Lima

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Exposition Park featuring a fountain and a park as well as a large group of people

Spanish colonial houses, exquisite food, musicians in traditional dress, oceanfront entertainment and fine museums make the Peruvian capital a feast for the senses. 

Enjoy a culinary andcultural experience in bustling Lima, where the desert meets the coast, whereancient history mixes with 21st-century entertainment and where Peru’s poorhope to get rich.

The settlement along theRímac River was once inhabited by Incas and earlier civilizations. After theSpanish founded Lima in 1535, they ruled for over 300 years. Today, nearly athird of Peru’s 30 million residents live in the capital. From the slums on theCerros (hills) and the colorful colonial mansions, to the Catholic churcheswith Moorish roofs and Chinatown’s red gate, Lima’s urban sprawl isdiverse.

Explore Lima’s colonialpast in the central Plaza de Armas. A grand palace with marching guards, anornate cathedral and a 17th-century fountain define this historic square. Siton a bench and people-watch or browse nearby souvenir shops for brightlycolored souvenirs. Tour the Convento y Museo de San Francisco and its16th-century catacombs. Ride in a horse-drawn carriage or set out on foot andfollow the shopping avenues to the monument-rich Plaza San Martin.

Take a metered taxi to theMuseo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera in the Pueblo Libre district to seepre-Columbian art, including Moche ceramics from over 2,200 years ago. Foroceanfront entertainment, head south to Lima’s fashionable neighborhoodsMiraflores and Barranco. Try Peru’s staple seafood dish ceviche or thealcoholic drink pisco sour.

In summer, ocean breezesprovide a welcome reprieve from Lima’s desert air and smog. Winter days aremild, but often overcast. Because most Peruvians are poor and Lima attracts thewealthy, crime is an issue. Use the lockers and taxi service of your hotel andstick to the tourist areas.

Lima’s Jorge ChavezInternational Airport has connections to major global destinations. With dailyplanes and buses leaving from Lima for the surfing beaches of the PacificOcean, the lush Amazon jungle and the snow-capped Andes mountains, thisfascinating city is just the start of your Peru adventure.

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Where to stay in Lima

Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport
Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport
4 out of 5
Av Elmer Faucett S N, Aeropuerto Jorge Chavez, Callao, Lima
The price is $112 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Set in Callao, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of National University of San Marcos, Leyendas Park, and Costa Verde. MallPlaza Bellavista and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,192 reviews)
"Located at the Lima airport so it is very convenient for international departure."

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport
Holiday Inn Lima Airport
Holiday Inn Lima Airport
3.5 out of 5
Av. Tomas Valle s/n, Esq. Av. Faucett, Centro Aereo Comercial - Callao, Callao, Callao
The price is $126 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from INOUTLET and within 6 mi (10 km) of Plaza San Miguel Mall and Costa Verde. Plaza San Martin and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (965 reviews)
"Had shuttle service to and from the airport. Bag brought up to my room. Continental breakfast was delicious. Jose was welcoming and helpful with tour resources!"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Holiday Inn Lima Airport
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
5 out of 5
Malecon De La Reserva 615, Lima, Lima
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $139 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Miraflores, this luxury hotel is steps from Larcomar Shopping Center and Costa Verde. Makaha Beach and Beato Marcelino Park are also within 10 ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (783 reviews)
"Overall we had a great experience, nice suite and View! The only thing we didn’t like was a little bad smell you could perceive throughout the whole hotel. Other than that it was a good experience"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

JW Marriott Hotel Lima
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Petit Palace Apart Hotel Suites
Petit Palace Apart Hotel Suites
3.5 out of 5
Calle Independencia 279, Miraflores, Lima 18, Lima, Lima
The price is $54 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Located in Miraflores, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Indian Market, ChocoMuseo, and Miraflores Central Park. Huaca Pucllana Ruins and La Tarumba ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (368 reviews)
"Great place and excellent location to stay"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Petit Palace Apart Hotel Suites
Radisson Hotel Plaza Del Bosque
Radisson Hotel Plaza Del Bosque
4 out of 5
Av Paz Soldan 190 San Isidro, Lima, Lima
The price is $94 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
This family-friendly Lima aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Olivar Park and Marina Núñez Del Prado Museum. Huaca Huallamarca ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (55 reviews)
"El espacio del cuarto es muy amplio! Está muy bien ubicado en el centro de San Isidro. Pienso que el desayuno que está siendo servido en la habitación podría mejorar, así como la profundidad de la limpieza"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Radisson Hotel Plaza Del Bosque
Estelar Apartamentos Bellavista
Estelar Apartamentos Bellavista
3.5 out of 5
Bellavista 216, Miraflores, Lima, Lima
The price is $57 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
Located in Miraflores, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Miraflores Central Park and Kennedy Park. Huaca Pucllana Ruins and Costa Verde are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (316 reviews)
Awesome place to stay
"Amazing stay. Location is safe. Premises on point."

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Estelar Apartamentos Bellavista
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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