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Centro Historico de Lima

Lima, Peru
+51 1 4492575
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Lima's downtown center, with its breathtaking architecture and rich history, makes it clear why it deserves to be a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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  • Average9%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lima, Peru
San Isidro
+51 1 4492575
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is much to see in the historical center. Your best bet may be to hire a guide or tour as there is so much information and interesting stores you may not know without one. Def worth a full or half day trip.

1  Thank CCG1982
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the free walking tour and it was the best choice, the Centro Historico is full of little gems, and you can just find and undertanding their context with the help of a local guide. I was impressive how Lima is beautiful, and how...More

Thank Robson M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you ever go to Lima, you should definitely visit the centro historico and go explore in all the small little alleys and you may find hidden treasures along the way. Also, if you're lucky you'll see the official army band (sorry idk the official...More

Thank Alper T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The historic center impresses by the size of the buildings and the beauty of the engravings of the old facades made during the heyday of the Spanish conquest in our continent ... I really found it very safe and easy to travel, also if you...More

Thank jairoER
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most interesting places at Lima You can walk and see the Latin American history here Really good Church... cathedrals.... streets.... monuments Good

Thank MAU1967
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably because I have visited quite old Colonial cities of late I can become a bit demanding regarding the different compares. In example last week I saw the historic centre of Quito and it is by far better preserved than this one and in top...More

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old historic center of Lima is worth a visit, talk a walk along the old buildings, squares and churches.

Thank JanvDriel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historic Center of Lima is famous with the famous square Plaza Mayor of Lima and a couple of streets surrounding it however if you compare it with the other members of UNESCO World Heritage Site it is less attractive. I advise to try the restaurants...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place to see Peruvian colonial architecture, nice getaway from the moderns San Isidro and Miraflores neighborhoods. Make sure to visit the Plaza de Armas, the Chinatown and the Desamparados Station which is now the House of Peruvian Literature.

Thank catavelosa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed visited the plaza and surrounding areas. Many historic buildings and shops in the area. Provided a great location for some photo ops. Definitely take a walk, or just go and relax in this area of Lima.

Thank Harleyman1903
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A qué hora es el tour? Me gustaría hacerlo mañana sábado. Gracias!
7 April 2017|
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Response from Harold B | Reviewed this property |
Este es un review del centro histórico y no de un tour. Su hotel le podría organizar un tour me imagino
Is it preferable for a woman traveller to choose a hotel in barranca or Miraflores rather than in the Centro Historical?
31 March 2017|
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Response from dcr1837 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about "preferable." My neighbor recommended Miraflores, and she is from Lima.
Sandy K
Which hotels are closest to Plaza de las Armas?
29 January 2016|
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Response from PaulD_05 | Reviewed this property |
Like most travellers I stayed in Miraflores. The Centro Historico is very pretty but we were advised to give it a miss after dark.