5 things we can do in San Isidro
The San Isidro district is known for being the financial center of Lima, where you can find the headquarters of major banks, companies and luxury hotels such as Delfines Hotel & Convention Center. This district combines modernity and vice royalty, allowing you to enjoy several activities such as visiting restaurants that offer exquisite gastronomy or patrimonies that allow you to get to know a little about Peruvian culture.
While visiting San Isidrois recommended:
El Olivar Forest: one of the most outstanding attractions is Bosque El Olivar (El Olivar Forest), which is a living memory of Lima's history and is a great lung for the city. Its charm is not only limited to the landscape formed by its stately trees, but also to the great variety of bird species that inhabit it, making it an ideal place for animal watching lovers. It has an artificial lagoon, a significant place in the district's history, as well as a renovated roundabout that neighbors and visitors can enjoy.
Museo Marina Nuñez del Prado: the sculptress Marina Núñez del Prado Viscarra set up her residence and workshop in what would be later her House Museum, located in calle Ántero Aspillaga 300. This Neocolonial-style house was acquired in 1973, owned by Don Luis Alayza y Paz Soldán, being the first house of El Olivar declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation. There can be found around 1,492 movable cultural assets, as well as a popular art collection of 137 pieces made by Peruvian artisans of the standing of Master Mamerto Sánchez.
Huaca Huallamarca: this archeological monument is well preserved and contrasts with the modern buildings that are located around it, testifying clearly the great legacy left by ancient societies. It exhibits recovered funerary materials such as bundles, ceramics, textile, agricultural, musical and food instruments. It is located at Av. Nicolás de Ribera 201, at the intersection with Av. El Rosario.
Gastronomic offer: the San Isidro area has become one of the ideal places to enjoy the best of Peruvian cuisine in Lima. The Premium gastronomic corridor is home to award-winning restaurants recognized as the best, including Astrid & Gaston, Oceanus Wine Bar & Restaurant, Osso Restaurant, Symposium, Osteria Convivium, among many more options.
Lima Golf Club: is one of the most exclusive and traditional Peruviangolf clubs and the fourth oldest in the Pacific Rim. It has a state-of-the-art level comparable to the best courses in Latin America. It is a good option for those who want to practice jogging or running and work out a bit during their stay in Lima.
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