Lima

Accommodation:

  • Lima Continental Hotel

Transport:

  • Each bus has a sign above the windscreen indicating the starting point and the final stop of its route eg, SJL (San Juan de Lurigancho). On the side, there will be a list of a few roads it will travel through, eg, Javier Prado or Benavides
  • Buses aren’t allowed to drive through Lima’s historic city center. So if you want to visit here, transfer to Av Tacna or Av Abancay and walk the last few blocks
  • You can also travel around on tricycles and mototaxis. Negotiate the fare with the driver
  • The Metropolitano is a bus-based rapid transit system. It connects to most of the main districts such as Barranco, Miraflores and Central Lima

Things to see:

  • Basílica y Convento de San Francisco de Lima
  • Huaca Pucllana
  • Basilica and Convent of San Pedro, Lima
  • Amano, Pre-Columbian Textile Museum
  • Historic Centre
  • Park of the Reserve
  • Basilica and Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Merced
  • Larco Museum
  • Archbishop’s Palace of Lima
  • Pedro de Osma Museum
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Cathedral of Lima
  • Government Palace
  • Palacio de Torre Tagle
  • Plaza San Martín
  • Balconies of Lima
  • National Afro-Peruvian Museum
  • Chinatown

Tips:

  • Visit the shopping center Larcomar located in Miraflores. It’s built on a cliff allowing wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean
  • Don’t forget to taste Peru’s national dish, Ceviche. It’s made up of raw fish, lime, red onion and salt and pepper