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Lima, Peru

From series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
In Peru, there is a city that can surprise with its colorful architecture and incredible landscapes. This is the capital of the state, the city of Lima, a significant part of which is located on the slope of an extinct volcano. Located in an environment of gloomy volcanic landscapes, city streets literally explode with bright colours, each of Lima's miniature houses is unique.

The colorful historic center of the city has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thousands of travellers from all over the world come here every year to witness the beautiful monuments of colonial times. It is noteworthy that it is impossible to single out a specific architectural style of buildings, it is an amazing combination of Indian and Spanish styles. Lima is attractive by a variety of museums, the visit of which will allow you to get acquainted with the peculiarities of the national culture.

The largest exposition, related to the colonial era, has been presented in the Museum of the Republic. In the National Museum of Anthropology and Archeology you can see artifacts discovered by researchers. The Museum of the Viceroyalty is an incredibly interesting institution, which presents a rich collection of antique furniture, national clothes and objects of painting. Lovers of hiking will definitely appreciate Lima. They can walk not only along the bright historic streets, but also around one of the largest parks on the continent. The surrounding area is famous for its variety of picturesque beaches, as well as for unique archaeological areas. Next - Willemstad

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Cajero Banco de La Nacion' located in 1.45 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'VELSAT' is located in 4.26 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'solgas' in 0.42 km
Supermarket: 'mercado san cristobal' in 0.68 km
Parking: 'La Cochera' in 1.03 km
Apotheek: 'VEKHA Farma' in 1.04 km
Police station: 'Comisaría Piedra Liza' in 0.54 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'callao' in 0.67 km
Railway station: 'Desamparados Station' in 1.49 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Jorge Chavez Airport LIM - in 10 km
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Best hotels near Lima

Santa Rosa

Located in 1 km from Lima
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Rooms: 15
The rooms are unpretentious, with simple wooden bedside tables. Santa Rosa comprises both private and shared bathrooms, and towels and linen are … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Inka Path

Located in 2 km from Lima
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Rooms: 40
Providing a tranquil environment, the rooms in Hotel Inka Path have private bathrooms, cable TVs and telephones. Room service is available 24/7 and … More: photo, rates and booking
Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center

Located in 3 km from Lima
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Rooms: 431
The spacious rooms enjoy views of the city and private balconies. They offer a large LCD TV and en suite facilities with a bath and shower. The 2 … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Panamericano

Located in 4 km from Lima
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Rooms: 135
Hotel Panamericano has rooms with plenty of light, cable TV and private bathrooms with showers. A daily American breakfast can be enjoyed for an … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Pyramid Huaca Ualyamarka
2 km - Pyramid Huaca Ualyamarka
One of the main attractions of the Peruvian city of Limas is the pyramid Huaca Ualyamarka. The scientists have found that it was relatively recent, built in the 4th century. The locals held the truncated pyramid, hidden under the earth layer, for an ordinary stone …
Pools of Skye Condos
27 km - Pools of Skye Condos
From the series 'Most Scary Swiiming Pools'

The construction of a unique residential complex Sky Condos is underway in Lima. The architectural firm DCPP Arquitectos is developing its project. Unique designer apartments will be available to its residents. The main feature of the complex is considered to be …
La Oroya
134 km - La Oroya
A really tragic situation prevails in the Peruvian city of La Oroya. In 1922, Doe Run Corporation from the United States opened the Great Ironworks, which destroyed the flora and fauna of the region in less than one hundred years and brought thousands of people into …
Ruins of Chavin de Huantar
272 km - Ruins of Chavin de Huantar
In Peru there are the remarkable buildings, which are also worth seeing for the most experienced tourists. Above all, ruins of the old town of Chavín de Huántar must be mentioned. They are located on the territory of the region of the same name, which the locals have …
Lagunas Norte
473 km - Lagunas Norte
The Lagunas Norte Mine, located in Peru, is also a significant asset to the Barrick Gold company, which brings the company more than 800000 ounces of gold each year. The deposit is located in a mountainous area, at an altitude of 4000 to 4260 meters above sea level. It …
Machu Picchu Citadel
501 km - Machu Picchu Citadel
Of course, one of the most recognized and visited tourist attractions of the South American continent is Machu Picchu. The ancient city of the Incas is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. A lot of unsolved mysteries are associated with it. The main mystery …

Top destination around Lima - Lima

National cuisine of Lima is worth of the highest praise. It boasts diverse and original dishes, as well as a unique blend of culinary traditions from around the world. A typical national dish is ceviche; it's made from a variety of seafood. Fillet of fish and shellfish marinated in lemon juice is then served with various vegetables. Such a delicacy may sound exotic for foreign travelers, but for locals ceviche has become an everyday dish.

An interesting dish, ahi de galina, is cooked of chicken. Poultry stew with herbs and spices is filled with a special creamy sauce before serving. It is worth noting that an abundance of different spices and condiments is an important feature of the local cuisine. Local chefs have inherited this tradition from Indian chefs. Connoisseurs of Indian cuisine often compare many popular treats in Lima with their favorite treats.

Fans of exotic have to taste kui, pot roast guinea pig. Fans of vegetarian food also won’t be bored, as original vegetable dishes in local restaurants are also quite common. The most popular dish is saltado, cooked of a variety of vegetables. Vegetables are cut into small slices and roasted in the oven. This dish is complemented with spices.
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