Things to do in Lima

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Things to Do in Lima

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  • Chazvey
    Toronto, Canada118 contributions
    When you enter this museum, there were lots of flowers and orchids along the path to the museum, I believe, and it just made the experience much better.

    The museum is a good start for your trip to Peru, you will learn lots about the history of Peru and its earlier inhabitants, especially the Inkas.

    It is a bit far from Miraflores, where I stayed but it was an easy Uber ride to there.

    They also had a restaurant which I heard serves great food but I decided on eating my lunch in a similarly popular restaurant or even more popular, La Mar Cevichería Peruana.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Ben H
    Katy, TX642 contributions
    Spent a couple of days here and really enjoyed walking around the coast line and neighborhood, lots of shops , restaurant and cafe bars to have a very chilled time !!
    lotos of parks around the are as well so definitely worth a visit if in Lima
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • pjj89511
    Reno, NV167 contributions
    We decided we had to check this out - and really enjoyed seeing the beautiful water fountains. We spent about 90 minutes which seemed about perfect. It's only 4 soles per person to get in so super cheap for what you get to see. We had a great time even with all adults in our group.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • John H
    Westmount, Canada484 contributions
    The park and the "gorge" with the many bards/restaurants makes for a nice place to explore on foot. Loved the night-time atmosphere. Very energetic and a little bohemian in style. Interesting old homes.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Jennifer C
    Germany105 contributions
    This site - and the English tour - gave us a good, brief introduction to Lima and the Incan and Pre-Incan influences on the city as it developed.

    Be sure to make a reservation for the tour in English - if you just walk up to the ticket window and want a tour, they will likely be full. You can't enter the routines and site without a guide. Not sure if this was always the procedure but since pandemic-times, you need a reservation and a guide. You'll need to be double-masked while exploring the archeolgocial site and grounds. (Lots of walking and steps; not for those with limited or restricted mobility.)
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • badrax
    Fort Lauderdale, FL1,443 contributions
    A Latin American stable is the major plaza with great religious and municipal areas that will being being wonder to their grandeur
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Iain
    Liverpool, UK12 contributions
    Wonderful stretch of coast to meander, stop and watch the world. Couple of cafes on route and a public toilet. Went from Chinese garden to Larcomar
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • sazimm
    Macungie, PA47 contributions
    Highly recommend a visit to this pre-Incan site that was transformed into an important administrative outpost by the Inca Empire. There is much here to see and even more still to be uncovered. Our site-appointed guide was fantastic, and as this was one of the first historic sites we visited in Peru, this visit gave us an excellent appreciation of the pre-Incan civilizations that contributed to the success of the Incan Empire. More tourist visits will hopefully lead to more funding and more discoveries at this important site. The site is a short drive from Lima or could easily be incorporated into a transfer from Lima to Paracas as we did.
    Written 25 March 2022
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  • badrax
    Fort Lauderdale, FL1,443 contributions
    Ancient grandeur for a must see location
    The place is well maintained with classical feature
    The access is easy and it busy
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Hayli H
    Boston, MA14 contributions
    I thought this was a very interesting experience. The tour guide was knowledgeable and shared a lot of cool facts. I just wish she had a microphone so I could hear her better. They're still wearing masks in Peru so its very hard to hear anything if youre not standing right next to the guide. I didn't feel comfortable going down the catacombs to see the bones and all of that but my friend went and said it was pretty cool. Overall something cool to do if youre in the area.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Manuel V
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates57 contributions
    I've been to the fountain shows in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and a few others, and the main show here was one of the best I've seen!
    The thing is that this park is made from different types of fountains where you can interact with the water and make nice pictures, so it is not just a passive show.
    Written 17 December 2021
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  • Robak2018p
    Greenwood, IN132 contributions
    Walked through the park and immediately saw kitty’s walking around it was a nice interaction. You could sit,walk people watch and they had crews there cleaning at night also. Something different and simple to see.
    Written 13 November 2021
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
    At the very heart of Lima's "Barranco" bohemian district and not far from neighboring "Museo Pedro de Osma", you wil find "MATE - Museo Mario Testino". It is housed, since 2012, at a 19th century beautifully restored "Republican" style villa and aims to bring Peruvian art and culture to worldwide attention. At the same time, it offers Peruvians an opportunity to enjoy the best of international contemporary art and photography through its temporary exhibitions. Just in the case you don't know yet, Mr. Mario Testino is an acclaimed Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer, and an important contributor of international magazines such as Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ and many others. At "MATE's" permanent collection, you will be able to check on some of his works: "Alta Moda", "Princess Diana of Wales", "Muses", as well as portraits, campaigns and editorial shoots. Do not miss the set of photos portraying men and women wearing beautiful typical festive attires. Visit "MATE", its shop - "Bodega MATE" and even, through a combined ticket, other museums located in the "Barranco District" ("Museo Pedro de Osma" and "Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima"). Enjoy!
    Written 13 June 2020
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  • Nicole
    Portland, OR26 contributions
    As some of the other reviews have mentioned, getting to Marcahuasi is not for the faint of heart. You take a road that’s cut into the mountainside (picture attached) that you drive too ridiculously fast up.

    The hike up isn’t a beginner’s hike - it’s only a mile from where you park but it has a steep incline and the altitude can hit you quickly if you’re not used to it, which I wasn’t. But I stopped and rested A LOT and managed to make it okay. I was quite short of breath and a little light headed. I started to get a headache toward the end but it went away by the time we reached Lima. I did take some Gravol that I had gotten at the pharmacy the night before, as well as some Excedrin.

    But it was all worth it. By the time I reached the cliffs at the top I was a little emotional. It was an unforgettable moment.

    I’d highly recommend the Stone Forest. Bring sunscreen, a hat, some good walking shoes, and water.
    Written 6 October 2019
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  • sandy c
    Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
    An astonishing collection and display of the many cultures and eras of pre Colombian Peruvian art. Mostly ceramics of course, but also superb ancient textiles and painting as well. There are galleries for contemporary works too, but mostly the focus is on ancient and colonial art, the main collection ending in the early 20th century. And both the old and new pieces, both sacred and profane, astonished me in their creativity and execution. If you like art or history, you'd better give yourself some time for this experience.
    Written 24 March 2020
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