The Perfect Day in Lima
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
Start your perfect day in Lima steeped pre-Columbian history and artifacts at Larco Museum before a stop at Plaza de Armas in the city's historic center; from there spend some time exploring the artsy Barranco District, and end your day dining at one of Peru's three restaurants that have earned a spot on the list of 50 Best Restaurants in the World.
Lima District 15001, Peru
Every day at noon at the Plaza de Armas (also called Plaza Mayor), trumpets blare, drums pound, and cymbals crash as the guard changes outside the presidential palace. Enjoy the Spanish fanfare like a local: from a plaza bench with an ice cream...
Avenida Almirante Miguel Grau 723 int1, Barranco 15063, Peru
Smack in the center of Miraflores, the Crowne Plaza opened in 2007, adding a floor to the building as it transitioned from a Holiday Inn Select to meet the growing needs of business travelers arriving in Lima. It underwent a major renovation in...
Lima, Av. Pedro de Osma 301, Barranco 15063, Peru
A few years back, when Lima's Central Restaurante was closed because of zoning issues, Peru's celebrity chef, Gastón Acurio, was one of many who petitioned for it to be reopened. I knew that meant the young chef at Central, Virgilio...
Antonio Bellet 201, Santiago, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
While some say Gastón Acurio’s flagship restaurant may have lost ground to Virgilio Martinez’s Central, Acurio has been instrumental in putting Lima on the map as South America’s culinary capital and has promoted its cuisine...
Calle 26A, Bellavista 07011, Peru
For those of us used to seeing chicken cut into parts, wrapped in plastic, and cooling in supermarket refrigerators, a trip to a local Peruvian market is fascinating and a bit daunting. At the biggest market, San Pedro, just up the...
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