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Lima's downtown center, with its breathtaking architecture and rich history, makes it clear why it deserves to be a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Lima, Peru
San Isidro
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lima Historical Center is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Amazing architecture, massive cathedrale, lots of streets with balconies. I walked some hours there, went up to the Central Market and China Town. Very safe (at least in day time), police is all over the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joël D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking around this old part of Lima. Felt safe even though it was a “real” experience. Lots of churches and old buildings to take photos of.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ConradAtlas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lima historico is a UN designated Heritage of Mankind site: It has many classic17th and18th century buildings as well as the central plaza and the government buildings..

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cariboso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is definitely the tourist area. you cn wonder as much s you like. there is a significant military and police presence so you fell very safe

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cynthia U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had me at first glance! With grand colonial architecture and stately plazas, it’s no surprise the historic center of Lima was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. After sitting in Lima traffic on my way to Pisco the day before, I was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not remarkable, but nonetheless very attractive and busy. Lima is architecturally quite pleasing and spacious. Visiting Lima and not this part of town would defeat the purpose of any meaningful time spent. It's usually included in every public tour offering.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fred_Kadin
Reviewed 9 December 2018

You can spend one hour or one day in Centro Historico de Lima. It is great place full of history and full of place where you can take beautiful pictures.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NayiU
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

1st impressions are that it looks unsafe for tourist. But stick to St Martin Square to Plaza Mayor and around to San Francisco historic site and dive deep into the local restaurants (look for the small ones with lots of locals) you can pass by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jadskee
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

The centre of Lima felt slightly European but definitely South American . Plaza mayor is grand and it is A little bit like stepping back in time . Recommend checking out one of the local restaurants for an experience and unless you speak Spanish enjoy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KathrynCruise
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Pleasant streets to walk and view Colonial architecture. Impressive, albeit typical of Spanish Conquests of a country - grand on a scale unexpected. Certainly a drawing point to locals and tourists alike.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ray M
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Lenka P
24 October 2017|
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Response from YS K | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know any hotels near airport. Airport area is not a good area. I recommend Mira Flores if staying one night. Taxi will cost you about 30 to 40 soles. Grab a taxi in the airport. Only authorized taxi can enter the... More
25 August 2017|
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Response from Ingrid h | Reviewed this property |
One huge tip, do NOT use Taxis, do not use public transportation, UBER is super cheap there, and they are there within a few minutes if that long
8 April 2017|
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Response from Harold B | Reviewed this property |
Este es un review del centro histórico y no de un tour. Su hotel le podría organizar un tour me imagino