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Lima's downtown center, with its breathtaking architecture and rich history, makes it clear why it deserves to be a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lima, Peru
San Isidro
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid this place a visit with Lima Walking Tour, and then went their on our on, to take some more time in specific places. The buildings are really nice and it is in my eyes the nicest place of the city. You'll also find...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning buildings. Worth learning a little about their history through guide books or doing a walking tour. Worth visiting the centre to experience the street vendors, vibe and the striking buildings. The st Dominic monastery was particularly interesting and historic.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lima's main square in architecture history, something very tasty and beautiful to see in Peru. my wife and my friends liked the tour of the historic plaza de armas of Lima, highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Until you come here, you don't realize how impressive Lima is and that it has a history of it own rivalling any other in the world.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank woaishanghai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For me it was the best place to walk around and observe the local life. Plenty of cathedrals, museums and plazas to see. Many cafes and eateries to hang around.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an open bus tour here from Kennedy Park and saw many great attractions as well as visited the Centro Histórico de Lima. One of the best places we were able to visit was the oldest library of Lima and the catacombs underneath the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Russell R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many places to sisit in the historical center, churches, squares, museums, shopping...if you spend some time in Lima it's woth seeing it. If you don't that much time, don't worry...

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nick_shogatack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is sad to see how cheap buildings have engulfed much of central Lima. It is dusty and forlorn compared to Cusco. However, there is much beauty here, you need to look past the dust and the cheap 20th century storefronts.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

We visited on a Sunday-- a perfect time to visit to see Lima citizens enjoying they day of rest with family. Lots of music and entertainment going on.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank gsb1158
Reviewed August 3, 2019

Once you have done the walk around the historical area, you soon realise that it's very small. All as a result of many earthquakes most of the older buildings having been lost. Nice to wander and admire the colourful buildings. We especially liked the open...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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September 12, 2019|
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Response from Russell R | Reviewed this property |
I bought the tickets at the office near the park and boarded the bus some time later in the day after other things we did.
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October 24, 2017|
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Response from YS K | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know any hotels near airport. Airport area is not a good area. I recommend Mira Flores if staying one night. Taxi will cost you about 30 to 40 soles. Grab a taxi in the airport. Only authorized taxi can enter the... More
August 25, 2017|
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Response from 441ingridh | Reviewed this property |
One huge tip, do NOT use Taxis, do not use public transportation, UBER is super cheap there, and they are there within a few minutes if that long