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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The District Callao

Districts of Lima & Callao
Callao is one of the six districts that make up the Constitutional Province of Callao. So to make it confusing for everyone Callao is not only the name for the old downtown area, but as well for the district and the whole region around it. The district of Callao stretches along the coast and is located to the west of Lima’s city center.

The Lima Gourmet Company

Citytours & Sightseeing
Tour Lima in a different way! The unique city food tours of Lima Gourmet Tours combine a behind-the-scenes city tour with Peru's star dishes and top-notch restaurants; so you can see and taste the best of the city in just one day. This hands-on experience includes a visit to a local market and a secret garden café, a private cooking class with a...

Los Pantanos de Villa

Parks & Gardens
Lima is one of the few metropolises in the world that has within its city limits a natural reserve with an extraordinary biodiversity. The Pantanos de Villa were established in May 1989 and was recognized by the RAMSAR Convention in January 1997. These unique wetlands extent over an area of 263ha and are the only protected area within Limas city...
After taking Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire, Francisco Pizarro started looking for a suitable place to establish "his" city. In the dessert stripe between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes in the fertile valley of the Rimac River (and two other rivers nearby that provided fresh water) he found the place he was looking for.

The District Carabayllo

Districts of Lima & Callao
The district of Carabayllo isn't the typical tourist destination. Officially created by Don José de San Martin shortly after independence the district is today one of the poorest in Lima. Only around 35% of the district are urbanized, mainly with unpleasant simple housing in shantytowns and slums. Nevertheless even this district is worth a visit...

Acho Square - Bullfight Ring

Plazas (City Squares)
In the middle of the 18th century, Viceroy Manuel de Amat drew up plans for the construction of a special bullfight ring in Lima. Since 1538, when the first bullfight according to Ricardo Palma, famous Peruvian writer, took place, most bullfights spectacles were held on the Plaza Mayor and later at a simple wooden construction built on the place...

Church of the Nazarenas

Historical Churches & Convents
Home to the Lord of Miracles (Señor de Milagros), the Church of the Nazarenas is a real architectural jewel built in rococo style. Built on the grounds of a Colonial ghetto called Pachacamilla inhabited by black slaves the church has a legendary history.
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Campo de Marte

Parks & Gardens
Campo de Marte is one of Lima's biggest parks, a green lung for the district of Jesus Maria and whole Lima. Campo de Marte is a great place to chill out, relax or have fun.

Embassy of Austria

Embassies & Consulates
Many foreign countries have representations in Lima. Find here the address, telephone number and other contact details of the Embassy of Austria
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