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Lima's downtown center, with its breathtaking architecture and rich history, makes it clear why it deserves to be a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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The soul of Peru is in the ancient civilisations, and most some of its ancient culture and costumes are still alive in the Andes, not in Lima. Lima historical centre is the testament of the Spanish invasion and colonisation, which has destroyed those ancient civilisations,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Happened to do a cycle tour that came through this area. Was buzzing with lots of people, stalls and beautiful architecture.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On the first day of arrival in Peru I decided to do a city tour in Lima which was reasonably priced, quite enjoyed by the immense palace.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a guided tour through the historic part of Lima. The Cathedral was very impressive. The church St. Francisco was equally nice, especially the old library and the catacombs.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The buildings around the historic centre have beautiful architecture. The cathedral is beautiful and lot of history , but did not like the skulls enclosed in a glass fronted shelf in the catacombs. The buildings around the centre are bright yellow painted. The streets are...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and big Plaza. All parks I saw in Peru were very nice. Walking around is nice, old buildings, a lot of restaurants

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Franc6789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to be here on Tourism Day, with tons of activities, music and festivities in the square. Great photo opportunities and all free!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going back to the 16th century. Fascinating history, interesting to hear from a local guide. Vibrant.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PeterD218
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The historic center of Lima was an absolute delight! Beautiful architecture, with its famous wood balconies throughout, and wonderful plazas. Full of life and activity, but felt like (thankfully) more locals than US/Euro/Asian tourists overall. Blocked off to auto traffic, making it a pedestrian paradise!...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ASU_DrK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't usually visit old places in the city, but the historic center of Lima is very beautiful and tidy. although if you move away a little from the center if you will see another reality

Date of experience: October 2019
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Rafael_Leite
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Response from Russell R | Reviewed this property |
I bought the tickets at the office near the park and boarded the bus some time later in the day after other things we did.
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Lenka P
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Response from YS K | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know any hotels near airport. Airport area is not a good area. I recommend Mira Flores if staying one night. Taxi will cost you about 30 to 40 soles. Grab a taxi in the airport. Only authorized taxi can enter the... More
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Nitya710
25 August 2017|
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One huge tip, do NOT use Taxis, do not use public transportation, UBER is super cheap there, and they are there within a few minutes if that long
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