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7 Must Things To Do in Lima

Not sure what to see when visiting the capital of Peru? With our latest article discover 7 must things to do while visiting Lima.

Paragliding in Lima

Paragliding

Feel like being a daredevil and jumping off a cliff in the district of Miraflores so you can soar through sky and feel free? Paragliding is a great way to get to know Miraflores from a different view. So, if you’re up for fantastic views get your camera ready for an unforgettable experience.

Visit the Huaca Pucllana

Did you know that Miraflores has a pyramid of ruins right in the heart of the district? Did you know you can also eat right next to those ruins? Made up of adobe bricks the Huaca Pucllana was built between 200 AD and 700 AD, as known to be an administrative and ceremonial centre. One can also enjoy the Huaca Pucllana Restaurant that stays true to Peruvian culture and serves some of the best Peruvian dishes.
Huaca Pucllana
Parque Kennedy

Parque Kennedy

Enjoy a stroll in the park. Kennedy Park can be found in the centre of the district of Miraflores, it was once known as the cat park due to the numerous street cats that could be found there and attracted many from all over the world. Now with fewer cats, the park is still one of the most visited places in Lima. One can enjoy the artisanal handicraft stands each evening, dancing, and even artwork displayed on Sundays.

Downtown Lima

Visit the historical downtown of Lima where you can visit the Government Palace and enjoy the changing of the guard, the Magic Water Circuit, and the Cathedral before making your way to the San Francisco Convent to visit the catacombs which has been estimated to have 25,000 bodies laid to rest there.
Downtown Lima
Barranco

Explore the Bohemian district of Barranco

This laidback and fun district is also dubbed the artsy district of Lima, with full of things to explore you will never get bored in Barranco. Take a stroll to the Puente de Suspiros where you walk down to see the sunset or have a drink in one of Barranco’s colonial Mansions, you can even enjoy some top-quality coffee or gaze upon some art at famous photographer, Mario Testino’s Museum.

Visit the Food Market

Lima is known for having some of the freshest fruit, and where can you find said fruit? At the market of course! The Mercado de Surquillo is one of the top places to find fresh fruit and other Peruvian goodies while traveling, you can even enjoy some of the bet
ceviche in the market and even experience some food tastings if you find the right spot, and don’t forget to take some goodies for the road.
Food market Surquillo
Central Restaurant - Chef Virgilio Martinez

Dine at one of Lima’s top restaurants

Peru is the place to visit for great gastronomy, and you won’t want to miss the chance to try some of its top restaurants in Lima, but coming in at #1 is Virgilio Martinez’s restaurant Central, located in Barranco has earned a top rank in Latin America’s 50 Best
Restaurants awards. Chef Virgilio has also appeared on an episode of “Chef’s Table” highlighting his ideas and creative dishes.

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