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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.

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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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Barranco
Barranco
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Aji 555 Real Thai Cuisine
Aji 555 Real Thai Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 2,534 Restaurants in Lima
Price: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Good for: Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
NANKA
NANKA
Ranked #2 of 2,534 Restaurants in Lima
Cuisines: Peruvian, Latin, Mediterranean, South American, International, Fusion
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
BLU: il gelato del barrio
BLU: il gelato del barrio
Ranked #3 of 2,534 Restaurants in Lima
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Maido
Maido
Ranked #4 of 2,534 Restaurants in Lima
Price:
Cuisines: Japanese, Peruvian, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
La Locanda
La Locanda
Ranked #5 of 2,534 Restaurants in Lima
Cuisines: Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Pariwana Hostel Lima
Pariwana Hostel Lima
$12 - $29
Ranked #1 of 331 Specialty Lodging in Lima
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Lima Backpackers
2.0 of 5
Lima Backpackers
$12 - $26
Ranked #2 of 331 Specialty Lodging in Lima
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LOKI Lima
2.0 of 5
LOKI Lima
$11 - $37
Ranked #3 of 331 Specialty Lodging in Lima
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Vila Santa
3.0 of 5
Hotel Vila Santa
$50 - $86
Ranked #12 of 224 Hotels in Lima
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Hotel Runcu Miraflores
3.5 of 5
Hotel Runcu Miraflores
$61 - $89
Ranked #27 of 224 Hotels in Lima
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Del Pilar Miraflores Hotel
3.0 of 5
Del Pilar Miraflores Hotel
$63 - $235
Ranked #28 of 224 Hotels in Lima
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Belmond Miraflores Park
5.0 of 5
Belmond Miraflores Park
$316 - $678
Ranked #1 of 224 Hotels in Lima
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JW Marriott Hotel Lima
5.0 of 5
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
$231 - $458
Ranked #2 of 224 Hotels in Lima
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The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
5.0 of 5
The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
$179 - $465
Ranked #3 of 224 Hotels in Lima
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