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San Isidro

Av Paseo de Republica, Lima, Peru (San Isidro)
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Ranked #17 of 134 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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Santiago, Chile
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

the place is very secure and beautifull, a few plazas/parks, and some restaurant, but there's not much to do compared with Miraflores (wihch is also secure and clean).

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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There arw some jems in San Isidro but its expat central so unless you live here it will be expensive. If you are visiting Lima as a tourist go To Miraflores as that is where everything happens. For am overnight stay choose the airport districts. Of you like walking you can walk to miraflores fron San Isidro in 30 minutes.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very fancy district. Nice to visit if you want to do some serious shopping but a bit boring and quiet at night if you're only for a few days in Lima. In such case best to stay in Miraflores, which is right next to San Isidro but more lively.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
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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
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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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289 reviews 289 reviews
129 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 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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357 reviews 357 reviews
150 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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10 helpful votes 10 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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