"Lima" Top 5 Page for this destination Lima by SirRichard
Lima Travel Guide: 1,198 reviews and 2,778 photos
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!
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.
Lima is not an idillic place for Pacific Ocean beaches. Anyway, if you are in need, the best beaches in town are those... more travel advice
There is no municipal public transport from the airport (only the Urbanito private bus service, see tip above). So if... more travel advice
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