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Ranked #1 of 132 attractions in Lima
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Category: History Museums; Museums

** DAILY FROM 9AM TO 10PM ** The Larco Museum has become one of Lima’s must-dos. It displays an important collection of pre-Columbian art of more than 45,000 pieces and provides... more »

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Ranked #2 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Specialized in select traditional folk art:Weavings,pottery,masks,hand painted frames and trys,baskets,charms,amulets.Also... more » Owner description: Specialized in select traditional folk art:Weavings,pottery,masks,hand painted frames and trys,baskets,charms,amulets.Also carved gourds,retablos,appliques and much more. « less
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Ranked #3 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Government Buildings; Parks

The Magic Water Circuit, recently inaugurated in the Reserve Park, has become one of the newest and most visited attraction in Lima. Honored with a Guinness Record and unique in... more »

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Ranked #4 of 132 attractions in Lima
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Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #5 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Neighborhoods; Other

Miraflores is one of the top tourist districts in Lima. The main hotels in this beautiful district are located near the Pacific Ocean, many with view of the sea. Within the past... more »

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Ranked #6 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Delbarrio Gallery is a gallery specialized in peruvian contemporary art, located in the historic district of Chorrillos a few... more » Owner description: Delbarrio Gallery is a gallery specialized in peruvian contemporary art, located in the historic district of Chorrillos a few meters near the sea in a republican house constructed in mid-nineteenth century. Sell ​​drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures and recycled furniture. Personal attention by the owners. « less
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Ranked #8 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Libraries; Caverns/ Caves; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

The church de San Francisco is a short walk from plaza de las armas, maybe five or ten minutes if you don't get lost. For only 7 soles, you get a nice tour of the church as well... more »

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Ranked #9 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Once considered the heart of old Lima, this grand plaza features many important architectural monuments and buildings... more » Owner description: Once considered the heart of old Lima, this grand plaza features many important architectural monuments and buildings including a magnificent bronze fountain dating from 1650, the Archbishop's Palace with its elegant balconies and the Government Palace dating from 1924. « less
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Ranked #11 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Neighborhoods; Other

Barranco district was founded on October 26th, 1874. Its the smallest district of Lima and was always an attractive summer resort for middle and upper class residents of Lima and... more »

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Ranked #13 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Built by the Jesuits in 1638, this ornate church features baroque altars decorated in gold leaf, several colonial paintings... more » Owner description: Built by the Jesuits in 1638, this ornate church features baroque altars decorated in gold leaf, several colonial paintings and La Abuelita, the oldest bell in Peru. « less
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Ranked #14 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the tombs of Santa Martin de Porres and Peru's other... more » Owner description: Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the tombs of Santa Martin de Porres and Peru's other famous saint, Santa Rosa de Lima. « less
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Ranked #15 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
Owner description: Lima's downtown center, with its breathtaking architecture and rich history, makes it clear why it deserves to be a Unesco... more » Owner 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. « less
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Ranked #16 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The extensive archaeological collection in this museum includes more than 100,000 items from pre-Hispanic cultures including... more » Owner description: The extensive archaeological collection in this museum includes more than 100,000 items from pre-Hispanic cultures including ceramics, metals, funeral offerings and carved stone figures. « less
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Ranked #17 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Built by millions of adobe bricks, these ruins once served as an administrative center and a pre-Inca ceremonial site... more » Owner description: Built by millions of adobe bricks, these ruins once served as an administrative center and a pre-Inca ceremonial site dedicated to the God Pachacamac. « less
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Ranked #18 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #19 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Museums
Owner description: Colonial House in Lima. Built by Jeronimo de Aliaga y Ramirez in 1535, the same year of Lima's foundation. Ever since then... more » Owner description: Colonial House in Lima. Built by Jeronimo de Aliaga y Ramirez in 1535, the same year of Lima's foundation. Ever since then the Aliaga family and their descendants have lived in the house, which is now occupied by the seventeen generation of the same family. Rebuilt and reshaped after the earthquakes, and some changes in architectural trends, the mansion has served for almost five centuries to Lima's history. « less
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Ranked #20 of 132 attractions in Lima
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Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum maintains an extensive private collection of colonial art featuring paintings, sculptures, silverware and... more » Owner description: This museum maintains an extensive private collection of colonial art featuring paintings, sculptures, silverware and furniture from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. « less
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Ranked #21 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Ranchs; Landmarks
Owner description: This traditional Peruvian hacienda is dedicated to the breeding of the typical Peruvian Paso Horse, the most comfortable and... more » Owner description: This traditional Peruvian hacienda is dedicated to the breeding of the typical Peruvian Paso Horse, the most comfortable and elegant walking horse in the world. We are committed to preserving and sharing authentic Peruvian living traditions: Peruvian Horses in a typical Hacienda, together with refined cuisine and beautiful Dances show. Regular shows go every Thursday at 17:00 including Peruvian Horse show, horse riding, early dinner (cocktail and wine included) and folk dances show. US $80.00 « less
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Ranked #22 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Museums
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Ranked #23 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Museums
Owner description: Cacao and chocolate museum located in Miraflores next to parque Kennedy.Free entrance and possibility to visit the artisanal... more » Owner description: Cacao and chocolate museum located in Miraflores next to parque Kennedy.Free entrance and possibility to visit the artisanal chocolate factory.Chocolate workshops for all ages and at any time. Cafe with our own chocolate specialties. « less
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Ranked #24 of 132 attractions in Lima
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Category: Art Museums; Museums
MATE is the only museum in the world dedicated to the permanent exhibition of the work of photographer Mario Testino.
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Ranked #25 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
Owner description: Elegant and charming residential neighborhood located north of Lima features neo-classic architecture, cobblestone streets,... 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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Ranked #26 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Located on the city's Main Square or Plaza Mayor, this cathedral was built in 1564 by architect Jeronimo de Aliaga and... more » Owner description: Located on the city's Main Square or Plaza Mayor, this cathedral was built in 1564 by architect Jeronimo de Aliaga and features an ivory baroque chapel of La Inmaculada and the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, known as the "conquistador of Peru." « less
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Ranked #27 of 132 attractions in Lima
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Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano that contains selected pieces of ceramics and textiles,... more » Owner description: Museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano that contains selected pieces of ceramics and textiles, arranged chronologically to illustrate the development of weaving throughout Peru's pre-Columbian cultures, featuring special items from the Chancay culture. « less
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Ranked #28 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #29 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: It is the first Peruvian mineral´s museum that houses an outstanding collection of minerals, demonstrating their exquisite... more » Owner description: It is the first Peruvian mineral´s museum that houses an outstanding collection of minerals, demonstrating their exquisite beauty,complexity and witness to the mining wealth of Peru. It also has significant exhibits of ceramic art from the Chancay culture (900-1400) as well as textiles from before 1532 and paintings from vice-regal times. « less
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Ranked #30 of 132 attractions in Lima
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Landmarks

Pachacamac (whose name means Lord of Earthquakes) is an archaeological citadel with strong sacred character, this place has original pre-Inca and Inca structures, and is the best... more »

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