Things to Do In Lima Peru by:Thomas Carroll
There are many different things to do in Lima Peru. Lima, also known as "The City of the Kings," is the capitol of Peru. Here the traveler will find a wide variety of attractions that range from museum visits, some of the best cuisine in the world, to discos, beaches and ancient ruins.
The Top 5 Things to Do In Lima Are:
1) The Historic Center of Lima
This is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its main square, called the Plaza de Armas, is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, City Hall and the Presidential Palace. Nearby is the Iglesia de San Francisco and its unusual catacombs holding the remains of some 25,000 people.
Miraflores is an upscale district of Lima and is popular with tourists. The central point is Parque Kennedy where one can find shops, discos and restaurants serving some of Peru's finest cuisine. The seaside shopping mall Larcomar offers a great view of the ocean, and offers a variety of food and entertainment.
Known as the bohemian district of Lima, Barranco hosts a strong concentrate of bars and clubs that become the party central of Lima at night. Many bars host live music in Spanish and English on the weekends.
The southern beaches of Lima, along the South Panamericana highway, are great places to relax and to participate in water sports. There are several quite beach spots along with restaurants, and in some areas there are also hotels and discos.
Quechua for "that which gives life to the world," Pachacamac was one of the largest religious centers on the Peruvian Coast that lasted for almost 2,000 years. It is surrounded temples, small palaces, houses, pyramids and a well-organized museum.
Most visitors to Peru quickly leave this city of almost 9 million to see some of Peru's more popular attractions. However, Lima offers an abundance of activities that will make your Peru vacation more complete and satisfying.
About the author
Thomas Carroll was born in California and has been living in Peru for 10 years. If you would like more information about Things to Do In Lima Peru and Peru Vacation Packages then be sure to visit his blog.