Lima, Peru

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Description

Lima is the capital of Peru and its largest city. Founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, the modern city is a curious mix of the modern mega city with some 'islands of modernity', large but orderly slum areas and colonial architecture in the city center. Lima was the seat of Spanish rule for 300 years, and as such it has wonderful churches, cloisters and monasteries.

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Accommodations in Lima

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Kusillus Hostel

6.8
from 8
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Casa Hualpa B&B

8.1
from 9
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Top Things to Do in Lima

Museo Larco

History Museum

Parque de la Reserva

Park

Miraflores

Landmark

Barranco

Neighborhood

Huaca Pucllana

Ancient Ruin

Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

Architectural Building

Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

Landmark

Miraflores Boardwalk

Piers & Boardwalks

Centro Historico de Lima

Historic Site

Museo Numismatico del Peru

Specialty Museum

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Popular Tours in Lima

Lima Airport Lounge: VIP Layover at Lima Airport

4 Reviews

Want to relax before flying from Jorge Chavez International Airport? Then book your access to a quiet and elegant retreat in one of the airport’s three lounges,... Read More

Nazca Lines Air Tour and Ballestas Islands Full-Day Trip from Lima

49 Reviews

Leaving Lima behind, you'll depart on a full-day tour to the Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines. Visit the famous Ballestas Islands where you'll have the... Read More

Nazca Lines Air Tour from Lima

10 Reviews

See the mysterious and awe-inspiring Nazca Lines from the air on this tour from Lima. After the drive down the Peruvian coast from Lima to Paracas, take off over... Read More

4-Day Jungle of Peru Tambopata Nature Reserve

0 Reviews

Visit the Peruvian jungle for 4 days and 3 nights, where we fall in love with this wild flora and fauna. This route starts from Lima, where we can move our... Read More

Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour

65 Reviews

There's no better way to explore Lima than on a small group walking tour! Try out some Spanish greetings, stroll around the central market, try pisco sour and... Read More

Private Lima City Tour from Callao Cruise Terminal

2 Reviews

Enjoy Lima on this private tour with professional English-speaking guide. See major landmarks and squares such as Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Huaca... Read More

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Cost of Living in Lima

Daily Budget:
USD

24 - 34

Weekly Budget:
USD

164 - 238
Item Description Estimated Price
Fast Food Meal
USD
4.50
Cheap Local Restaurant Meal
USD
3.50
Mid-range Restaurant Meal
USD
12.25
Coffee at a Cafe
USD
2.50
Beer at a Bar
USD
1.50
Bottle of Wine from a Market
USD
7.50
Ticket to a Movie
USD
5.50
Ticket on Public Transportation
USD
0.50
Taxi (1km)
USD
1.50

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Lima Weather: Average Temperature

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
81 80 76 73 71 67 65 67 69 71 75 79
70 69 65 64 64 61 59 60 61 63 66 68
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
27 27 24 23 22 19 18 19 20 22 24 26
21 20 18 18 18 16 15 15 16 17 19 20

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