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Plaza Mayor is regarded as the birthplace of the city and also its core. It is encircled with some of the most famous spots of the city including The Palace of the Union, the Municipal Palace, Cathedral of Lima, the Government Palace and Archbishop's Palace of Lima. It is the size of an entire block covering almost four streets. During the Colonial period, the Plaza played several roles like that of a market, the city gallows and bullfighting ring. At the independence of the city, the flag of the country was hoisted at the Plaza which still remains to be a part of it.
Machu Picchu, situated right above the Sacred Valley on a 2,430 meters mountain ridge, where the river Urubamba flows is an Inca Citadel of the 15th Century. It has been built in the Classical style. Made up of dry stone walls, the spot has three structures primarily, the Temple of the Sun, the Room of the Three Windows and the Intihuatana. It has been reconstructed to give it an orginal look. It was also proposed to be listed in the New seven wonders of the world. The panoramic view of Machu Picchu is breathtakingly gorgeous.
Park of the Reserve situated in the middle of Lima's principal streets is an amazing park in the downtown city. Though constructed in an irregular shape, it spreads over an area of 8 hectares. The park houses the largest fountain complex and the Magic Water Tour in the world. The Magic Water tour consists of 13 different fountains out of which many are interactive as well. 'Magic Fountain', the largest in the park makes the water reach up to a height of 80 meters. Other attractions of this place include the Tunnel Fountain, the Fantasia fountain, the laser and the light show which revive the jets in synchronization with the music.
The Larcomar is a famous shopping complex in Lima in Miraflores. It is greatly visited by tourists from all around the world. It is situated along a cliff which is right next to an ocean, so the view is impeccable. The complex houses stores of clothes, electronics, books, a food court, a cinema, museum, bowling lanes, tourists shops etc. Some of its renowned stores include the Chili's restaurant, T.G.I. Friday's and the Tony Roma's restaurants. It is built right in front of the Marriott Hotel.
Circuito Magico del Agua is another beautiful park in the city Lima, Peru. However, the only main attraction here is the series of the illuminated fountains of water. It is the largest in the world and has also been registered in the Guinness book of world records for the same. The view is best enjoyed at night. The series is of 13 water fountains which are highly illuminated. Out of the 13, some of the fountains are interactive so you might get wet. Its various fountains include Fuente del Arco Iris (Rainbow Fountain), Fuente de la Armonía (Fountain of Harmony), Fuente Tangüis (Tangüis Fountain), Cúpula Visitable (Walk-in Dome), Fuente de la Ilusión: (Fountain of the Illusion), Túnel de las Sorpresas (Tunnel of Surprises), Laberinto del Ensueño (Maze of the Dream), Fuente de la Vida (Fountain of Life), Fuente de Los Niños (Fountain of the Children), Fuente de las Tradiciones (Fountain of Traditions), Río de Los Deseos (River of Wishes), Fuente Mágica (Magic Fountain) and Fuente de la Fantasía (Fantasia Fountain).
Larco Museum also referred to as The Museo Larco, is a private museum displaying pre-Colombian art. It has been famous for its erotic pottery of the pre-Colombian era. The museum houses chronological galleries that showcase 4000 years of the pre-Colombian history of Peruvian. The Gold and Silver gallery of the museum displays the biggest collection of the jewellery of the rulers of the pre-Colombian period of Peru. The museum also has a Gallery shop which allows the visitors to look through some of the best-handcrafted textile, ceramic and metal reproduces from the craftsmen of Peru.
The capital of Peru is the largest city, situated in the valleys of the rivers Chillón, Rímac and Lurín overlooking the largest ocean, The Pacific. It is largely recognized as one of the oldest cities to offer institutions for higher learning in the world. It houses some of the largest parks including the Park of the Exposition, the University Park, Campo de Marte and the Park of the Reserve. Beaches in Lima are highly visited by tourists and locals during the Summers. The city has vibrant theatre scenes including the modern theatre, classical theatre, dramas, dance performances, experimental theatre, cultural representations and theatre for the children. Some of the suburbs of the city such as Pachacamac attract a lot of tourists due to their location on higher elevations with more sunshine coming in. The city is also famous for its food and cuisines and often regarded as the Gastronomical Capital of the U.S.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets are easily available offline and online. Ditch the offline cue of ticket booking, and use this website to book yourself a ticket to Lima, Peru.
How To Get Around?
You can always go for a local bus, however, it may be a little crowdy in there. A private taxi will be a more convenient option. Peru also has tucks for people to travel to remote areas.
What Should I Wear?
In Lima, the temperature is high most of the times, so it is advisable to take lightweight, breathable clothes which will be comfortable as well as keep you going in the heat. Grab your favourite pair of shoes along.
Best Time to Visit
Between April and November, the city has the dry season. The rainfall is low and there is a lot of sunshine to seep in. This will get you the best views of the city.
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Will I Need a Guide?
The website here will eventually help you in every way and a guide will not be required.
How To Get There?
Paracas might be the nearest place from which you can easily go to Lima Airport through a bus or car. You could take a flight from cities of all around world to Jorge Chavez International Airport in Callao which is 13 Km away from the city center. If you are interested in traveling through sea route, Lima's international port in Callao connects you to the city.
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