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Lima off the beaten path

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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.
Good for: Families, Groups, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Huaca Pucllana
Huaca Pucllana

Built by millions of adobe bricks, these ruins once served as an administrative center and a pre-Inca ceremonial site dedicated to the God Pachacamac.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima
Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima

Located on the city's Main Square or Plaza Mayor, this cathedral was built in 1564 by architect Jeronimo de Aliaga and features an ivory baroque chapel of La Inmaculada and the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, known as the "conquistador of Peru."

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Presbitero Maestro
Presbitero Maestro

Also called "Noches de Luna Llena", this is the oldest cemetery in South America and night tours are offered through Turibus and a few other agencies. It is operated by SBLM and is a top tourist attraction in Lima.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
Pantanos de Villa
Pantanos de Villa

Bird lovers will find this private natural reserve especially appealing. Just 22 miles south of Lima, this park offers great birdwatching in a peaceful enviroment.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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