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Lima, the capital of Peru is waiting for you to come visit. Known as the Kings City, a name given to it by the conquistador Francisco Pizarro, Lima is where you can discover South American history and information on a country whose roots go way back to the days of the Inca Empire and the Spanish takeover. Tourist stops and attractions in Lima cover many places that are worth taking in and seeing the city as it has developed over the years, but here are a few that should make their way to the top of your Lima excursions list.

Lima tours include the Monasterio De San Francisco, a former monastery where monks of the order of St Francis were housed over 300 years ago. The most famous part of this monastery is the catacombs section, which contains the tombs of many of the monks who inhabited the monastery. For those who like a little adventure and like visiting underground secret passageways, the Monastery is a great place to visit.

Other Lima activities include visiting the Palacio Torre Tagle, an old mansion where the Peru Department of Foreign affairs currently operates. The palace is made up of some fine wooden balconies and columns that embed a style of both traditional European as well as some Moorish influence from northern Africa. This site is generally not open to the public, but you may be able to visit it with an appointment made by the Imagen Institucional del organismo público.

Other things to do in Lima include seeing the Las Brisas de Titicaca. This must see show will put on a display of traditional Peruvian dances and story-telling performances. One of their shows, Folklore Nights even serves up optional Peruvian specialty dinners to enjoy while you're watching the show. Why not taste the best of the local entrees while catching the colorful display of one of the city's hotspots?

It's not hard to find on the map, Lima is a place you should chart your course towards when you travel down south through Latin America. Thanks to Expedia, your trip is easy to book.

Things to Do in Lima with Kids

There's fun for all the family wherever you roam in Lima. Here are some family friendly experiences you can do together that promise to make your trip a blast:

Villena Bridge - If you like modern-style architecture and design, add this attraction to your schedule.

National University of San Marcos - Come to understand some of the history of the region through this attraction.

Plaza San Martin - Amble down the sidewalks and lose yourself in the atmosphere of this bustling local hangout.

Cultural Center of Fine Arts - Arrange a visit and discover the significance of this place to the local community.

Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima - Inject a bit of spirituality into your travels by spending some time at this sacred site.

Costa Verde Beach - Enjoy a stroll along the shoreline and perhaps even stick a toe in.

San Cristobal Hill - Be prepared for views that'll leave you in awe at this natural landscape.

University Park - Whether you can tell your lilies from lilacs, you're sure to find beauty in this gorgeous display.

Explore the Neighborhoods of Lima

Miraflores

This affluent suburb is home to picturesque gardens, upscale boutiques and classy restaurants with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.

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Barranco

Climb cliffs for ocean views, before descending the coastal walkway and crossing the Bridge of Sighs to reach the shore.

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San Isidro

San Isidro is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Costa Verde and Costa Verde Beach while in the area.

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Lince

Visitors to Lince like its restaurants and shopping, and Risso Commercial Center is a sight worth a stop.

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San Miguel

You'll enjoy the bars and live music in San Miguel. You might want to make time for a stop at Plaza San Miguel Mall or Costa Verde.

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San Borja

You might enjoy the restaurants while in San Borja. La Rambla San Borja is a notable sight, and you can get around town at San Borja South Station or La Cultura Station to see more of the city.

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