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Things to do in Lima

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“The flat is walking distance of Larcomar, a very lively shopping mall located in the malecón at the end of avenida Larco. Larcomar has many many restaurants lots of fun shops an boutiques. ”
  • 294 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Archaeological Complex "Huaca Pucllana" was an Administrative and Ceremonial Center of the Lima Culture, a society that developed at the Peruvian Central Coast between 200 AD and 700 AD. Located in today's district of Miraflores the "Huaca Pucllana" was built around 500 AD. "Pucllana" is one of the most important ancient monuments in Lima. Time required to visit Huaca Pucllana: 2:30hrs, best time to visit: from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. It opens from Wed-Mon and prices may vary from 5-6$USD according to the visit timing. There's a restaurant in the place where you can try modern Peruvian food. ”
  • 163 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This Museum is located right in front of the Building.Founded in 2013, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lima (MAC Lima ) is the only institution dedicated exclusively to the promotion, research and dissemination of contemporary artistic practices in Peru. It is located in Barranco, a traditional, cultural and cosmopolitan district. The terraces, water mirror and gardens are usually operated by artists with sculptures where events, shows and multiple artistic expressions take place. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
History Museum
“The top#2 Museum in Lima. Fee USD$10. Its the previous Inca´s largest erotic ceramic collection in Peru. Its in front of THE MEXICANO.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Lounge
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“This place is one of the most popular Bars in Barranco, just 10 minutes away from our building in a taxi where you can find a big selection of cocktails made with Pisco and really tasty appetizers and tapas ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Park
“Of all the parks along Lima’s scenic coastal strip, the Parque del Amor is arguably the most famous. And with its coastal views, flowerbeds, colorful mosaics, and a giant embracing couple, it’s certainly the most romantic!!!”
  • 80 locals recommend
Transportation
“Nice shopping center with a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, lounges, etc. Where you will find good spots for pictures with the Pacific Ocean behind you. If there is nice weather, you will be able to spot a beautiful sunset!”
  • 102 locals recommend
Park
“Parque Kennedy is the main park for the district (also a central meeting point). The majority of the bars, restaurants, and hotels of Miraflores are located within close proximity. There is also a gated playground for the kids. Known for its population of stray cats (over 100 furry felines take refuge here thanks to an adorable initiative from the local council) and street performers, Parque Kennedy is always a lively place to pass the afternoon. I recommend taking a stroll through the park to people watch, enjoy the sights and sounds, and maybe grab a snack from one of the many food vendors inside the park.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This restaurant is number 6 of the 50’s best restaurant in the world. You have to do reservation in advance. Aprox 150 USD per person. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of the best shopping malls in Lima with supermarket, cinema and everything you would expect just a 10 minute walk away.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Dont go for lunch where you have long lines, go at night ( although a real limenian will tell you they don't eat ceviche at night!), it's actually opened until pretty late. Good, fresh ceviche and pisco / maracuya sour”
  • 84 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Owned by the most famous peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, this restaurant will take you to a local culinary journey. Try it. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of the bests malls in the city. Department stores, supermarket, international brands, stores, restaurants, cinema, banks and much more.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Mario Testino is one of Peru's most famous star photographer. You can find a great collection of his work at MATE museum. MA= Mario; TE= Testino ;)”
  • 64 locals recommend
Park
“Home to 1,647 olive trees and 227 other species of trees, as well as lagoons and local wildlife, this is the perfect place to escape the busy city streets of Lima during the summer, or winter months. Address: San Isidro 15073”
  • 67 locals recommend
Park
“Linda arquitectura colonial, rodeada de Palacio de Gobierno, Catedral, Municipalidad de Lima, a las 12 del mediodia hay un espectacular y musical cambio de guardia!/Beautiful colonial architecture, surrounded by Government Palace, Cathedral, Municipality of Lima, at 12 noon there is a spectacular and musical changing of the guard!”
  • 73 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This restaurant is number 6 of the 50’s best restaurant in the world. You have to do reservation in advance. Aprox 150 USD per person. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Dont go for lunch where you have long lines, go at night ( although a real limenian will tell you they don't eat ceviche at night!), it's actually opened until pretty late. Good, fresh ceviche and pisco / maracuya sour”
  • 84 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Owned by the most famous peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, this restaurant will take you to a local culinary journey. Try it. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
“This is my favourite restaurant for peruvian food, you can even find Cuy, Cabrito (a must!)... and even Cow tongue (Lengua de Vaca), are you brave enough to try it? :) From the famous Chef Gaston Acurio. Expensive and you have to be early, or you will have to wait. You can try to book in advance.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
“A traditional restaurant in Barranco with autentical Peruvian food like Stews marinated for long hours , popular Lomo saltado and another typical dishes besides good drinks and nice environment.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
“Tanta, one of many restaurants created by the famous Cheff Gastón Acurio. It is a café that goes way beyond coffee. Try the "aguaito de pollo" and the "lomo saltado".”
  • 65 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
“This place has a great social life also great food, excellent drinks and excellent service ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great Peruvian seafood and atmosphere. May be busy during weekends and lunchtime so arriving at least 30 minutes before lunchtime might avoid long wait lines.”
  • 61 locals recommend

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