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Lima in 3 days (for middle age)

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¨Lima is one of the oldest cities in South America, but os¡f course you know it. Founded in 1532 by Francisco Pizarro, and was under the Spanish crown between the XIX and the XIX centuries. These city is surrounded by history places on down town and also you can find very important and interesting Pre and Inca sites. Is also one of the best cities sin south america in restaurants and food offer, here you can find 6 of the 50 top world restaurants¨

Good for
  • Solo
  • Couples
  • Senior
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Trendsetter

15 Places

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15 Places

Day 1

Museo Larco

History Museums

Casa de Aliaga

Historic Sites

Centro Historico de Lima

Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)

Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History

Speciality Museums

Museo Pedro de Osma

Art Museums

House of Osambela

Architectural Buildings

Day 2

Museo MATE

Art Museums

Pachacamac

Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites

Chifa Titi

Restaurants

Barranco

Neighbourhoods

Huaca Pucllana

Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites

Day 3

Miraflores

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Miraflores Boardwalk

Piers & Boardwalks

Huaca Pucllana

Restaurants

acendra's City Tips

  • Be very careful if you are getting a taxi on the street, try to contact time by phone or online there are local good services.
  • Gratuity may added, 10 to 15% its Ok. If wine or liqueurs are consumed you can down it to 8 to 10%
    Day 1
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    Museo Larco
    History Museums
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    acendra Says:

    The Museum Larco is the best collection of the Mochica Culture and the best pottery handcraft try can fin in America, also you can see how fine when these people working the silver lad gold artifacts.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Go early, there is a nice restauran inside the museum.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 373 things to do in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting exhibits 22/09/2018
    • Peruvian history on display 21/09/2018
    • Museo Larco
    Address:
    Avenida Bolivar 1515
    Pueblo Libre
    Lima Lima 21
    Peru
    Phone:
    +51 1 4611312
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Other:
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    Casa de Aliaga
    Historic Sites
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    acendra Says:

    One of the antique palaces in downtown Lima, more than 400 years building. Its at the side of the governments house.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Look for the tickets at you hotel, be careful walking outside.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 373 things to do in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The past is alive with this house! 13/09/2018
    • Wanted to see more 28/07/2018
    • Casa de Aliaga
    Address:
    Jiron de la Union 224
    Lima
    Peru
    Phone:
    +51 1 4277736
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Other:
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    Centro Historico de Lima
    Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
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    acendra Says:

    Walking downtown Lima is like turning back to the XVI Century, Churches, Spanish balcony's, Historical houses and the local atmosphere around you.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Always keep a look on you things.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 373 things to do in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best of Lima 22/09/2018
    • Great place to sightsee and shop 21/09/2018
    • Centro Historico de Lima
    Phone:
    +51 1 4492575
    Other:
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    Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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    acendra Says:

    These monastery holds very old paintings and also the most ancient catacombs in the city.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Its better to go early.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 373 things to do in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • 16th Century Church 20/09/2018
    • Nice place to take a break. 11/09/2018
    • Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)
    Address:
    Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima
    Lima
    Peru
    Phone:
    +51 1 4276793
    Other:
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    National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History
    Speciality Museums
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    acendra Says:

    Here you can get in a quick look the national history of the country, you can find the most important ancient cultures as Mochica, Paracas and Inca.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Outside the museum at you left side you can find The Simon Bolivar house.
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 373 things to do in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very Nice Museum 13/09/2018
    • In my opinion it is the most interesting museum in Lima 05/09/2018
    • National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History
    Address:
    Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre
    Lima
    Peru
    Phone:
    +51 1 4635070
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Other:
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    Museo Pedro de Osma
    Art Museums
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    acendra Says:

    These building is one of the palacet's build up by the very wealthy family in Lima, in these 1906 French style building, used as the summer house by the Osma family you can find the XVI, XVII and XVIII sophisticated Silver collection.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Its close to Barranco main square, you can walk.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 373 things to do in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent! Highly recommended 11/09/2018
    • Amazing 10/08/2018
    • Museo Pedro de Osma
    Address:
    Av. Pedro de Osma 421
    Lima
    Peru
    Phone:
    +51 1 4670063
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Other:
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    House of Osambela
    Architectural Buildings
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    acendra Says:

