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What You Should Know More About Lima

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Do not get involved in fights or brawls with anyone.

    ·         Do respect the local cultures and traditions.

    ·         Do not get indulged in drugs of any form.

    ·         Make sure you do not travel alone in the night.

    ·         Girls please ensure that you do not get over friendly with someone you barely know.

    ·         Do not eat street food without checking the quality.

    ·         Make sure you drink only bottled mineral water.

    ·         Check for the seal before you buy a water bottle.

    ·         Do not buy a bottle from the brand you do not know.

    ·         Before going to a restaurant, make sure you research well about the applicable dress code and dress accordingly.

    ·         Learn a few words from the local language of the region. It can be a good way to communicate with the locals and understand the local traditions and cultures.

    ·         Always book a hotel in an area that is centrally located.

    ·         Avoid staying in any shady area.

    ·         Keep the vendors at bay.

    ·         Do not entertain the touts.

    ·         Do not entertain the beggars.

    ·         Always carry with you at least one proof of your identity at all times.

    ·         Do not leave your passport in the hotel room.

               Book a room in the hotel that has a room safe.  

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Lima is 18 years. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Museo Larco


    Lima might appear a busy sorts of metropolis to a visitor but tucked away in its streets and corners is this gem, which is nothing less than a marvellous sight. Over here, an art admirer will come to appreciate the fantastic collection of Peruvian art. Exhibits included everything from jewellery to pottery displays. Another notable feature of the art collections out here are the ancient fertility arts, which can leave you in a lot awe. It is said that the museum houses collections from over eighteen different civilisations.


    Parque de la reserve


    You will get the opportunity to find a spot with water fountains quite rarely. However, Lima happens to showcase a sight of some of the most splendid water fountains. Quite obviously, the best time to visit these fountains is during the night for the light effects. You have to pay a small entrance fee to gain access to the reserve. Once in, enjoy the classical music shows with the water fountains. This is perhaps the best sightseeing evening you should spend in Lima.


    Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco


    This is a very prominent tourist place in Lima. The sacred architectural building is of a very high significance for the culture of this city. The many catacombs of this church will leave you immersed in time travel. The ancient tombs carry a whiff of time unknown around them, reminding its visitors of its deep rooted history and the abundance of culture that manifests itself through this sacred building. The best time for visit is around noon, when you get the opportunity to go around the place as often as you like, if you really wish to immerse yourself in the history of this place.

     

    Centro Historico de Lima


    Touted as the historic base of the city, this place boasts of some of the most amazing and worthy churches and historic buildings from around the city. In particular, you would want to explore one of the many catacombs at this place. Most of them have been preserved in their pristine state, making it a marvellous sightseeing wonder. You can also get a view of the palace of the government over here and the municipality. The number of beautiful buildings will definitely capture your attention for a long while. Out of the many tourist places, this one is a respite from the city sight.

     

    National museum of archaeology


    To be boasted as a speciality museum is somewhat an understatement for this amazing tourist place. Although, many people would find this museum to be a simpler and plainer version of the much more talked off museums, you should know that this museum especially houses some of the most intricate and exquisite collections, unlikely to be found on display, anywhere else. This museum is apt for a visit with family and kids, who can gain immense knowledge from the displays over here. Watch out for the Moche ceramics, chimu gold and mummy exhibits. 

  • What you will like there?

    The happening nightlife


    Lima is a good place to party all you like. Most of the pubs and discotheques are open up till late in the night. Featured in all of these nightlife spots are excellent opportunities to enjoy live music, top quality drinks, live shows, and lively company. Famous among the lot are Vale Todo and Tequilla Rock, pubs that are quite easily accessible. A word of caution, many bordellos disguise themselves behind the tag of a night club as adult fun business is quite into play in Lima.


    Enjoying the zesty tastes of Lima


    There are many tourist places in Lima that invite guests for a hearty meal, unlike any other as they are mostly centred around the local flavours of the region. Among the famous places where you can enjoy some of the zestiest cuisines are Chala Costa Fusion, Huaca Pucllana, Niqei, Pardos Chicken, Kamcha and many more. These places are ideal to spend your holidays with friends and family in Lima. Some of these cafes also double up for good places to see as their furnishings are worthy of your attention.


    Exploring the Indian Markets


    When it comes to filling your shopping bags out here, you surely won’t be disappointed. Lima is host to the popular handicrafts market where you will find artisan pieces from all across Peru. You can bring back plenty of souvenirs for your friends from these markets. Most of these markets are located at prominent places, making them easily accessible for you. Not only are this, the traditional street shops and fairs, along with the commercial galleries, places which offer a nice shopping experience. Among the many items that can be bought at these markets are silver jewellery, alpaca and cotton clothes.


    Having fun at the south beaches of Lima


    Lima is also popular for many of its beaches. Easily accessible from any point, you can reach these beaches which might be a little packed but worth the visit. Most of these spots are friendly for kids and offer a varied nightlife experience. If you are looking for a place to relax in the calmness of the sea, then this is the right spot for you. San Bartolo is the perfect spot to get the best beach experience of Lima. You can avail several services at these beaches for your convenience.


    Visit the Machu Picchu


    The Machu Pichu is a renowned tourist place. So many tourists wish to come to this place at least once, owing to the abundance of history and civilisation that is associated with this place. It is best to get your tickets in advance to this place. Reaching early to the spot offers you the chance to view the scenery in solitude so be early. If you wish, you can get the aid of a guide here, who will take you around the place easily, explaining the highlights of the place very well. Visiting this beautiful place is indeed going to be the most important thing to do in Lima

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