Centro Historico de Lima
Centro Historico de Lima
4.5
Historic Walking Areas
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Lima's downtown center, with its breathtaking architecture and rich history, makes it clear why it deserves to be a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: San Isidro
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emorga
Rome, GA575 contributions
Aug 2022
We visited when Peru was experiencing protests over high gas and grain prices. The result was Plaza de Armas was blocked off with at least 4 different police and army units heavily armed keeping an eye on everything. All was quiet and security was friendly It was nice to walk the fringes and view the square without crowds Also the area around the plaza is being converted to a pedestrian only zone many other streets were torn up and you had to walk several blocks to get there That said it is well worth the effort to see
Written August 29, 2022
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Kikeuribe
Greensboro, NC65 contributions
Dec 2021
It's a nice pleasant time walking thru this part of Lima. You can go around the streets and see a place dedicated to San Martin de Porres, where he stayed.
Written July 24, 2022
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badrax
Fort Lauderdale, FL1,443 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Ancient grandeur for a must see location
The place is well maintained with classical feature
The access is easy and it busy
Written May 3, 2022
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Rob B
347 contributions
Dec 2021
We had a nice time on our tour but it's not a must see activity. The catacombs are the best area to see in detail.
Written January 2, 2022
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Wilson j
United Kingdom8 contributions
Oct 2021
Nice place to visit, historical, very beautiful landscaping, and surrounded by restaurants to enjoy food with a beautiful view
Written December 17, 2021
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Questovia
Wells, ME1,019 contributions
Dec 2021
All decked out for Christmas we enjoyed the beauty of this center and the ability to people watch. The street cleaner was even dressed in an elf outfit. Lovely city!
Written December 14, 2021
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l-_-Sheila-_-l
Austin, TX194 contributions
Dec 2020
A must visit while in Lima. Best way to explore is walking. Many great architecture was fascinating and shops and restaurants.
Written May 3, 2021
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Nissim Baker
Singapore, Singapore40 contributions
Jan 2020
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 ...
Written June 25, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
Oct 2019
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!
Written June 5, 2020
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Andy keen
Birmingham, UK1,321 contributions
Mar 2020
Good walk around the centre with our taxi/guide
Loved it to bits including our visit to Gran Hotel Bolivar for Agrio Pisco
Written April 16, 2020
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