Those who have a single day in the beautiful and iconic capital of the Andean country do not have to be alarmed, they can tour the best of this city and enjoy its most special places in just one day. Lima is usually the beginning of all adventure for different travelers since it is in Lima where most international flights land. But overlooking this beautiful city is usually a big mistake, being able to spend a few days inside it will give you a greater perspective of the great Peruvian culture and its history. That is why together with Cusco Peru Travel we want to advise you about spending a full day in Lima and enjoying its many attractions. So that in a single day you can get to know most of this magical city and make the most of your time
THINGS TO DO IN A FULL DAY IN LIMA
(8 AM) Whether you are arriving early or waking up in one of the best hotels in Lima, you can enjoy a full breakfast with your family or in privacy. One of the best places and districts to stay in exclusive and luxury hotels is in Miraflores. The district of Miraflores has a privileged location along the coast and has incredible views of the Ocean, in addition to a beautiful and particular seafront where you can enjoy numerous activities. Miraflores is a great place to stay and start a full day in Lima tour. Peruvian breakfasts usually consist of bread, eggs, and fruits served with a coffee, tea, or natural juice, although this will depend a lot on where you are having breakfast and your tastes. After your breakfast, you will be ready to enjoy what Lima tourism offers.
2. HUACA PUCLLANA
(9 AM) To start with a full day in Lima, it is essential to know those trails and attractions that were part of the Ancient Lima. Huaca Pucllana is one of the most interesting places and attractions to visit in the ancient City of the Kings. This clay and adobe pyramid makes one of the biggest contrasts that can be seen in a city, around it you will find houses, Mcdonald’s, and other types of premises. But the thing to keep in mind is that you will be witnessing a pyramid that is more than 1500 years old. Inside, you can also find a luxurious restaurant with views of the site from its terrace, for those who wish to enjoy one of the best restaurants Lima Peru.
3. HISTORICAL CENTER
(10:30 AM) After touring Huaca Pucllana and the beautiful Miraflores district, the best way to continue your full day in Lima is knowing the famous Historic Center of Lima. The Center is made up of several important places and other historical buildings. Normally, you start with the beautiful and well-known Plaza de Armas, one of the best starting points to get to know the historic capital. The square is surrounded by numerous buildings of great importance and with different architectural styles ranging from colonial, Renaissance, and Baroque styles, among others. Then, you can visit the beautiful Government Palace, just north of the Plaza, seat of government and home of the nation’s president. The building is not open for tourists to visit, but you can appreciate its facade and have panoramic views of the place. If you are looking for what to see in Lima Peru, to the east of the Plaza you will find La Catedral, one of the example buildings where you can enjoy the different architectural styles either inside or out. Inside is the tomb of the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Also on your tour, they will most likely visit the beautiful San Francisco Monastery. Inside you will appreciate a large bookstore, several cloisters, and carved reliefs on its walls and ceilings.
4. LARCO MUSEUM
(12:30 PM) After you tour the Historic Center, you can enjoy the Larco Museum, one of the best museums in Lima. The Museum has one of the largest collections of pre-Columbian pieces dating back 5,000 years. Inside the museum, you can take a journey back in time and discover the first cultures that inhabited Peru. One of its most famous collections is that of erotic art comprising of different ceramic pieces. You can also find permanent and other temporary exhibitions, in addition to touring its garden open to the public that includes one of the most distinguished restaurants in Lima, Café Larco. The Larco Museum is a mandatory stop for those who want to spend a full day in Lima.
(01:30 PM) After you tour the museum, you can take advantage and enjoy yourself in the garden of Café Larco. This restaurant is one of the most picturesque and cozy areas to have lunch after a tour of the beautiful museum. You will find an extensive menu with international and traditional dishes, no matter how exquisite your palate is, you can always find a good option for you. If not, there is an infinity of first-class gastronomic options; after all, Lima is one of the gastronomic capitals of the world. You can organize with us a culinary journey in Lima Peru where you will taste all the traditional and typical dishes of the Andean country. Whatever your decision you choose, you will enjoy a high level of cuisine in any corner of Lima.
(02:30 PM) After enjoying a delicious meal and the historical side of Lima, it’s time to start getting to know contemporary Lima. The Barranco district is one of the best neighborhoods and examples of active life that you will find in the capital. It is one of its most bohemian, artistic, and youthful districts that you can enjoy. How not to be? With its murals, its mansions or Casonas, restaurants, bars, and different attractions, you can finish a full day in Lima as you would expect. Visit the “Puente de Los Suspiros” or Bridge of Sighs with your partner and appreciate the lively and youthful movement that takes place in the surroundings. Or you can also wait until dark and enjoy the many things to do in Lima at night. Barranco, at night, becomes one of the most lively districts where you can enjoy numerous forms of entertainment. Whatever the case, you will be free to roam the rest of the afternoon as you like and finish figuring out the beautiful capital at your own pace.
“THE REAL VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY CONSISTS NOT IN SEEKING NEW LANDSCAPES, BUT IN HAVING NEW EYES”
We hope together with Cusco Peru Travel to have given you a little idea of what a tour in Lima can be. Remember that times and attractions are subject to change and it will depend a lot on your arrival time and the type of tour you want to experience. If you have further questions, you can consult our qualified advisers.
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