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Lima Vacations and Travel

Lima Vacations

Lima is Peru’s largest city, and most explorations of this sprawling metropolis begin at Plaza de Armas, aka Plaza Mayor, the historical center of the city. This UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of some of Lima's main attractions.

Region: Peru

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Overview

Plaza de Armas is home to the Presidential Palace, where visitors can watch the changing of the guard every day at noon, the elegant Archbishop’s Palace and the Cathedral of Lima. To learn more about Peru’s 4,000 years of pre-Columbian history, visit Museo Larco, which showcases thousands of artifacts. Visit the city’s largest museum, Museo de la Nacion, and delve into Peru’s entire archaeological history, from its first inhabitants to the Inca Empire. Other must-see sights include Lima’s Barranco district, a Bohemian area revered for its Art Deco homes and authentic restaurants; and Huaca Pucllana, an adobe and clay pyramid built around 500 AD and located in the Miraflores district, a scenic neighborhood that sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean that is renowned for its nightlife.