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San Isidro

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Address: Av Paseo de Republica, Lima, Peru
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Description: Elegant and charming residential neighborhood located north of Lima...
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.
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Nice neighbourhood, and one of the best areas of Lima.

This is a beautiful neighbourhood, for me as well, it was near to the locations I had to visit my clients. But the whole area is full with nice stores, good restaurantes apart... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a beautiful neighbourhood, for me as well, it was near to the locations I had to visit my clients. But the whole area is full with nice stores, good restaurantes apart from being a classy area for the locals to reside. Very much recommended to stay in this area, more than Miraflores that seems noisier.

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sheboygan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Beautiful neighborhood. This is how the 1% live. We saw uniformed maids and gatekeepers virtually everywhere as well as one embassy after another. Someone should do a "doors of San Isidro" book because one is lovelier than the next which makes for great neighborhood walking = and gaping.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The poshest neighbourhood in Lima. Particularly around "El Olivar", you'll find big mansions and upscale shops. It's ok for a walk, not to spend time if you're on a tight schedule.

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Weston, Florida
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This area has several buildings with HeadQuarters of many important companies and fancy homes in the residential area in Lima, Peru. Very nice neighborhood with a lot of luxury and high end stores and restaurants. This is known as the most expensive district in Lima where you find the most lavish and fancy real estate. Really nice and safe to... More 

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Blackwood, Wales, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

San Isidro is not as some reviews pointed out typical Peru. I purchased an apartment here in San Isidro, because for me, it was the most comfortable area in Lima, also very safe. I am British and for me the area answers all my needs. Fine restaurants, excellent supermarkets, great shops. Unfortunately the one thing I hate about Peru is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We enjoyed a fabulous Christmas eve watching the firework display over the city from a balcony in this district

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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is the place to be if your in Peru on business. The HQ offices of a good number of local and international businesses, from mines to banks, are located in San Isidro. Great restaurants (breakfast, lunch, dinner), discos, and a wide selection of hotels. And the gold course.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This municipality is all about bussines. It's really centric, hence many international forums being held here (ie. UN Climate Summit). There's some green parks and interesting buildings scattered throughout the city, but I wouldn't recommend you waste a day there if you're on a tight schedule.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Was very impressed with this neighborhood. Many of the Embassy's are located there along with some of Lima's top restaurants.

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Nanaimo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I've always liked san Isidro for the quiet and green spaces as well as its variety of quality restaurants. Easy to navigate and pleasant to be in. Good shopping for those looking for that as well.

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Address: Address: Av Paseo de Republica, Lima, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > San Isidro

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