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Lima
Lima, founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535, is a fascinating city and a treasure trove of history. Explore ancient Incan archeological sites, or stroll through the elegant cathedrals and opulent palaces dating from Spanish colonial times. Downtown Lima is crowded, but you'll enjoy exploring the city's neighborhoods—especially the beachfront areas, which have great shopping and dining and fabulous hotels.

All things to do » Things to do

Museo Larco
Museo Larco
Owner description: MUSEO LARCO OPENS FROM 9AM TO 10PM, DAILY. The Museo Larco is housed in an exquisite 18th century vice-royal mansion, built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid and surrounded... more Owner description: MUSEO LARCO OPENS FROM 9AM TO 10PM, DAILY. The Museo Larco is housed in an exquisite 18th century vice-royal mansion, built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The museum’s galleries exhibit the finest and most magnificent gold and jewelry treasures from Ancient Peru and the renowned erotic collection, one of Peru’s most celebrated attractions. Founded in 1926 and located in Lima, the Museo Larco holds the largest and most important archaeological collection of Ancient Peru in the world. Peru is known worldwide thanks to the legendary Inca Empire on the Andes Mountains; however few are aware that this society existed only for the last 100 years before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores. The Museo Larco portrays to the visitor an engaging narrative, recounting 5000 years in the development of Peru’s pre-Columbian history; thus becoming the ideal means to understand and enjoy Ancient Peru. On the Museum’s terraces overlooking its vibrant and stunning gardens, find Museo Larco´s Café restaurant, where one can savour the best of Peruvian and International cuisine.All in all, it’s accurate to say that to become fascinated by Peruvian history, the journey begins at Museo Larco! less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Parque de la Reserva
Parque de la Reserva
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Parks
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Miraflores
Miraflores
This beachfront residential district features many of Lima's excellent shops, restaurants, nightspots and first class hotels.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Neighborhoods
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Miraflores Boardwalk
Miraflores Boardwalk
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks
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Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
Owner description: This church and monastery of St. Francis (circa 1674) is known for its catacombs that contain the remains of more than 70,000 people and a magnificent library that houses... more Owner description: This church and monastery of St. Francis (circa 1674) is known for its catacombs that contain the remains of more than 70,000 people and a magnificent library that houses thousands of antique texts. less
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Libraries; Architectural Buildings; Caverns & Caves; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

BLU: il gelato del barrio
BLU: il gelato del barrio
Ranked #1 of 1,991 Restaurants in Lima
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Maido
Maido
Ranked #2 of 1,991 Restaurants in Lima
Price:
Cuisines: Japanese, Peruvian, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Fusion
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
La Locanda
La Locanda
Ranked #3 of 1,991 Restaurants in Lima
Cuisines: Peruvian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
IK Restaurante
IK Restaurante
Ranked #4 of 1,991 Restaurants in Lima
Price: $40 - $100
Cuisines: Peruvian, South American, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Social Restaurant & Bar
Social Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #5 of 1,991 Restaurants in Lima
Price: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Peruvian, South American, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Fusion
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lima Backpackers
Lima Backpackers
$12 - $25
Ranked #1 of 286 Specialty Lodging in Lima
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Pariwana Hostel Lima
Pariwana Hostel Lima
$15 - $44
Ranked #2 of 286 Specialty Lodging in Lima
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Bed & Breakfast de Kike
Bed & Breakfast de Kike
$22 - $39 (€20 - €35)
Ranked #4 of 277 Lima B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Vila Santa Miraflores
3.0 of 5
Hotel Vila Santa Miraflores
$62 - $86
Ranked #13 of 223 Hotels in Lima
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Hotel San Antonio Abad
3.0 of 5
Hotel San Antonio Abad
$63 - $80
Ranked #20 of 223 Hotels in Lima
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Hotel Runcu Miraflores
3.5 of 5
Hotel Runcu Miraflores
$65 - $84
Ranked #21 of 223 Hotels in Lima
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
5.0 of 5
The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
$194 - $366
Ranked #1 of 223 Hotels in Lima
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JW Marriott Hotel Lima
5.0 of 5
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
$195 - $376
Ranked #2 of 223 Hotels in Lima
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Belmond Miraflores Park
5.0 of 5
Belmond Miraflores Park
$306 - $582
Ranked #3 of 223 Hotels in Lima
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