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What to do?

You will probably enter or leave Peru by its capital, Lima. Most people just use it as a gate to the other many attractions that Peru has to offer.
But Lima deserves at least 1-2 days, to:
- Visit the city centre, with many interesting historic buildings, monasteries, old streets with wooden balconies...
- See a few good museum, like Larco, Gold Museum, San Francisco Monastery...
- Spend an afternoon in the relaxed ambient of coastal neighborhood Miraflores, or in the more bohemian Barranco.

Lima has a lot of interesting historic places, from the times of the conquerors. The place was not important enough in Inca times, but the Spaniards used it as main harbour and stablished the capital here.
So there are many nice convents, mansions, buildings... from that time. And a few Inca ruins around too!

The people

Being able to speak their own language helped me a lot in understandinf local people, casually listening street conversations, feeling free to ask anyone in the streets... people is frendly and nice in Lima.

  • Last visit to Lima: Apr 2005
  • Intro Written May 23, 2005
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  • Feb 8, 2009 at 7:46 AM

    Hi thanks for you great, descriptive tips on Miraflores and Barranco in Peru, they sound fantastic will be there Aug 2009, so really useful, Marosa

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    Nov 7, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Interesting Churches in this area, would like to have a look around the city after reading your tips.

  • May 19, 2007 at 10:01 AM

    I recently visited & fell in love with the Barranco & Miraflores neighborhoods. I'm interested in buying some books on resid. architecture of these areas. Do you know if there are any available & where 2 purchase? Thanks!

  • besbel's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2007 at 10:45 AM

    Lima is indeed a place to be visited on its own. Loved your page and your vision of Lima, thanks for sharing.

  • ThiagoRamos's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2006 at 10:01 AM

    Great page!!! Lima does deserve a visit!!!

  • Pulcino's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2006 at 5:21 PM

    Thank you for the time you took to share this wealth of information with us!

  • el_ruso's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2005 at 8:33 PM

    very interesting, and an interesting 'tip' of taking photos in early morning on Sunday :)

  • MichaelCaine's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2005 at 10:11 AM

    Wow, many interesting tips, here, I might visit Peru next year, thank you for the tips!

  • aaaarrgh's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2005 at 2:17 PM

    Ah, some more of your great paintings have appeared :-) And excellent photos and tips of course.

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2005 at 5:21 AM

    Any broomsticks around in the guest house ? LOL !!! Great name, though :-)

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