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3 days in Lima

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3 days in Lima
Even if you're just stopping in Lima on your way to or from Cuzco, there is a way to make the most of its food, history and fun nightlife. Here's how.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Lima Mentor Tours
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Lima Mentor Tours

Lima Mentor was born to offer cultural tourism in Lima creating new circuits and offering routes off the beaten path. We want you to discover and experience the people, history, art, culture and traditions of Lima by designing the best city tours in Lima. We also design great itineraries throughout Peru and South America.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Foreign Office Building (Torre Tagle Palace)
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Foreign Office Building (Torre Tagle Palace)

Built in 1735 by the Marquis of Torre Tagle, this handsome building is considered to be the best surviving colonial house in Lima with its superb carved balconies, magnificent doors and a courtyard surrounded by rooms and ironwork.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Church of San Francisco (Iglesia de San Francisco)
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Church of San Francisco (Iglesia de San Francisco)

This church and monastery of St. Francis (circa 1674) is known for its catacombs that contain the remains of more than 70,000 people and a magnificent library that houses thousands of antique texts.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Barrio Chino
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Barrio Chino

Like Chinatowns in other countries, Lima's two-block Chinatown is the place to go for Chinese cuisine. The area has undergone a renaissance in recent years after a 1997 renovation in preparation for the 150th anniversary of Chinese immigration to Peru.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Central Restaurante
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Central Restaurante
Cost: $35 - $140
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Day 2
Museo Larco
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Museo Larco

** 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... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Miraflores
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Miraflores

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... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar)
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Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar)

Larcomar is a shopping center in Miraflores located on top of a reef with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. There are shops, restaurants and activities for young children.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 3
Barranco
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Barranco

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

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bridge of Sighs (Puente de los Suspiros)
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Bridge of Sighs (Puente de los Suspiros)

Shaded with flowering trees, this secluded romantic walkway leads under a wooden bridge to a cliff with sweeping views of the ocean.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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La Asociacion Cultural Brisas del Titicaca
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La Asociacion Cultural Brisas del Titicaca

This folk dance company showcases music and dances from across Peru. Performances are intertwined with live music and dancing. Guests can also enjoy local food and drinks.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Pescados Capitales
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Pescados Capitales

There are close to 2,000 cevicherias in Lima, but this one offers the best food in a great environment. Stop by at lunch and see why they have the best ceviches in town.

Cost: $30 - $35
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