5 must-see attractions in Lima

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Lima is one of the most popular cities in South America. It was founded in 1535, with the name of "City of the Kings", by Francisco Pizarro. This beautiful city combines its past with the contemporary and achieves a perfect harmony between traditions and modernity. Visit this charming city, walk its streets, admire its churches, convents, live gastronomic experiences and enjoy its natural and architectural attractions. We recommend some must-see attractions that should not be missed during your visit.

Main Square

The Plaza de Armas is the heart and soul of the Historic Center of Lima. It is one of the areas that most attract tourists. In 1991, the Historic Center was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Lima Cathedral 

The Cathedral of Lima and Primada del Peru is part of the World Heritage Site. Its construction began in 1535 and it is the most important religious temple in Peru. It is located on one side of the Plaza de Armas. Its interior is spectacular. It has 15 chapels, one of which houses the remains of Francisco Pizarro.

Park of Love

This small park on the Miraflores boardwalk attracts many visitors, especially couples in love. It is exciting to enjoy the sunset sitting on its benches, which are made with colorful mosaics while reading the different phrases of poets dedicated to love. It has a sculpture called "The Kiss", 12 meters long by 3 meters high. It is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places in Lima.

Larco Museum 

Founded in 1926 by the archeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle, it has a collection of approximately 45,000 pieces that illustrate 5 thousand years of Peruvian history. It exhibits Peruvian pre-Columbian pieces of ceramics, lithic and metals such as gold and silver. And if you want to live a unique experience, you can visit its deposits that house about 30,000 archaeological pieces of ceramics. The Larco Museum's deposit is the only one in Peru and one of the few in the world that is open to the public.

Magic Water Circuit

The Magic Water Circuit was inaugurated in 2007 and attracts many visitors. It consists of 13 fountains that are technologically controlled to provide a wonderful spectacle. This attraction is located inside the Reserve Park, one of the most important parks in Lima and of great historical value.

Tips

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