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Lima is a city full of very beautiful colonial architecture

Lima was the capital and primary city of Spanish Colonial Latin America. Great monuments were built with the proceeds of the Inca gold as it was melted down and shipped to Spain.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Monumental Colonial Architecture
  • Cons:congested, high crime
  • Last visit to Lima: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 25, 2009
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  • isolatedpawn's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Hello from Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    I have only spent around 5 hours in Lima. I visited Plaza Mayor and some churches and museums in the area. There is really some lovely architecture and art to be seen there.

    • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
      Sep 17, 2013 at 11:14 AM

      Thanks Malena! I had the advantage of a full day in Lima, it was great but also a city you need to be careful in.

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2009 at 5:48 PM

    Thanks Jim, looking forward to our trip to Lima.

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    You worked very hard Good tips and photos !!!!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2008 at 4:51 AM

    Nice tips. I'm beginning to research a trip to Lima and Peru for 2009.

  • bike_packer's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2006 at 3:28 AM

    hello jim. i found your peru page some parallels with bohol island in the philippines. a lot of churches and the pictures are awesome. great architectural works and well preserved.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2004 at 7:37 AM

    Amazing pictures of amazing architecture. I am sure you enjoyed your time there a lot. Greetings :-)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2004 at 5:11 PM

    Jim, I really enjoyed your beautiful photos and information about Lima. What gorgeous architecture!

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