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3 Days in Lima: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, December 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 107 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Peru?s capital city was founded by Pizarro in 1535, and the modern-day city of Lima is a sprawling metropolis encompassing ruins from pre-Inca times, ultramodern shopping malls and coastal beaches. ...  Read more

Inca Civilization

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 397 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The mighty Inca Empire once stretched from northern Ecuador to central Chile and northern Argentina, encompassing at least 12 million people and lasting 300 years. Beginning in around 1200 AD as a ...  Read more

Best Museums in Lima

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From the colonial grandeur of the Plaza de Armas to its pre-Columbian huacas, a walking tour of Lima serves up a melting pot of Peruvian culture and history, but the city?s proud heritage is also ...  Read more

Flavors of Peru

By Viator, November 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Peruvian cuisine is typically South American, but with some surprises! Alongside indigenous and Spanish fare, you?ll find influences from China, Italy, Africa and Japan. Based on the staples of ...  Read more

Surfing in Lima

By Viator, August 2013

Peru is becoming increasingly popular among surfers eager to ride the waves along South America?s long Pacific coastline. Lima itself has more then 150 miles of surf, with a wide range of surfing ...  Read more

Day Trips From Lima

By Paige , Nicaragua, November 2012

There are wonders well worth exploring in Lima, from the fascinating Spanish Colonial center and ancient pre-Columbian huacas, to the upscale enticements of Miraflores and the Costa Verde. That said, ...  Read more

Free Things to Do in Lima, Peru

By Paige , Nicaragua, September 2012

While Peru was once a budget traveler?s dream (and parts of it certainly still is), many of the most popular spots will have backpackers going through soles at an alarming rate. Some of this is ...  Read more

El Seņor de los Milagros in Lima, Peru

By Paige , Nicaragua, August 2012

October is the ?Purple Month? in Lima, when one of the largest religious processions in the world envelopes the Peruvian capital with incense, prayer and song. So called for the rich purple robes ...  Read more

Huaca Pucllana: Dining in the Ruins

By Paige , Nicaragua, May 2012

There are two top reasons why travelers choose Peru : The nation?s awesome archaeological sites, and its cuisine. While many visitors are under the impression that they?ll need to sacrifice ...  Read more

The Best Beaches in Lima, Peru

By Paige , Nicaragua, May 2012

The capital of Peru is famous for many things: Its magnificent Spanish colonial city center, amazing cuisine, and outrageous museums, among others. Although Lima lies right on the coast, few ...  Read more

Live Music and More for Lima, Peru?s 477th Birthday

By Paige , Nicaragua, May 2012

Semana de la Fundacion de Lima (Week of the Foundation of Lima) occurred back in January, with Peru?s Spanish Colonial capital celebrating the 477th year since conquistador Francisco Pizzaro first ...  Read more

Miraflores District of Lima, Peru

By Paige , Nicaragua, April 2012

While you should certainly take time to see the historic center of Lima, with its monumental Spanish architecture and remarkable museums, you may find (like many limenos) that you love Miraflores ...  Read more

Mistura Gastronomic Festival Highlights Peruvian Cuisine

By Paige , Nicaragua, October 2011

While many travelers first come to Peru for Machu Picchu, they return?again and again?for the food. Widely revered in foodie countries like France, Mexico, and Italy, Peruvian cuisine is considered ...  Read more

Casinos in Lima

By Zoe Smith , United Kingdom, February 2013

Lima might not boast the gambling prowess of Las Vegas, but business is booming for the city?s top casinos ? a recent addition to Peru?s abundant slot machine arcades. Those looking to try their ...  Read more

Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

By David J , March 2013

The heart of downtown Lima (?El Centro?), is the Plaza de Armas, aka ?Plaza Mayor?. The oldest part of this impressive square is its central bronze fountain, erected in 1650. Of the structures that ...  Read more

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