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Centro Historico de Lima

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Address: Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 5114492575
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Lima's downtown center, with its breathtaking architecture and rich...

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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Must see when in Lima

When doing a roundtrip in Peru, time you have for Lima is very limitted. We've spend less than 24hrs in Lime and that was more than enough. Centro Historico is one of those must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When doing a roundtrip in Peru, time you have for Lima is very limitted. We've spend less than 24hrs in Lime and that was more than enough. Centro Historico is one of those must see. It's rather compact wnd will not require more than 3-4hrs of your time. Be well prepared what you wane visit and be safe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great experience watking thought the Historic Center in Lima. The only bad thing is about the people whose try sell everything for you.. and there is a sensation of unsafe place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very beautiful area including the plaza del armas and the san francisco monestary. You can see everything all in on the same day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the architecture of the place, its abit unfortunate that there is such alot of pollution, leaves a dusty look to all the buildings. Its a busy place, lots of traffic. Hard getting in and out of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a bustling, active area. There were many people selling various types of items. As I was part of a tour group, our guide shared a lot about the rich history of the area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lima, is an Antique city, full of historic places to visit, as well as landscapes.Infront of the Pacific Ocean, Lima is even close to the sea, as well as the mountains.You can visit the main historical monuments: Plaza Grau, Plaza de Armas, Palacio de Gobierno ( Government Castle), Cathedral of Lima, MajorsResidence, Chapels of San Francisco, La Merced Church, Santo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Lima, please take time to visit the Centro! You can really feel the life of Lima and the history in this area. I really enjoyed the cathedrals, markets, and museums. Wonderful sights, especially the architecture. Explore the busy streets and the history behind them.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am very sad to give a poor rating to this beautiful older part of Lima. This was meant to be the highlight of our trip to Lima. I love seeing old architecture. Traffic was so awful in Lima, despite what a native Peruvian had told us, that frankly for me personally it was almost unbearable. The fumes from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this as part of our city tour. The centre of Lima is lovely. The buildings and the architecture is amazing and there are some historical landmarks like the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral, which are well worth seeing. We saw the changing of the guards at the Palace whilst we were there, which was interesting to watch. All... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The center of Lima is great. Not only does it take you back several hundred years ago with its architecture and historic landmarks like the Cathedral and the Presidential Palace, but its a great place to experience the hustle and bustle of the city and get some nice food too. There are many places close by too.

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