatro Nacional del Peru, is the newest and most modern addition to Lima's cultural scene. The multi-purpose theatre and concert hall is equipped with the latest technology in acoustics as well as sound and theatrical engineering making a visit to one of the performance ranging from operas...

Ripley

Department Stores
The Chilean company Ripley opened its first department store in 1997 in Lima's Jockey Plaza. They gave customers at this time a completely new and unique shopping experience by implementing a modern décor and offering a wide range of imported products including brands known all over the world.

Saga Falabella

Department Stores
In 1988 Sears Peru, a well known department store chain, transformed into a company called Saga. Saga merged in 1995 with the Chilean retailer Falabella and a new big player in the Peruvian department store game was born. Over the coming years Saga Falabella constantly expanded in Lima and Peru. Today they offer their customers a wide range of f...

Oechsle

Department Stores
The Oechsle department store has an almost legendary status. Being the first department store in Lima at the beginning of the 20th century and the only one where the upper class could get elegant and stylish items nowhere else to find in Lima, it went bankrupt in the 1990s. In 2009 Oechsle re-opened again and is expanding in Lima and Peru's...

Gamarra

Shopping the Peruvian Way
Located in the heart of La Victoria is Gamarra, Lima's clothes district. Approx. 20,000 small to middle size shops are spread over 20 blocks. The main shopping area can be found at block 6 to 10 of Jiron Agustin Gamarra, which is closed for traffic and the surrounding smaller streets.Gamarra combines a cluster of small stores with modern sh...

Polvos Azules

Shopping the Peruvian Way
Polvos Azules "shopping center" is a cluster of small stores, spread over three floors. In Polvos Azules you can find hundreds of stores offering clothes, shoes, sports gear including running shoes and trekking boots, backpacks, bags, toys and perfumes. Well known is Polvos Azules as well for their wide range of electronic equipments. 

Wilson Computer Center

Shopping the Peruvian Way
Once being one of the most luxurious streets in Lima, the Av. Wilson, or Av. Garcilaso de la Vega as it's called today, is heavily congested by buses and cars. Anyhow on block 11 and 12 computer enthusiasts find a small heaven. Within some sort of a shopping complex hundreds of small and bigger stores sell all kind of computer hard- and software.
Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport is located in Callao about 12km (7.5 miles) from Lima's city center. The airport is named after the Peruvian aviation icon Jorge Chávez Dartnell and is one of the most modern airports in Latin America.
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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

Founded in April 1826, the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (MNAAHP) is Peru's oldest state museum. On display is a wide range of perfectly preserved pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals, organic materials and lithic's. Objects of historic-artistic value are exhibited. The documentary, photographic and bibliographic collections tell...
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