During the last decades Lima has become one of the most inportant cities in Latin America, due its rich history, political and economic influence..... and dont forget for its gastronomy
While you walk along the streets and avenues, your curiosity to learn more about Lima will be increased. You will be eager to visit as many museums as possible. Among them you will find The Gold Museum, the Larco Herrera Museum and the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru.Lima has other interesting Museums such as the Chocolate Museum that also offers short classes on how to prepare a chocolate bar.
The three main areas of interest in Lima are Lima Downtown (Centro of Lima), Miraflores and Barranco.
The colonial center will fill your visit of history. You can admire The three main areas of interest in Lima are Lima Downtown (Centro of Lima), Miraflores and Barranco.
In downtown Lima you will find the beautiful Cathedral which was constructed in 1535 and is located in one side of the Main Square. Originally, it was a modest church, but in 1564 a large temple was designed. ON another side you will find the current Government Palace of Peru with a neo-baroque style and nearby, the Museum of the Church of San Francisco, a traditional place to visit.
In downtownLima you'll be amazed with the great colonial wooden balconies and narrow streets. An urban center with shops, hotels and churches. You can go to the Chabuca Granda boulevard near the Rimac river where you´ll get the best pictures of ancient and modern Lima and where you will find small stands where you can taste the typical desserts and delicious local food.
If you want to see the modern side of Lima., we recommend a visit Miraflores which has art galleries, Larcomar mall, the Love Park and cozy beaches, where you will have an excellent view of the Pacific Ocean. You can also visit archaeological sites such as Huaca Pucllana, part of Lima Culture and enjoy a delicious lunch at its restaurant "La Huaka" which overlooks part of the ruins.
San Isidro is the "Garden of Lima" district, of a major commercial and financial growth, is the hub of business in Lima. In this district you can visit the vigorous Bosque de los Olivos, and also the best cafes and upscale restaurants. You see, there is much to discover in the capital of Peru.
Just a bit South of San Isidro and Miraflores districts it is located Barranco which is the Boheme district, which have great nighyt life and you also have the Sigh Bridge and its is said that if you cross it for the first time without breathing your wish will become real. and the name comes from all the romantic encounters this bridge has witnessed over the years and still does.
Lima has always something to offer you so schedule a short visit. It is worth doing it!!!