Rio Rimac

Rio Rimac, Lima: Address, Phone Number, Rio Rimac Reviews: 2.5/5

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Peeceecee
Skipton, UK1,057 contributions
Unattractive trickle
Jan 2020
Forms the boundary on one side of the UNESCO historic centre and is sadly neglected. The opposite bank is the Rimac barrio which extends up the hill to a typical South American shanty town and is best avoided.
Written March 8, 2020
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,696 contributions
Not really an Attraction
Jun 2016 • Solo
Rio Rimac in Lima is just not a pretty site! Definitely not worth searching for, although you will most likely walk near it, exploring other parts of Lima. The river itself is small, dirty, and very unattractive! There are a lot of nice sites along the river though like parks, and markets. But there is a lot of work here that needs to be done. Coming from the Historic center, you can cross the bridges here and find yourself in a different part of town. This portion was run down, although there were some nice cathedrals here and buildings. As I continued to walk around this area, I was warned by locals not to venture in to far, so I turned around and walked back. Overall, the Rio Rimac needs a lot of work. This river could sustain many people in the area if properly maintained. Maybe one day!
Written November 6, 2016
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xochitl
Lima, Peru19,802 contributions
Not to nice
Oct 2014
Nothing much to look at and you better be careful if you visit as it is not in a very nic neighborhood
Written June 2, 2015
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Ron S
New York City, NY4,787 contributions
Rimac river
Sep 2014 • Friends
They are laying either a new river bed or make improvements to the river banks. Anyway it does not look attractive. There's not much water in the river, and the Rimac district on the other side looks depressing
Written September 30, 2014
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,714 contributions
So much potential
Dec 2013 • Friends
The Rio Rimac is a sad little river with barely a trickle of water. The river is a five minute walk north from Plaza de Armas. The potential is great, there are riverside parks and riverside restaurants, but the river itself isn't that attractive to look at. You can cross it on the Puente de Piedra also known as the Bridge of Eggs. Built in 1608 this is the oldest river crossing in Lima.
Written May 31, 2014
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Craig K
West Liberty16 contributions
Sad River
Jan 2013
They are investing a lot into creating green zones along this main river of Lima. But as of yet it remains something sad to look at. It is one of my passions to help restore/protect this river.
Written March 14, 2013
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Jeff P
Prescott, AZ395 contributions
River
Aug 2011
It is a river and nothing more. Flows from the mountains to the ocean. Lots of water flowing during the rainy season in the mountains.
Written July 17, 2012
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Paris_in_Lima
Lima, Peru76 contributions
Dangerous for anyone but locals
Nov 2011 • Couples
The Rimac river is a hardly a river -- it spends most of its year dried up, exposing the toxic sludge and trash that lines it. Expect to see frequent trash fires along its banks, as people dump there at will, and burn the junk with abandon. The surrounding area is seen as dangerous even by other Peruvians, who often warn of spending too much time there unless you live there. A haven for street thugs, it's (as the previous reviewer said) "not a nice place." There's nothing to see, unless you really want to experience what overpopulation and environmental ruin look like.
Written November 4, 2011
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CesareoPacho
Piura7 contributions
Rimac river is not a nice place
I don't think it could be qualified as "attraction". There's a zoo in Atarjea (Huachipa), but nothing else.
Written June 23, 2009
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