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Centro Historico de Lima

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Address: Lima, Peru
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+51 1 4492575
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Lima's downtown center, with its breathtaking architecture and rich...

Lima's downtown center, with its breathtaking architecture and rich history, makes it clear why it deserves to be a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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Lovely colonial area

After all the dreadful things I had read about Lima, I was very pleasantly surprised to find this area to be beautiful and safe to walk around even with a camera dangling from my... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After all the dreadful things I had read about Lima, I was very pleasantly surprised to find this area to be beautiful and safe to walk around even with a camera dangling from my neck. The colonial buildings, especially the intricate balconies, are a delight and there is so much to see in the centre with museums, churches, monasteries. It... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Peru has done an outstanding job of preserving their colonial past. All the old buildings are in excellent condition and well maintained -- something we didn't expect. The surrounding areas and side streets have also had a lot of attention paid to them. Easy to spend hours browsing the area. We particularly liked the Gold Museum located in an old... More 

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We loved Lima. Most people just use it as a base to fly into and out of again to Cuzco or whatever, but the Spanish Colonial City centre is well worth your time. The Place de Armas is sublime, dominated by the magnificent Cathedral with the grave of the conquistador Francisco Pizarro. We had a wonderful visit there. The Merced... More 

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lima's historical centre is surprisingly different from European plazas. I am used to seeing all productivity centred around the historical centre and in Lima, this is slightly different. Although the area around is not entirely safe, I do recommend doing a daytime visit. The buildings are gorgeous and if you are staying in Miraflores, it's good to also see this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are plenty of tours of the centre of Lima and I would advise you take one of these. There is so much history, that you may miss an important place. Having said that you can also just stroll around yourself. It is safe to just walk around and plenty to see.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

The historic center is a place that every tourist have to visit, the most important buildings are located here, i liked to appreciate the architecture of every one, for example of the cathedral, the palace of government, the municiplaity adn other beautiful buildings. inthe center there is a fountain that is very old. i liked to see the old balconies.... More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Took mirabus from miraflores to this area. Very nice visit. Highly recommended to visit during your stay in Lima. Main Church visit interesting also.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

A magical tour back in time. This old city is simply Monumental! So many great spots to visit: Main Plaza, San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs, Chinatown, Palacio Torre Tagle, etc etc

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

You can spend more than one day touring around the Centro Historico. The Plaza Mayor is stunning> Be sure to catch the changing of the guard.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great architecture and history! Totally free and totally worth spending an afternoon exploring. Plaza de Armas is also in this area. Just a great place to take pictures. A must stop for all tourists.

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