    A the beginnings these house was a Dominic convent, on the outside yu can see 5 very beautiful Spanish Balconies, really these balconies stile com from the Arabic culture that was a very important influence in the initial colony.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Always be careful walking downtown.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #152 of 373 things to do in Lima
    • Great time with Lizardo Retes Bustamante 01/10/2016
    • A Classic Colonial Mansion 01/07/2015
    • House of Osambela
    Address:
    Jiron Conde de Superunda 298
    Lima
    Peru
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Day 2
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    Museo MATE
    Art Museums
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    acendra Says:

    Mario Testing the top fashion photographer suite up several years ago these art center look alway for the art presentation, inside of the museum also is a quiet and very nice restaurant.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You can walk from the Barranco's main square. Is close
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 373 things to do in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful little gallery 20/09/2018
    • The Art of Mario Testino!!! A must see! 14/09/2018
    • Museo MATE
    Address:
    Avenida Pedro de Osma 409
    Barranco
    Lima 15063
    Peru
    Phone:
    +51 1 2005400
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Other:
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    Pachacamac
    Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    acendra Says:

    These place represents how the Pachacamac people use to live, these culture build these place on the XV Century. Even almost all the site is reconstructed you can have a very clear idea of there culture, and God relations. The site is out of Lima but you can arrange a tour in you hotel front desk.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take your snikers, you will walk, there is a lot of san and dust.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 373 things to do in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • History Buff delight 22/09/2018
    • Good historical site 19/08/2018
    • Pachacamac
    Address:
    Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31
    Close to Lurin
    Lima 16
    Peru
    Phone:
    +51 1 3215606
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Other:
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    Chifa Titi
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian)
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    acendra Says:

    One of the best Chinese restaurant in town, make some does a reservation for you.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Make you reservation always.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 2,689 restaurants in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Epicurean dream to eat here! 31/08/2018
    • Food is at the same level as other good chifas in Lima but it is very overpriced 21/08/2018
    • Chifa Titi
    Address:
    Av. Javier Prado Este 1212
    San Isidro
    Lima L-27
    Peru
    Phone:
    2241050-2248189
    Hours:
    Sun
    1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Tue - Sat
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Other:
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    Barranco
    Neighbourhoods
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    acendra Says:

    Here you can for the most cosmo people of Lima, nice place to walk, bars, pubs and coffee shops all around.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Be always careful.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 373 things to do in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Vibrant and boho 22/09/2018
    • Great District 19/09/2018
    • Barranco
    Address:
    Barranco District
    Lima
    Peru
    Phone:
    +51 978 323 704
    Other:
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    Huaca Pucllana
    Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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    acendra Says:

    One of the historic sites in Miraflores, look for the the Huaca Pucllana sites for guided tours.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There are nice restaurants close to the entrance.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 373 things to do in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great piece of history 22/09/2018
    • Really nice place for going in Groups 22/09/2018
    • Huaca Pucllana
    Address:
    Calle General Borgono Cuadra, 8
    Miraflores
    Lima
    Peru
    Phone:
    +51 1 6177148
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    Miraflores
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    acendra Says:

    These is the Lima`s Manhattan, hotels, shops, restaurants, noise are all arraign you 24/7 Do nost mist the side walk to the ocean in "El Malecón"

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Always be careful with you stuff.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 373 things to do in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great location 22/09/2018
    • Nice little place in Lima 21/09/2018
    • Miraflores
    Address:
    Miraflores District
    Lima
    Peru
    Phone:
    +51 1 6177272
    Other:
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    Miraflores Boardwalk
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    acendra Says:

    The best ocean view of the Pacific, you will feel that are in a balcony, nice parks and a lot ni nice people and action day or night,

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Always be careful with you stuff.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 373 things to do in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice view 22/09/2018
    • Relaxing Stroll With Views 21/09/2018
    • Miraflores Boardwalk
    Phone:
    +51 986 614 142
    Other:
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    Huaca Pucllana
    Restaurants (Peruvian, Latin, Soups, International)
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    acendra Says:

    These restaurant is inside the Huaca Pucllana, nice food and ambiance.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Look for reservation if you are interested on a view to the Huaca.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #80 of 2,689 restaurants in Lima
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Local Friend Took Us Here 20/09/2018
    • Magical to eat next to the ruins 19/09/2018
    • Huaca Pucllana
    Address:
    8 General Borgono Cuadra
    Lima 27
    Peru
    Phone:
    +51 1 4454042
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$50
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Other:
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