Lima Recommended activities when visiting Lima
Lima is a large and diverse city that attracts all kinds of tourists from all over the world, who please us with their visit and their interest in our culture and the most outstanding places to be discovered. Likewise, we love to share a summary of everything that can be done in this wonderful city.
In Lima, outdoor activities are part of the everyday, as it has several plazas, parks such as the Campo de Marte, being a large and perfect place to share, take a walk and enjoy sports such as skateboarding in its Skatepark, tennis, football, as well as enjoying the different musical activities.
On the other hand, parque Kennedy, in Miraflores, became known worldwide for its hundreds of cats that inhabit its areas, which are very loved by visitors, and is an ideal place to be visited by lovers of these animals.
One of the favorite places not only for tourists but also for residents is the famous malecón Miraflores, which has incredible views of the sea, along with the outdoor activities practiced in the area such as calisthenics, cycling, paragliding, among others, as well as the popular Parque del Amor.
The Larcomar Shopping Center has also become one of the most visited and exclusive places in Miraflores. Perfectly located on the cliff of the Costa Verde, with a majestic view of the Pacific Ocean, Larcomar is like a small city within Lima, where you can go shopping, eat in different restaurants and spend an incredible day. Additionally, it is the favorite spot of famous people and celebrities visiting Peru.
Another attractive park to visit is the Circuito Mágico del Agua, in the Cercado de Lima, founded in 2007, and since then the favorite place for both adults and children, where you can see spectacles of moving fountains with an artistic and colorful format. On the other hand, Parque de la Amistad, located in Surco, cannot be missed either. It has more than 25,000 square meters, with large green areas where you can enjoy the typical boat or train rides or simply walk and contemplate the famous Arco Morisco (Moorish Arch) that dates back to the 20th century, which until now continues to surprise locals and visitors. It is undoubtedly a place to relax, as its atmosphere transmits peace and tranquility.
Likewise, visiting Plaza de Armas is a must, being a historical place for Peru in which you can see buildings dating from colonial times as the emblematic Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop Palace, among others, accompanied by imposing sculptures that highlight the capital.
In the surrounding area, it is fascinating to visit the catacombs of the Church of San Francisco, where you can learn about the mysteries hidden under the church in an underground walk while the guide explains the lifestyle of the ancient priests and why it was a very feared place in the 1600s, when the Inquisition came to Peru to try to convert the natives to religion. Without a doubt an experience that marks you from beginning to end.
Another interesting place is the Barrio Chino (Chinatown), known by a historic street that took relevance since mid-1800, due to the settlement of Chinese immigrants in Lima forming a small community. Now it is a very touristic place where you can find a lot of Asian food, and gadgets allusive to their culture.
Moving towards the Barranco district you will find the legendary puente de los suspiros (bridge of sighs), a place where the most remembered romances of the last century were born. It was a key aspect in the compositions of the brilliant Chabuca Granda and the writer José María Eguren. Its construction joins two streets of the district and has become a place that everyone wants to visit.
Continuing to the Chorrillos district, in front of the Pacific Ocean, you will find the imposing Cristo del Pacífico (Christ of the Pacific) in the Morro Solar, which offers a wonderful view and a diversity of things to do in this place, one of them is the Planetario del Morro Solar, which has a tourist guide inside in order you can learn about the astrology world, and of course it has a museum with very interesting pieces.
We end the tour in our San Isidro district, where the Bosque El Olivar (El Olivar Forest) is located, an environment that contains abundant vegetation and has more than 1,500 olive plants, ideal for taking wonderful photographs. There are also artificial lagoons with fish that decorate such a beautiful place, and it is definitely a perfect space to be in contact with nature and with yourself.
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