"Lovely Lima." Departamento de Lima by Openseas

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Lima is a fasincating place to visit full with lively streets, museums, churches, culture, history, markets, interesting districts, burial sites, archaelogical treasures and wonderful beaches.

A busy conjested city with over 8 million people it offers travelers an unique magical unforgetable experience. The safest area to stay is around Miraflores. Downtown can be risky and at times unsafe for travelers.


Miraflores is the place to visit in Lima. It’s the safest area and excellent for tourists and visitors. It’s a wonderful place to stroll around with exciting interesting shops, cafes and restaurants.

A must do is visiting the markets with Peruvians selling their artefacts all dressed in traditional clothing. It’s located on the intersection of Avenue Arequipa and Pardo at the main plaza.

The Calle de las Pizzas (Pizza Street) are the favourite place for the locals and teenagers to hang out.

Miraflores also houses the pre-Inca mud brick temple called Huaca Pucallana one of many archaeological sites found in Lima.


Barranco is the traditional summer district and resort of Lima. There are some interesting museums and historical landmarks to found here like the Puente de los Suspiros" a 19th century wooden structure which leads down to the beach.

It’s a wonderful district to visit for sightseeing, eating and drinking. Many of Lima's best restaurants are found in this region.

  • Last visit to Departamento de Lima: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 28, 2007
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  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2008 at 5:03 AM

    hi sandy, just check your family pictures. so lovely! best regards.

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2007 at 12:28 AM

    Hi Sandy... looks like you've been very busy with your pages! Great new tips here about a place that sounds truly amazing! I hope to visit someday. In the meantime, my ratings are definitely with you. Greetings from the desert / Jess ;-)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2007 at 10:18 PM

    Hi, Sandy! You've been lucky to visit that place. Thanks for your tips!


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