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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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Artesanias Las Pallas
Artesanias Las Pallas
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.
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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Magic Water Circuit
Magic Water Circuit
Attraction type: Government Buildings; Parks
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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: Neighborhoods
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Parque De La Reserva
Parque De La Reserva
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

IK Restaurante
IK Restaurante
Ranked #1 of 1,248 Restaurants in Lima
Price: $40 - $100
Cuisines: Peruvian, Contemporary, Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Cebicheria La Mar
Cebicheria La Mar
Ranked #2 of 1,248 Restaurants in Lima
Price: $20 - $25
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
La Locanda - Swissotel Lima
La Locanda - Swissotel Lima
Ranked #3 of 1,248 Restaurants in Lima
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Maido
Maido
Ranked #4 of 1,248 Restaurants in Lima
Price: $35 - $45
Cuisines: Japanese, Peruvian, Fusion, Asian fusion
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Central Restaurante
Central Restaurante
Ranked #5 of 1,248 Restaurants in Lima
Price: $35 - $140
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lima Backpackers
Lima Backpackers
$18 - $23
Ranked #1 of 239 Specialty Lodging in Lima
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Bed & Breakfast de Kike
Bed & Breakfast de Kike
$22 - $39 (EUR 20 - 35)
Ranked #2 of 242 Lima B&B and Inns
Lynik La Casa de Blanca
2.5 of 5 Lynik La Casa de Blanca
$32 - $52
Ranked #12 of 242 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 - $88
Ranked #16 of 207 Hotels in Lima
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Peru Star Apartments Hotel
4.0 of 5
Peru Star Apartments Hotel
$61 - $98
Ranked #18 of 207 Hotels in Lima
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Casa Fanning Apart Hotel
3.0 of 5
Casa Fanning Apart Hotel
$69 - $90
Ranked #20 of 207 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
$225 - $493
Ranked #1 of 207 Hotels in Lima
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Hotel B
4.0 of 5
Hotel B
$333 - $630
Ranked #2 of 207 Hotels in Lima
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The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
5.0 of 5
The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
$175 - $443
Ranked #3 of 207 Hotels in Lima
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