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Centro Historico de Lima

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Address: Lima, Peru
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Lima's downtown center, with its breathtaking architecture and rich...

Lima's downtown center, with its breathtaking architecture and rich history, makes it clear why it deserves to be a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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Lima city center is quite different of European, Asia or North America, spite it was build with Spanish "Touch". It's a very nice area, old buildings with nice architectonical... read more

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lima city center is quite different of European, Asia or North America, spite it was build with Spanish "Touch". It's a very nice area, old buildings with nice architectonical surprises, "marche du puce" ... however take care of pickpockets, illegal money exchange... a real nice trip could be braked by exchange some $, € and you get "papers"... I recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You must visit here for the experience and to see the amazing buildings, but we found it quite overwhelming. Thousands of people (don't expect to walk anywhere quickly), tens of thousands of cars and buses (you really do feel like you are taking your life in your hands crossing the streets). The central squares are beautiful, as are the parks,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of places to see, the Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, churches, the House of Aliaga, museums, catacombs (in one of the churches), great place to spend a Saturday, not so recommendable during week and don't go at night, becomes very dangerous!!!

Thank AndreRezende
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They can be proud on the down town. What an amazing balconies. Beautiful colonial buildings. You walk with your mouth open... Amazing. What a very pleasant city. No doubt. Everybody should go there....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a pity many buildings are in a sorry state. There was alot of police around which I guess makes the place seem safer. Avoid the people walking around selling trips to San Cristobal, I paid 5 soles and all we did was drive around Plaza Mayor for 1 hour trying to get more customers, never did get to San... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lima Capital of Peru we visit with my family lovely place and fantastic views just thee right place to have a good time for the beginning of the journey in Peru

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The city center is a classic, you can go see the colonial buildings and colorful streets, plus there are ton of markets around where you can buy pretty much anything you imagine and it's cheap. Of course people around here say is kind of dangerous but you just gotta be a little bit street smart and you should be ok,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The centre of Lima is beautiful and well worth a visit. There is a lot to see in a small safe area. We visited the city with a tour but were sorry not to been able to have visited either one of the bars or restaurants in the city centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was amazing the visit of the cathedral and historical Lima it was a clean downtown it was amazing with the size of Lima Peru to find such cleanliness in the historical part of Lima and also in Miraflores the amount of Park in this city and how clean it was. A city of 13 millions peoples

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The area is a great location to people watch. There are many people doing many things, but the location is historically very interesting.

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