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San Isidro

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Address: Av Paseo de Republica, Lima, Peru
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Elegant and charming residential neighborhood located north of Lima...

Elegant and charming residential neighborhood located north of Lima features neo-classic architecture, cobblestone streets, excellent dining, good shopping and the Huaca Hallamarma, a restored pre-Inca pyramid that now serves as a small museum of Indian artifacts.

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Happening residential area with everything: shopping, restaurants, nightlife, tourism

Once mainly a swank residential area of Lima, San Isidro is now one of the two most happening neighborhoods of greater Lima. Some of Lima's best restaurants are here plus great... read more

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

Once mainly a swank residential area of Lima, San Isidro is now one of the two most happening neighborhoods of greater Lima. Some of Lima's best restaurants are here plus great shopping from a huge shopping mall to hundreds of small boutique places where almost everything can be found. It's only rival is Mireflores....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great neighborhood to stay and or visit. It is very safe and you will see police and municipal security everywhere. Many of the Embassy´s are located here, as is the private residence of Perú's new president (PPK). There are parks, restaurants and lots of shopping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San isidro is very beautiful, there are many great buildings, companies, shopping centers and parks. its clean and safe. i liked to visit and see some places in this district, it's said that is a financial district beacuse there are many banks around this great district.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent an afternoon in San Isidro with my daughter and sister where we had a great time shopping at the cute boutiques that line the main drag. Had been to the Larcomar Mall previously, and we were very disappointed to see only American stores with many overpriced items. The shops at San Isidro were not cheap, but very cute,unique dresses... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is an upmarket neighbourhood in Lima, apparently where your wealthy Peruvian live. Lots of gardens, Embassies and much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

San Isidro reminded more of a NY street than anything I've experienced in Spain or elsewhere in Lima. Delicious food, upscale shopping and had an excellent time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I visited this place while touring with a group through town. The surroundings were fascinating and it was an informative and picturesque stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

San Isidro...is the key district of Lima. Has pretty much all embassies of all countries here. Headquarters of all banks are here too. They called it the business district. San Isidro also have beautiful/modern hotels and restaurants like no other city. Housing/apartments...new and old but very expensive. It's also a Safe district....they have largest/modern serenasgo in Lima. If we ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

San Isidro is Lima's premier neighborhood, which host Lima's famous Lima Golf Club. Many restaurants and café abound, museums, music venues, and wonderful shopping too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

San Isidro is a well localized neighborhood. There are good hotels, restaurants and services. Good place to stay on business (if you are on vacation you would prefer Miraflores).

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