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Lima Guide

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Best of Lima

3 days in Lima
3 days in Lima

Even if you're just stopping in Lima on your way to or from Cuzco, there is a way to make the most of its food, history and fun nightlife. Here's how.

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Family-friendly Lima

Lima for young kids
Lima for young kids

Lima doesn't cater to young children, hence the limited options; but its Magic Water Circuit at the Parque de la Reserva and other child-friendly areas will ensure afternoons of low-key family fun.

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Lima on a budget

Lima for free
Lima for free

Art, tradition and history come together in Lima's churches. Make sure to visit La Catedral de Lima, and its surronding dowtown cathedrals.

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Insiders' Lima

Lima off the beaten path
Lima off the beaten path

The Huaca Pucllana a.k.a Huaca Juliaca combines great food with historic ruins, without having to leave the city. If you're feeling daring, stop by the Presbitero Maestro Cemetery; if the beach is your scene, a visit to the balneario La Punta near the port of Callao offers great food with a view.

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Getaways from Lima

Daytrips from Lima
Daytrips from Lima

About 124 miles to the North of Lima are the ruins of Caral. History lovers and visitors alike should seize the opportunity to visit the oldest civilization of the Americas.

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Best of Lima, Peru
Best of Lima, Peru

Lima is a true metropolis—an energetic cityscape whose rich history could be felt on almost every corner. This urban landscape continues to change, while at the same time remaining committed to its...

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4.0 of 5 stars 6 Votes
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3.5 of 5 stars 13 Votes

Recent Trip

4.5 of 5 stars 3 Votes
Traveler List 2000-2009 (PeterCoox, 16 Jun 2010)
4.5 of 5 stars 4 Votes
48 hours in Lima (Wokky_99, 27 Nov 2007)
4.0 of 5 stars 10 Votes