For many travellers arriving to Peru, the capital city of Lima may be mistaken for little more than a necessary entry point – a chaotic, sprawling metropolis best quickly departed in favour of the country’s more exotic and better-known locations. But to leave Lima Peru without savouring its many flavours would be to miss out on one of the most interesting, culturally rich cities in South America.
Our Lima Peru Travel Guide is packed with info on all our favourite things to do in Lima Peru. We know most of you only have two to three days in the capital so we have hand-selected an exclusive selection of the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and things to do in Miraflores, Barranco and Lima’s historic centre to make planning your Lima trip as easy as possible.
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Miraflores is the main tourist district of Lima and with its green parks, beaches, great restaurants, shops and cafes is the perfect place to begin your Lima adventure. Read more about our favourite things to see and do in Miraflores.
Lima’s historic centre stretches from the Plaza de Armas to Plaza San Martín and should definitely be on your itinerary if you are interested in Peru’s history and colonial past. Read our full one day itinerary to discover Lima’s historic centre.
Barranco is known as the artsy, bohemian district of Lima and has received a makeover in recent years becoming one of Lima’s most desired suburbs. Check out our self-guided walking tour of Barranco here.
Lima has some fabulous museums to discover if you are interested in learning more about Peru’s fascinating history and culture during your stay. Some of our favourites include the stunning Larco Museum and its pre-Colombian collection in the Pueblo Libre district, the San Pedro de Osma Museum and it’s collection of colonial art and the modern MATE museum which showcases photos by Peruvian photographer Mario Testino.