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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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Parque De La Reserva
Parque De La Reserva
Attraction type: 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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San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)
San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)
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.
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

La Locanda - Swissotel Lima
La Locanda - Swissotel Lima
Ranked #1 of 890 restaurants in Lima
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Mirasol
Mirasol
Ranked #2 of 890 restaurants in Lima
Cuisines: Seafood, Peruvian, Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Cebicheria La Mar
Cebicheria La Mar
Ranked #3 of 890 restaurants in Lima
Price: $20 - $25
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Maido
Maido
Ranked #4 of 890 restaurants in Lima
Price: $35 - $45
Cuisines: Japanese, Peruvian, Fusion, Asian fusion
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Costazul Seafood
Costazul Seafood
Ranked #5 of 890 restaurants in Lima
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Peruvian, International, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lima Backpackers
Lima Backpackers
$15 - $23
Ranked #1 of 204 Specialty lodging in Lima
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Bed & Breakfast de Kike
Bed & Breakfast de Kike
$28 - $48 (EUR 20 - 35)
Ranked #3 of 195 Lima B&B and Inns
Casa Nuestra Peru B&B
Casa Nuestra Peru B&B
$32 - $48
Ranked #4 of 195 Lima B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Residencial Miraflores B&B
Residencial Miraflores B&B
$45 - $65
Ranked #2 of 195 Lima B&B and Inns
511 Lima Hostel
511 Lima Hostel
$34 - $61 (PEN 96 - 172)
Ranked #2 of 204 Specialty lodging in Lima
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B&B Tradiciones
B&B Tradiciones
$48 - $55
Ranked #7 of 195 Lima B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

JW Marriott Hotel Lima
4.5 of 5
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
$217 - $457
Ranked #2 of 196 hotels in Lima
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Hotel Atton San Isidro
4.0 of 5
Hotel Atton San Isidro
$122 - $190
Ranked #3 of 196 hotels in Lima
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Hilton Lima Miraflores
4.5 of 5
Hilton Lima Miraflores
$160 - $287
Ranked #4 of 196 hotels in Lima
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