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Lima
Lima, founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535, is a fascinating city and a treasure trove of history. Explore ancient Incan archeological sites, or stroll through the elegant cathedrals and opulent palaces dating from Spanish colonial times. Downtown Lima is crowded, but you'll enjoy exploring the city's neighborhoods—especially the beachfront areas, which have great shopping and dining and fabulous hotels.

All things to do » Things to do

Museo Larco
Museo Larco
Owner description: MUSEO LARCO OPENS FROM 9AM TO 10PM, DAILY. The Museo Larco is housed in an exquisite 18th century vice-royal mansion, built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid and surrounded... more Owner description: MUSEO LARCO OPENS FROM 9AM TO 10PM, DAILY. The Museo Larco is housed in an exquisite 18th century vice-royal mansion, built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The museum’s galleries exhibit the finest and most magnificent gold and jewelry treasures from Ancient Peru and the renowned erotic collection, one of Peru’s most celebrated attractions. Founded in 1926 and located in Lima, the Museo Larco holds the largest and most important archaeological collection of Ancient Peru in the world. Peru is known worldwide thanks to the legendary Inca Empire on the Andes Mountains; however few are aware that this society existed only for the last 100 years before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores. The Museo Larco portrays to the visitor an engaging narrative, recounting 5000 years in the development of Peru’s pre-Columbian history; thus becoming the ideal means to understand and enjoy Ancient Peru. On the Museum’s terraces overlooking its vibrant and stunning gardens, find Museo Larco´s Café restaurant, where one can savour the best of Peruvian and International cuisine.All in all, it’s accurate to say that to become fascinated by Peruvian history, the journey begins at Museo Larco! less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Magic Water Circuit
Magic Water Circuit
Attraction type: Parks; Government Buildings
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Peruvian Soul
Peruvian Soul
Owner description: Peruvian Soul is a local, small and very personalized tour operator offering private tailor-made itineraries throughout Peru. The philosophy of the company is to offer authentic... more Owner description: Peruvian Soul is a local, small and very personalized tour operator offering private tailor-made itineraries throughout Peru. The philosophy of the company is to offer authentic experiences and off the beaten path destinations to our visitors! less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Tours; Ancient Ruins; Scenic Walking Areas; Historic Walking Areas; Walking Tours
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Miraflores
Miraflores
This beachfront residential district features many of Lima's excellent shops, restaurants, nightspots and first class hotels.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Neighborhoods
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Miraflores Boardwalk
Miraflores Boardwalk
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

IK Restaurante
IK Restaurante
Ranked #1 of 1,391 Restaurants in Lima
Price: $40 - $100
Cuisines: Peruvian, Contemporary, Fusion, South American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Maido
Maido
Ranked #2 of 1,391 Restaurants in Lima
Price: $35 - $45
Cuisines: Japanese, Peruvian, Sushi, Fusion, South American
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Ristorante Casagrande Davia
Ristorante Casagrande Davia
Ranked #3 of 1,391 Restaurants in Lima
Price: $30 - $70
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
La Mar
La Mar
Ranked #4 of 1,391 Restaurants in Lima
Price: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Peruvian, South American
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
La Trastienda Gastro Bar
La Trastienda Gastro Bar
Ranked #5 of 1,391 Restaurants in Lima
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Peruvian, South American
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lima Backpackers
Lima Backpackers
$11 - $23
Ranked #1 of 252 Specialty Lodging in Lima
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Bed & Breakfast de Kike
Bed & Breakfast de Kike
$23 - $40 (EUR 20 - 35)
Ranked #2 of 250 Lima B&B and Inns
Lynik La Casa de Blanca
2.5 of 5 Lynik La Casa de Blanca
$32 - $52
Ranked #10 of 250 Lima B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Vila Santa Miraflores
3.0 of 5
Hotel Vila Santa Miraflores
$66 - $87
Ranked #14 of 210 Hotels in Lima
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Casa Fanning Apart Hotel
3.0 of 5
Casa Fanning Apart Hotel
$62 - $78
Ranked #15 of 210 Hotels in Lima
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Hotel San Antonio Abad
3.0 of 5
Hotel San Antonio Abad
$68 - $93
Ranked #23 of 210 Hotels in Lima
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

JW Marriott Hotel Lima
4.5 of 5
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
$199 - $475
Ranked #1 of 210 Hotels in Lima
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Belmond Miraflores Park
5.0 of 5
Belmond Miraflores Park
$291 - $488
Ranked #2 of 210 Hotels in Lima
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Hilton Lima Miraflores
4.5 of 5
Hilton Lima Miraflores
$165 - $374
Ranked #3 of 210 Hotels in Lima
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.