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Lima, Peru: Pachacamac Ruins, a window to Lima’s past

Lima, Peru: Pachacamac Ruins, a window to Lima’s past September 15, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Pachacamac used to be the main place of worship in pre-Hispanic Lima: the ancients Peruvians used to come here since more than 1,000 years before the Inca empire to honor and offer presents to Pachacamac god, “the one that gives life to the world”. Nowadays these ruins are open to the public,...

Don’t miss the Casa de Aliaga, in Lima (Peru)

Don’t miss the Casa de Aliaga, in Lima (Peru) September 14, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
One of the oldest mansions in Lima, the Casa de Aliaga is still oldest family-owned home in South America: it has been owned during 17 generations by the Aliaga family (one of the Lima founding families) since 1535. One of the best-preserved colonial homes in Peru, it is pretty much a time capsule where...

Larcomar: the newest shopping mall in Lima, Peru

Larcomar: the newest shopping mall in Lima, Peru September 13, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
This is still the newest shopping mall in its kind in Lima, and may be unique in the world due to a particular feature –it has been built on a wall of a high cliff, so that it is possible to have a nice view of the Pacific ocean from almost any of its stores. Larcomar Shopping Center’s architectural...

Lima, Peru: The historic fountain at the Plaza Mayor

Lima, Peru: The historic fountain at the Plaza Mayor September 12, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Lima is a city that has been destroyed several time by earthquakes and re-built once and again. Nowadays, however, its Plaza Mayor (or Plaza de Armas) houses the oldest and the most authentic monument in the city: its fountain, placed there in 1651, that has survived through earthquakes, social revolts...

Visit Lima, Peru, in only 5 hours

Visit Lima, Peru, in only 5 hours August 30, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Plaza Mayor, or Plaza de Armas. Lima Downtown (Photo: EdgarAsencios/Flickr) You have a few hours in Lima and you want to see some of the city instead of waiting at the airport. Well yes, it’s possible; there’s not much time and traffic jams in Lima can be horrendous, but there’s still...

A Peruvian holiday: celebrating Saint Rose of Lima

A Peruvian holiday: celebrating Saint Rose of Lima August 23, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Saint Rose Basilica Peru celebrates Saint Rose of Lima, the first Catholic Saint of the Americas, with a holiday every August 30th. This year this will be a specially festive, because Peruvians will have a long weekend: from Friday, August 27th to Tuesday, August 30th. This long holiday applies only...

One day in Lima, Peru

August 22, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Most trips to Peru have its final destination in Cusco, Iquitos, or any other big attraction, either natural archaeological. The point is that, for most travellers, Lima is only a one-day excursion. We do feel that this is absolutely unfair and that Lima has many interesting sites and things to do....

Weekend trips near Lima (Peru)

Weekend trips near Lima (Peru) August 14, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Canta (Photo: ChimiFotos/Flickr) August is a interesting month in Lima; this is the time of the year when strong oceanic winds really do blow. So this is the time of the year when kids fly their kites, paraglides have their best flights… and the limenians run away when they can, looking for some...

Romantic Things To Do in Lima

Romantic Things To Do in Lima August 12, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Magic Water Circuit. (Photo: Isabel Guerra) Every city has certain romantic, couple-friendly places and things to do: Lima is not the exception. So if you are in Lima and planning a romantic date, here’s a few suggestions. DINING: Peru’s great cuisine is a good excuse for going out! Is there...

Lunch Time: Seafood in Lima, Peru

Lunch Time: Seafood in Lima, Peru August 11, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Jalea (grilled fish with seafood fries and salad). Lima, Peru. (Photo: Lauracarrie/Flickr) Being located by the sea, Lima has of course many, many restaurants with a wide offer of seafood. It is actually very difficult to suggest any, since odds are that most of them will have great dishes, and sometimes...