August 5, 2016

Things to do in Lima Peru

Cathedral of Lima
Cathedral of Lima
I spent 2 days in Lima on my way to and from Cusco, stayed with a Peruvian family I found on Airbnb.

Peru is the land of Pre-Colombian heritage, where the tribal heritage still bears the color of its unique culture. The capital and the biggest city of Peru is Lima, the glittering colonial city. This amazing city was founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the year 1535. In one side the old churches, cloisters, and monasteries give a view of the colonial heritage, on the other side the city portrays a metropolitan attitude with nightclubs playing the tropical tune. This city is second driest capital of the world and risen over the coast of Pacific. Home of authentic Peruvian architecture and mouthwatering Peruvian cuisine, Lima is one of the most populous cities of the world. The places and experiences you cannot miss while in Lima are 

Plaza Mayor

The plaza mayor is also known as plaza de Armas of Peru. It is the historic center of the city. The centerpiece of the historic square is a fountain from the colonial era. The Palacio Del Gobierno, Cathedral De Lima, Archbishop's Palace, the Municipal Palace etc are the places you cannot miss around the plaza.


The Archbishop's Palace of Lima

San Francisco Monastery

The monastery of well preserved Baroque Architecture, the San Francisco monastery is another attraction of Lima. The mysterious atmosphere inside the monastery will take a world of its own. Don’t miss a trip inside the well-preserved old library of this place. 

Miraflores and El Malecón

From the amazing history, if you want a taste of the upscale Peru, visit the seafront strip El Malecón. It provides you the excellent view of the coastal Lima. The park and the modern sculptures of the city can be seen here. Miraflores is a happening district of Lima. You can expect to find the chic restaurants, lively bars in this area. 

Took a Tour Bus in Miraflores called Mirabus, if you short on time I recommend it. Picture I took from the Bus, Parque del Amor with the Bay of Lima in the background



Cerro San Cristóbal


The hill Cerro San Cristóbal provides the excellent view of the city Lima. The hill Cerro San Cristóbal is located in the Northeast of the downtown Lima. On a clear day, you can have a panoramic view of the city and the sea across- from the top of the hill. 




Experiences to have in Lima: 
German Clock Tower at University Park in Lima

•    In El Malecón, you can opt for a Paragliding experiences over this city. This 15-20 minutes ride will give you an excellent view of the city from the sky.
•    Peru is known for its amazing ceviche, a dish cooked with raw fish, onions and chili pepper.  So, visit any of the cevicherias of Lima for the mouthwatering ceviche. 
•    Visit the famous museums of Lima, like Museo Larco, Museo de Historia Natural, Museo Nacional del Arqueología etc. 
•    Take a stroll through the bohemian quarter of Lima, Barranco. The 18th-century architecture along with the small yet stylish cafes will give you a visual treat. 

Often called as the ‘City of Kings’, Lima is to give you excellent doses of thrill which can be undoubtedly called as the experiences of typical America Latina.

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