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San Isidro

Av paseo de Republica | Av.Paseo de Republica, Lima, Peru (San Isidro)
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Ranked #17 of 128 attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Elegant and charming residential neighborhood located north of Lima features neo-classic architecture, cobblestone streets, excellent dining, good... more » Owner description: Elegant and charming residential neighborhood located north of Lima features neo-classic architecture, cobblestone streets, excellent dining, good shopping and the Huaca Hallamarma, a restored pre-Inca pyramid that now serves as a small museum of Indian artifacts. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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2,101 reviews 2,101 reviews
699 attraction reviews
797 helpful votes 797 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Found it interesting as a drive-by - obviously a better part of Lima, wonderful homes ,parks and gardens but it didn't have the "heart and soul" that I normally enjoy in a city.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful houses, some good restaurants and a historical olive plantation that ensemble the streets and deserves a visit

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San Francisco Bay Area (CA)
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Lima district of San Isidro gives you that quiet suburban feel, nice retro-colonial style homes. The olive trees and the park enhances that feeling. Signs of development encroaching is there. New modern multistory buildings are starting to creep into the landscape. Hopefully the local government will work to preserve some of the charm of this community.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Main roads are a nightmare!! Incessant car horns and buses. But the area away from the main roads are quite pretty and surprisingly quiet!

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Lima, Peru
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279 reviews 279 reviews
128 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Visit this area, specially the park El Olivar and its sorroundings with modern building and old traditional houses. Great restaurants and shops of all kinds. The Lima Golf Club is the central area of this neighbourhood. The Country Club hotel is also a classic and has the best Pisco sour in town at their English Bar.

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335 reviews 335 reviews
142 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a nice area of lima where you are centrally located to churches, resturants hotels etc. but what I enjoyed the most was the open market because there you get to see how the real people live.

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Sydney
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is the upmarket business and residential centre of Lima. It was a lovely place to stay for an overnight stop as there are plenty of quirky good restaurants, bars and boutiques. So a great place to potter for a day or two. Also ,here you are fairly close to Miraflores, with its lovely beach and clifftop also this area... More

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Athens, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nothing special. It is the area where you can stay if you have to do some business in Peru. It is not far from the beach areas but it is not so close to Lima old center. Mostly it is an offices buildings area

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Kampala, Uganda
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Most of Lima is amazingly clean.. i love that about this city. The Catholic influence with load of Cathedrals and saints portraits allover.. just nice sites..

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chicago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Amazing fruit and vegetables. High quality! Fresh seafood. Shop to make your own or sit down at one of the many small intimate cafés serving the fresh from market food

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