Main Attractions and Sights in Lima

The Aliaga House is as old as the city itself and has a wide-range of collection of artifacts. There are Peruvian art and artifacts including the sword Jerónimo de Aliaga.

This sword was used in the conquest of Peru. There are other displays which reflect various eras of decor. Walking through the house is like taking a walk through different layers of history.

Plaza de Armas or Plaza Mayor is the central square of Lima.Sorrounding the square are beautiful buildings with intricately carved wooden balconies. There is the Municipal Palace (City Hall), the city’s Cathedral and the adjoining Archbishop’s Palace, and some private office buildings.

The Cathedral houses a museum. It has an extensive collection of religious art and paintings and most of them represent Peru’s famous Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña) of painting.

You can see the change of charge at the Government Palace which is the official residence and office of Peru’s president. The Peruvian House of Literature is behind the palace. It was Lima’s old train station, which was restored and turned into a reading room of Peruvian works.

Visit the Church of San Francisco, which is famous for its catacombs.

Visit Pucllana Temple (Huaca Pucllana) to see the historical ruins of Peru’s ancient civilizations.

El Malecón is a stretch of parks situated along the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean. You will enjoy the view while jogging, biking or leisurely walking here.

Enjoy the experience of the dancing water and lights at the Magic Water Circuit or enjoy a relaxing time with a view of wooden structure called the Bridge of Sighs in Lima and get a different kind of holiday experience.

There are a number of walking, running or bicycle tours which you will most definitely enjoy. Surfing is another activity, you can enjoy here. Culinary tour of Lima is a wonderful experience. You can visit the local market, try different Peruvian dishes and get a hands-on cooking lesson.

Outside the city
The residential towns at the foothills of the mountain are ideal for day trips from Lima as they offer amazing views.

Visit Arequipa which is an attractive city in the south or go to Cajamarca which hosts a Carnaval every year where you will have an exciting time.

Be amazed by the past at Cuzco which was the centre of the Inca civilization or visit the home of the mysterious Nazca Lines at Nazca. You will also enjoy your trip to Ica where there is an interesting museum and oasis.

You can take a scenic train trip through the Andes to reach Huancayo or relax in the beach at Mancora and party hard at night.

Outdoor enthusiast will love Tarma which is considered the Pearl of the Andes or go to Huaraz which is a centre for mountaineering enthusiasts.

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