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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Mario Testino is one of the world's most influential photographers, well-known for his pictures of the British Royal family, his work with famous actors and beauties for the greatest international ...

Minimundo

Lima for Kids
Minimundo is Lima in a small format displaying the capital's most important buildings and places as well as a few Peruvian highlights in a miniature version. This mini city is the first one of its ...
The Granja El Arriero is a petting zoo where your kids can be a farmer for a day. They can feed all kinds of farm animals, learn how to milk a cow, plant seeds, play in the hay.

Parque El Olivar

Parks & Gardens
The olive grove "El Olivar" is probably San Isidro's most valuable treasure. The colonial olive tree plantation stands for the colonial and republican history and serves also as a green lung for th...
After the decline of the Chavin a new civilization arose in the area of Lima around 150 AD which brought great progress and changes to the region. The Maranga Culture or also called Lima Culture in...

The District Barranco

Districts of Lima & Callao
Unfortunately, only a few tourists find their way to the beautiful district of Barranco. Once it was Lima's beach, pleasure and entertainment district for wealthier Limeños (during the colonial and...

San Martin Square

Plazas (City Squares)
The Plaza San Martin, inaugurated in 1921 to honour the first centenary of Peruvian independence, is one the largest and most beautiful squares in Lima. It is dedicated to General Jose de San Marti...

Church and Convent of San Francisco

Historical Churches & Convents
The Church and Convent of San Francisco is besides the Cathedral of Lima probably the most significant religious complex in Lima. The church with the impressive main portal, the affiliated convent ...
Cinemark Mall Aventura Plaza Bellavista
The National Planetarium is owned by the Geophysical Institute of Peru. Opened in May 2010 it is the largest and most advanced planetarium in Peru offering an inviting and interesting space to lear...
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