Hello bloggers, today, I going to write about the city of Lima, history and innovation, the whole city is a blend of architecture, traditions and art of different times and cultures. Read more in the blog…
WHAT NOT TO MISS, WHEN IN LIMA:
If y want to go far back into history, look for the Huacas: dusty hills on the outskirts, which hide ancient ruins of the famous Incas or even older civilizations. In Miraflores ,the modern and international district in the center of the city – you can visit the Huaca Pucllana, a big adobe pyramid that was built more than 2500 years ago. Another interesting site is the Pachacamac archaeological site, a centuries-old pilgrimage centre, with many impressive pyramids and temples.
Many tourists travel to Lima and use it as a hub to get to Cusco and access Machu Picchu, but Lima is vastly becoming famous in its own right – home to over 10 million people and boasting a booming gastronomic scene. Some excellent ways to see Lima include exploring the historic city centre, visiting the pre-Inca temples of Pachacamac.
SHOPPING IN LIMA:
Experiencing the glitz and glamour of the Larcomar – a stunning mall and hotel complex built into the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Below is our Lima travel guide with information on all the best things to do, places to go and what not to miss. Shopping – Lima is one of the biggest retail destinations in South America. Huge malls merge with bustling markets, and if counterfeit goods are your thing look no further than Polvos Azules, a huge multi storey maze crammed with every type of merchandise you could ever imagine. Make sure you pick up the more traditional products – perfect for gifts for family and friends – at the Inca Market (Av. Petit Thouars) and get bargaining!
TRIP TO PARACAS AND HUACACHINA:
Day trips to the south are hugely popular, so Stops such as Chincha, Paracas and Huacachina are all within coach rides from the city. If you plan your trip well and depart early in the morning you can visit the Ballestas Islands off the coast of Paracas, and for the adventurous, in the afternoon Sandboard and dune buggy on some of the biggest sand dunes in the world at the real-life desert oasis – Huacachina!
VISIT PARQUE DE AMOR:
On a hillside overlooking the Pacific you can find a beautiful park with amazing sculptures, including a huge sculpture of a portly-looking couple in an amorous embrace. Spend an afternoon people watching or join the locals picnicking here at the weekend for some of the best views in Lima.
CITY TOURS IN LIMA:
Taxis are safe (although do take care at night) and walking tours of the city are highly recommended, but However, for those short on time a hop on hop off city bus tour is ideal.
VISIT TO THE MAGIC WATER CIRCUIT:A Visit to the Magic Water Circuit , Lima hosts the largest fountain complex in the world. There are nightly shows with Peruvian music and synchronised lighting, creating a magical spectacle that is well worth the 5 soles entrance fee.