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Historic Centre of Lima

Lima, Peru (San Isidro)
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Ranked #12 of 128 attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Spent hours wandering around getting lost. It's definitely a cool little city with lots of little mysteries to discover. Spend a couple of hours getting lost!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

we did the colonial tour took in most the intersting local sites real good half day trip would recommend

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Toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

A must see in Lima...wonderful buildings around plaza de armas, at noon they do changing of guards at the presidential palace...you can find some good food as well..

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San Francisco, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Buildings are great. So full of history and great to watch the Changing of the Guards. Visit the old cathedrals. Eat locally. Enjoy the scenery.

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Portland, OR
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was accidentally the only person in a "half-day" guided tour of Historic Lima, then later toured again as part of a group of 38. There are so VERY many options/approaches to enjoying this area that I LOVED the personalize focus of the knowledgable guide. Would have paid $250 or more (for her time so tipped her well.) We poked... More

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a wonderful area to walk. Beautiful churches, government buildings, good restaurants, lots of shopping.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The main square of Lima, rich I history. Spend time admiring the buildings,the people and the history of this country!

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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Words could not describe how gorgeous it all is. No was of saying how historically rich, amazingly beautiful, exceedingly surprising, and great of a place it is. You can always see, do different things. Meet a vast amount of different people and just enjoy getting lost in the history, the beautifulness and just having a fun day/week/month to discover.

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Athens, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

For me it was really a disappoint. There are few old style buildings and the presidential house. but behind the main square really you won t like what you shall see.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Nice to walk around on a afternoon, make sure you visit the cathedral and San Fransico. But for the rest I would have expected more of a city centre of such a big city.

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