The capital of Peru is known as a delicious destination, in more ways than one. The unofficial gastronomic capital of South America is home to some of the world’s top chefs. Aside from this, two of the city’s restaurants rank among the world’s top 10 foodie destinations. The fun here doesn’t stop with treats for the tongue. Other wonderful sensory pleasures you’ll get to enjoy in this vibrant city include the colonial architecture of the historic center, the modern bustle of the Miraflores area, and the Bohemian vibe of the Barranco district.
In Lima you will find some beautiful attractions that you just cannot miss! Places like Museo Del Pisco, Santiago De Surco, and Museo Larco and many more. Continue reading to know more.
1. Museo Del Pisco
Museo del Pisco, in Peru, is a one-of-a-kind restaurant as it serves delicious food and drinks which reflect the country’s culture and heritage. Visitors would be able to learn more about the story behind each dish and enjoy it in the restaurant’s beautifully designed interior.
2. Santiago De Surco
Santiago de Surco is a heterogeneous district having socio-economic inhabitants. The northern part of Surco is more developed than the southern part of the district. Some of the prestigious universities and high-school institutions are located in Santiago de Surco. The largest shopping center such as Jockey Plaza, El Polo, Chacarilla is located here. This district has won 5 awards for best kept green areas.
3. Museo Larco
Museo Larco, located in Lima, is a museum known for its world-renowned erotic collection of the finest and most magnificent gold and jewelry treasure from ancient Peru. The museum’s displays will surely leave visitors in awe. The museum is also housed in a vice-royal mansion that boasts intricate architectural design.
4. Lima Art Museum
Lima Art Museum. located in Peru, is one of the places to visit for art enthusiasts. It houses the most representative art collection in the country where it’s mostly comprised of ceramics and textiles. It is also regarded as one of the earliest and most modern museums in the whole world. Visitors would sure love the Lima Art Museum where it features informative exhibits that showcase more than 3,000 years of art history of the country.
5. Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, located in Lima, is one of the must-visit destinations of the country as it is regarded as the highest navigable body of water in the world. Visitors who love the outdoors and nature will have a good time visiting the lake as it also offers beautiful and picturesque views of the lake’s surroundings.
6. El Parque Del Amor
El Parque del Amor is also known as Park of Love is located in Lima, Peru. As the name suggests this park is dedicated to lovers. The park was inaugurated on February 14th, 1993, on Valentine’s Day. In the center of the park stands the giant kissing statue of a couple which is the major attraction of the park. The walls around the park are structured with mosaic tiles with romantic quotes scripted on them.
7. Parque El Olivar
Peru designated the El Olivar woodland as a cultural heritage monument in 1959. Bosque el Olivar, one of the city’s main green areas, is home to over fifteen different bird species. Between the park and the La Republica and Antero Aspillaga Avenues sits the Marina Nuez del Prado Museum.
8. Visit The Floating Islands Of Lake Titicaca
The Floating Islands are the surfaces constructed by humans from totora braided roots and every 20 days a new layer of totora is added on the surface to maintain these floating islands. These islands are home to over a thousand people. Boats are the best way to travel around Lake Titicaca and motorboats are available for tourists. Privately owned skiffs and tour boats are found on the lake.
9. Hike The Inca Trail
The Classic Inca Trail Hike is one of the most popular treks that ends at Machu Pichu. The original Trail spread over 25,000 miles and crosses all over South America to the ends of their empire. Sun Gate is the way to approach Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail. Situated in the Andes mountain range, the trail passes through various Settlements, tunnels, and many ancient Incan ruins.
10. Monastery Of San Francisco, Lima
Monastery of San Francisco is a bright-yellow monastery famous for its bone-lined catacombs. The church and convent are added to UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991. In the basement of this monastery, mortal remains are there of an estimated 70,000 people. Aside from the church and monastery, it also has a prominent library with some 25,000 antique texts and the underground catacombs where bones were discovered from the Colonial period burials.
11. Larco Museum
Rafael Larco Hoyle, a pioneer of Peruvian archaeology, founded the Museo Larco in 1926, and it now holds a magnificent collection of pre-Columbian art consisting of roughly 45,000 artifacts. The Museo Larco, housed in an 18th-century viceroyalty home and surrounded by lovely gardens, is a stimulating and inspiring setting where visitors can enjoy and learn more about ancient Peru’s interesting past.
12. Plaza Mayor, Lima
Also known as the birthplace of Lima, the plaza has an amazing fountain that is circled by iconic palaces. The historic Government Palace, stunning Cathedral of the Lima, and the Municipal Palace are all situated in the Historic Centre of this great city. Plaza features 11 rooms that give free internet and incredible room service with TVs. Not to mention the computer station, concierge services, and smoke-free hostel that are the charm of the Plaza. It is a great place to visit and see various historic monuments and displays of rich culture.
13. Huaca Pucllana
The Huaca Pucllana is a clay pyramid situated in the Miraflores district of Peru. Built from seven staggered levels, it is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the area. The top of the pyramid was used by the Wari culture as a sacred burial place for their elites. Notably, the Archaeologists found the Wari’s deceased wrapped in beautifully woven textiles known as “funeral bundles” and funeral masks.
14. Parque Kennedy Parque Central De Miraflores
Parque Central de Miraflores is located in an area of 5.5 acres is named after US President Kennedy. Lots of strays cats can be seen in this park, locals even feed these cats. There is a beautiful church right next to the park with surrounding historic buildings, commercial establishments, and restaurants.
15. Park Of The Reserve
The circuit is a sight to behold, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, as the world’s largest fountain complex. Many of the fountains are interactive, with the possibility of a gentle cold misting, making it a favorite for both children and adults. Visitors are invited to navigate a labyrinth of vertical water walls to an inner circle in the Maze of the Dream. The Magic Fountain is the park’s most powerful fountain, with a jet shooting a stream of water 262 feet into the air.
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