Lima

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Exposition Park showing a fountain and a park as well as a large group of people
Spanish colonial houses, exquisite food, musicians in traditional dress, oceanfront entertainment and fine museums make the Peruvian capital a feast for the senses.

Enjoy a culinary andcultural experience in bustling Lima, where the desert meets the coast, whereancient history mixes with 21st-century entertainment and where Peru’s poorhope to get rich.

The settlement along theRímac River was once inhabited by Incas and earlier civilizations. After theSpanish founded Lima in 1535, they ruled for over 300 years. Today, nearly athird of Peru’s 30 million residents live in the capital. From the slums on theCerros (hills) and the colorful colonial mansions, to the Catholic churcheswith Moorish roofs and Chinatown’s red gate, Lima’s urban sprawl isdiverse.

Explore Lima’s colonialpast in the central Plaza de Armas. A grand palace with marching guards, anornate cathedral and a 17th-century fountain define this historic square. Siton a bench and people-watch or browse nearby souvenir shops for brightlycolored souvenirs. Tour the Convento y Museo de San Francisco and its16th-century catacombs. Ride in a horse-drawn carriage or set out on foot andfollow the shopping avenues to the monument-rich Plaza San Martin.

Take a metered taxi to theMuseo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera in the Pueblo Libre district to seepre-Columbian art, including Moche ceramics from over 2,200 years ago. Foroceanfront entertainment, head south to Lima’s fashionable neighborhoodsMiraflores and Barranco. Try Peru’s staple seafood dish ceviche or thealcoholic drink pisco sour.

In summer, ocean breezesprovide a welcome reprieve from Lima’s desert air and smog. Winter days aremild, but often overcast. Because most Peruvians are poor and Lima attracts thewealthy, crime is an issue. Use the lockers and taxi service of your hotel andstick to the tourist areas.

Lima’s Jorge ChavezInternational Airport has connections to major global destinations. With dailyplanes and buses leaving from Lima for the surfing beaches of the PacificOcean, the lush Amazon jungle and the snow-capped Andes mountains, thisfascinating city is just the start of your Peru adventure.

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Where to stay in Lima

Iberostar Selection Miraflores
Iberostar Selection Miraflores
5 out of 5
Malecon 28 de Julio 385, Lima, Lima, Lima 18
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The price is £111 per night from 14 Aug to 15 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Lima. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Kennedy Park and Villena Bridge are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (107 reviews)
Lovely Miraflores region hotel
"Fabulous hotel in Lima. Nice little cafe where we immediately were able to get a cappuccino and a dessert after a long day of travel. Full service restaurant and roof top bar as well. Rooms were outstanding. Great location very near Parque del Amor and Kennedy cat park as well as the coastal walk ..."

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

Iberostar Selection Miraflores
Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport
Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport
4 out of 5
Av Elmer Faucett S N, Aeropuerto Jorge Chavez, Callao, Lima, 1
The price is £152 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Callao. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,250 reviews)
"Clean and convenient with amenities"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport
Santa Eulalia Bungalows - Hotel
Santa Eulalia Bungalows - Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Hacienda Parca 3374, Santa Eulalia, Lima
Stay at this hotel in Santa Eulalia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Discover genuine guest reviews for Santa Eulalia Bungalows - Hotel ...
Santa Eulalia Bungalows - Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Petit Palace Apart Hotel Suites
Petit Palace Apart Hotel Suites
3.5 out of 5
Calle Independencia 279, Miraflores, Lima 18, Lima, Lima, 15074
The price is £44 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Lima. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the property ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (380 reviews)
"Nice place. No towels for the floor. Very slippery"

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2022

Petit Palace Apart Hotel Suites
Estelar Apartamentos Bellavista
Estelar Apartamentos Bellavista
3.5 out of 5
Bellavista 216, Miraflores, Lima, Lima, 18
The price is £59 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Lima. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (367 reviews)
"Staff was nice. Location is excellent. Room is clean. Overall service was excellent. If I ever go back to Lima Iam staying here again."

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2022

Estelar Apartamentos Bellavista
Trendy Host Stelar Miraflores
Trendy Host Stelar Miraflores
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Almirante Miguel Grau 1430, Barranco, Lima, Lima, 15063
The price is £54 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Lima. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (112 reviews)
"Great stay, beautiful view, excellent location."

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2022

Trendy Host Stelar Miraflores
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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