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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La Granja Villa is sort of a petting zoo where children can learn a lot about farming and local animals. The kids are given a small basket with food to feed the numerous animals like cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, horses and ponies, rabbits, llamas and alpacas, monkeys and many more.

Parque de la Amistad

Parks & Gardens
The Parque de la Amistad is the great park in Santiago de Surco, a popular place with young and old. One of the main attractions is an original steam locomotive from 1926 and the copy of a Spanish Arc, the "Arco de la Amistad". The Friendship Park is a great place to relax in a beautiful surrounding with lots of green and an artificial lago...

Embassy of Argentina

Embassies & Consulates
Many foreign countries have representations in Lima. Find here the address, telephone number and other contact details of the Embassy of Argentina
The Wari, also known as Huari, had their origin in the Ayacucho region. Being presumably the first culture to use military force to conquer the surrounding civilizations, they soon reigned over much of the highlands and coast of modern Peru. The Wari subdued all other cultures forbidding any practice of former traditions. They settled at strateg...

The District Bellavista

Districts of Lima & Callao
Bellavista is one of six districts that make up the Constitutional Province of Callao. Located south of Callao downtown the district has an almost perfect rectangular shape. As in the whole of the Lima & Callao area the first inhabitants of what we know today as Bellavista were hunters and gatherers that settled down and soon lived from fish...

Haku Tours

Citytours & Sightseeing
Providing an insight into the "real Lima", Haku Tours offers a unique variety of tours, traditional as well as fun and activity, in and around the city. Small groups (only 1 to 6 participants), an outstanding personal service and knowledgeable, attentive guides combined with the commitment to give back to local communities in need make Haku Tour...

Parque Acuatico Kis Kas

Lima for Kids
The Water Park & Hotel is the first of its kind in Peru. Around one hour from Lima's city center you find a nice recreational center with sun all year round, pools, slides, shows, games and lots of other fun activities for the whole family.

Parque de la Muralla

Parks & Gardens
Parque de la Muralla (Park of the Wall) is located behind the San Francisco Church directly at the banks of the River Rimac. In this park remains of the old city wall that once protected Lima from invading pirates and the rising waters of the Rio Rimac were unearthed. Today you can see around 300 meters of the nicely restored city wall. The smal...
With the breakup of the Wari Empire, the era of kingdoms and regional confederations in the Lima region began. Social groups constituted regional states (characteristic for this time period), but these changes first brought turbulent times with social agitation, political and cultural instability to the region.

The District Breña

Districts of Lima & Callao
Even being located just around the corner of the historical center of Lima, Breña is one of those districts most visitors will find their way to only by accident. After its official creation in 1949, Breña was designed to be a huge industrial zone with factories and working quarters. But only a decade later the district lost almost half of its a...
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