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Larcomar, Miraflores 15074, Peru

Forget alpaca! Those in the know go for vicuña instead, a much softer—and pricier—cousin of the alpaca. Alpaca 111 is widely regarded as Peru's most stylish and highest-quality purveyor of those coveted scarves, throws and...

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The Larco Museum is the starting point of your visit to Peru. It has the largest collection of pre-Columbian pieces in the Americas and tells the history of Peru without being tiresome. That’s a feat in itself, because we’re talking...
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Jirón Camaná 170, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru

An impressive 16th-century church and convent, Santo Domingo is the final resting place of two important Peruvian saints, including the continent's first black saint, San Martín de Porres, whose skull sits encased in glass...

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Jirón Lampa, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru

Centuries-old catacombs decorated with human bones pepper the crypts at this Franciscan monastery dating to 1774. Decked out in impressive Spanish Baroque architecture, the canary-yellow church and monastery also house a remarkable library with...

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Antigua Panamericana Sur 31.5, Pachacamac 15841, Peru
The hills and coast around Lima can seem almost lunar--the climate is arid, despite the 'garúa,' the low-lying but rain-less clouds that hang around this part of Perú for about half the year. But the desert is archaeologically rich. Lima itself is...
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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...
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Jr. Madre de Dios S/N, Cercado de Lima 15046, Peru
The fountains at the Magical Circuit of Water are not up to the standards of the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas, but the choreographed jets of water, light, and music at the multiple fountains in the giant park are captivating. There are three...
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Miraflores 15074, Peru

If your main goal is picking up some lovely Peruvian-made handicrafts, fashion and other local delights, Centro Comercial Larcomar is one of Peru's loveliest shopping malls, sitting on prime cliff-top real estate, just above the sea. You can find...

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cuadra S/n, Calle General Borgoño 8, Miraflores 15074, Peru

Huaca Pucllana, a restored centuries-old adobe ceremonial temple, has remarkably and defiantly sat right in the heart of Miraflores since 400 C.E. The temple complex includes a Wari (or Huari) cemetery, where four preserved mummies were discovered...

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Calle Las Camelias 290 San Isidro, San Isidro LIMA 27, Peru

There's no better way to explore a new city on a beautiful day than getting out and about on a calorie-burning bike tour. Bike Tours of Lima offers several options, from localized three-hour Miraflores/Barranco/San Isidro rides to longer,...

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Av. Almte. Miguel Grau 1113, Barranco 15063, Peru

Since Lima boasts some of the tastiest eating to be had in South America, it's only natural to throw yourself right in the middle of the delightful culinary landscape on a food tour. Lima Tasty Tours will introduce you to the vibrant local...