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Lima, history and present

Lima, history and present March 12, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More

A new attraction in Lima, Peru: the Museo Metropolitano

A new attraction in Lima, Peru: the Museo Metropolitano February 26, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
Ever visited a “virtual museum”? Probably not, at least according to the creators of the Museo Metropolitano de Lima, who claim this museum to be the first of its kind all over the world: a place that displays the most relevant moments of a city’s history using laser holograms, 3D films...

Five Top Places to Propose in Lima, Peru

Five Top Places to Propose in Lima, Peru October 14, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Parque del Amor. (Photo: Encontrado.es/Flickr) Lima has quite a number of very romantic places, and if you are in the mood to find a very special spot to propose, we can help with some suggestions. Parque del Amor: this has become one of the spots most visited by couples in Lima, and you may find it...

Lima, Peru: Some helpful words and phrases

Lima, Peru: Some helpful words and phrases September 28, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Street vendor. Lima, Peru (Photo: Isabel Guerra) We assume you have learned at least some basic Spanish phrases before arriving in Lima. Anyway, some more help regarding this department is always welcome. Even if you walk by the streets with your pocket dictionary on hand, we will try to provide you...

Lima, Peru: buildings surrounding the Plaza Mayor

Lima, Peru: buildings surrounding the Plaza Mayor September 18, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) Photo: J. Enrique Molina Visiting Lima Downtown for the first time? This post focuses on the historic buildings surrounding the iconic Plaza Mayor, or Plaza de Armas (Main Square). These happen to be also very nice pieces of architecture, so let’s learn a...

Delicious cakes in Lima, Peru.

Delicious cakes in Lima, Peru. September 16, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
Pasteleria San Antonio. (Photo: Luis Tamayo/Flickr) Your sweet tooth needs some cake, preferably with lots of icing. It is not difficult to find a good place for this in Lima, since Peruvians are very fond of desserts, and there are many new restaurants and gourmet cafeterias competing with each other....

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...