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Jiron de la Union
Jiron de la Union

Jiron de la Union

Free admission
Jiron de la Union, Lima

Informações Práticas

Jiron de la Union está no centro histórico da cidade. A rua pedonal vai para sudoeste da Plaza de Armas à Plaza San Martin, ligando as duas praças principais da cidade.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Suitable for solo travelers, couples, and families.
  • Tours may include guides and round-trip hotel transport, but not food or drink. Check specific tours for details.
  • Be aware of pickpockets who work the crowds during street performances.
  • Wear comfortable shoes since this part of town is best explored on foot.
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How to Get There

Jirón de la Unión is in Lima’s historic center. The fastest and most direct route to this part of town is the Metropolitano Bus, which bypasses traffic on its own designated lane through the city. From Barranco and Miraflores, take the line going North (Norte)—with several stops along Avenida Bolognesi—to the Jirón de la Unión stop and walk three to four blocks to the plaza.

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When to Get There

Jirón de la Unión is popular day and night. Come during the day to people-watch at the cafes, or come in the evening for street performances. Expect big crowds to follow the patterns of high summer season (December to April) and important religious holidays like Easter (March or April) and Carnaval (February).

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Wildcard

Journey Through the Historic Center Jirón de la Unión connects Plaza San Martin and Plaza de Armas (also known as Plaza Mayor) where the most significant landmarks—Lima Cathedral, Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, and Palace of the Union—cluster around the square. For a more recent history lesson, go to nearby Barrio Chino, Lima’s famous Chinatown, where restaurants serve chifa, a delicious Peruvian-Chinese fusion cuisine. For a stunning view of the city, climb to the tower of the Convent of Santo Domingo.

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