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Centro Historico de Lima

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Centro Historico de Lima

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Plaza de Armas, Lima 15001 Peru
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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding
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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

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The coastal and desert regions outside Lima offer a world of outdoor adventure far from the city, but complex bus systems—and, for some visitors, a language barrier­—make exploring a challenge. On this full-day tour, travel in comfort from your Lima hotel and hit Paracas and Huacachina with ease. Spot native marine life in the Paracas National Reserve and try sandboarding on South America’s largest dunes.
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Nissim Baker wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore41 contributions1 helpful vote
Lima is the first point to visit arriving in Peru, the architecture of the colonial buildings are an interesting attraction to admire, they are full of commercial stores, restaurants, which makes it a fairly crowded place, I really enjoyed touring part of the city ...
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Date of experience: January 2020
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Jun 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,502 contributions1,506 helpful votes
Lima was founded by Spanish "Conquistador" Francisco Pizarro right on January 18, 1535, when he designated the very site where the "Plaza Mayor" (also known as "Plaza de Armas") would be placed. "Plaza Mayor" is a central square that is very commonly found in all Spain's influenced cities. And in Lima it is not different. The city grew around Pizarro's "Plaza Mayor" and the whole area is today known as "Cercado de Lima", the city's historic center. Visiting it takes time! Guided visits are recommended, but you can certainly due it on your own, since Lima is very friendly and safe for visitors (and that was my personal impression as of October 2019). Take your time and enjoy "Cercado de Lima" - and just remember, in 1988, Unesco appointed it as a "World Heritage Site", due to its originality and high concentration of historic monuments. You cannot miss it! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Andy keen wrote a review Apr 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom1,295 contributions350 helpful votes
Good walk around the centre with our taxi/guide Loved it to bits including our visit to Gran Hotel Bolivar for Agrio Pisco
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Date of experience: March 2020
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RandyRoss wrote a review Mar 2020
Ridgetown, Canada7,058 contributions617 helpful votes
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The historic center of Lima is better than we expected but could still use some tender loving care. The buildings are wonderful and some are in great condition. However, others are in dire need or restoration. We saw this area on a guided walking tour of this area purchased from Holland America. The changing of the guards was a nice touch. Fantastic!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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1234texas wrote a review Mar 2020
Dripping Springs, Texas1,718 contributions2,744 helpful votes
As squares go, this is a good one! It is at the center of the old town tour. There are many impressive new and old buildings boarding the square. The square is attractive and is a central meeting point. The Presidential Palace is on one side of the square. Therefore, there are a large number of soldiers and guards (some in riot gear) carrying AK 47's and other arms. This may be a little disturbing to some in your group, and you may want to be aware of it in advance. As you enter the square, you will be face to face with them. If you are in the area, make certain you stop here. There are an incredible number of photo opportunities.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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