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Centro Historico de Lima

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Address: Lima, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 4492575
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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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The center has an incredible Potential

The center is nice and there a lot of things to see. Since the traffic is so horrible in downtown Lima, I would recommend to take a taxi to a spot and then from there walk. Or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The center is nice and there a lot of things to see. Since the traffic is so horrible in downtown Lima, I would recommend to take a taxi to a spot and then from there walk. Or take the buses. The buses have their own lanes and can move much faster then any car or taxi. Generally, I would be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended up just wandering around the whole central area for a few hours and taking in the buildings, stores and everything that went with them. Totally free and totally worth spending an afternoon exploring.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great architecture and history! Take guided tour from Plaza San Martin by bus to know more about the place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The city centre have fantastic s buildings of spanish origin. Many churchs and Cathedrals is worth a walk around

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent most of the day wandering around the sights and scenes of Centro Historico in Lima, and I guess if you dont get out much, it's something a bit different, but as far as comparison with some of South America's (or the World's) great cities, this really isn't up there. Its all a bit tired, dusty and drab. If you've... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the historic centre despite it not being the safest at night, or the cleanest or quietest (but nowhere in Lima is quiet?), and we liked that things were generally cheap (food) and there was so many sighs and museums to see, all within walking distance. Stay here and walk to San Francisco monastery, the art museum (free... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk around the area and enjoy all the small little churches...they are amazing! They also offer tours if yiu ha e the time. I had to leave because of my flight and could not finish the San Francisco tour but wish I could have stayed!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Self guided seemed most promising , so only armed with Lonely Planet book and bottles of fluid replenishments we wandered slowly, admiring and examining whatever took our fancy. Great for atmosphere and a visit to a small restaurant in an ally for ceviche to start and pollo to finish with chicha on the side topped off a hot afternoon but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jhony showed me around to many interesting places and Not only touristic stuff! Just amazing ... thanks for this

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit if you go to Lima. The main square and cathedral and government palace are most impressive. And close to that are wonderful walking areas to see balconies and churches.

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