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The Perfect Weekend in Lima

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Make the most of three days in Lima, South America's second-largest city, and the third-largest desert city in the world. Day 1: Immerse yourself in pre-Columbian Peru at the Larco Museum, followed by a visit to the ruins of Huaca Pucllan, then taste the best ceviche and Pisco sours in the world in the Miraflores District. Day 2: Head to the Plaza de Armas in the historic center of the city, then to the lively, trendy Barranco District known for its art galleries, boutiques, and clubs. Day 3: Stroll through Parque del Amour overlooking the Pacific Ocean before heading to nearby Larcomar for some last-minute shopping.
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Miraflores, Peru
I had a fabulous afternoon with my one on one cooking class at Sky Kitchen (http://www.yurac.de/), Peru in the heart of the Miraflores District of Lima. I enjoyed my time cooking with Chef Yurac learning a few things new & of course the beautiful...
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The entrance to this great museum in Lima is lined with beautiful flowers on both sides. Actually, the museum has a fantastic garden that can host weddings and parties if interested. The museum itself is pretty amazing too. It is a privately owned...
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cuadra S/n, Calle General Borgoño 8, Miraflores 15074, Peru
The old civilizations believed the huacas (adobe pyramids) had their own personalities. Even if you don’t quite believe it, the huacas were built by the incas and their ancestors and are at the center of Peruvian history. They were temples,...
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Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores 15074, Peru
The valet opens my door upon my arrival and greets me sincerely. The woman at the front desk is actually friendly and upgrades me to an upper-floor corner room with an ocean view. Wow…. My room is quite large, and two of the walls consist of...
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Av Hipólito Unanue 203, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Cevicherias are classic Peruvian restaurants. That’s where the locals go to have lunch, drink, meet their friends and meet new people too. El Mercado, by famous chef Rafael Osterling, is one of the best cevicherias in town. With its old market...
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Calle San Martin 399, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Maido—in testimony to Japanese immigrants’ integration into Lima’s overall culture and, indeed, the positive benefits of a multicultural city—offers Peruvian-Japanese fusion food at its finest in a sleek, stylish dining...
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Av. Petit Thouars 5390, Miraflores 15074, Peru
When you’re ready for a proper pisco, Miraflores’s PiscoBar is a capital choice, both for traditional cocktails as well as heady new creations. As is to be expected, owner Ricardo Carpio is a celebrated pisco expert, which makes this...
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Lima District 15001, Peru
It was our first night in Lima, Peru and we eagerly awaited our friends who had flown in from other parts of the world so we could go out and get a feel for what our first South American city had to offer. As our van shows up, we jump right in,...
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Jirón Carabaya, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru
A city tour of Lima isn’t complete without visiting the catacombs of the Monastery of San Francisco. The basement of the working monastery reveals the bones of wealthy Limeños who believed they would be the last to rest in their expensive plots....
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Jirón Lampa, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru
Beautiful monastery in central Lima. Catacombs underneath. Tours given in English daily throughout the church and catacombs.
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Barranco District, Peru
If you take a walk along Pedro de Osma Avenue, in the neighborhood called Barranco, you’ll find great examples of most the colorful, stylish and original street art in Lima these days. Peruvian street art is an expression of the hopes and fears...
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Jirón Sáenz Peña 206-1, Distrito de Lima 15063, Peru

By Mariana Tschudi

Lucia de la Puente is the gallery where every up-and-coming Peruvian artist wants an exhibition. Some of the top modern artists in the country, such as Ramiro Llona and Mariella Agois, show here. Paseo Saenz Pena 206, 51/(0)...

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Jirón Sáenz Peña 204, Barranco 15063, Peru
Despite its distinction as Lima's most atmospheric neighborhood, the seaside district of Barranco lacked a luxury hotel—that is, until Hotel B came along in 2013. Boho-chic Barranco is home to top art galleries and grand, century-old...
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Cajamarca 212, Barranco 15063, Peru
Mari Solari is one of the foremost authorities on native folk art. She has the most amazing showroom. It’s part shop, part museum. If you’re lucky, she will show you some of her private collection. —Mariana Tschudi
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Jr. Unión 146, Lima 15063, Peru

By Mariana Tschudi

Everyone in Lima knows Canta Rana—some consider it the best cevicheria in the city. The owners’ son has a spot in the main market called Canta Ranita where the ceviche is just as good, and even though it’s a stall, the place has...

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Miraflores 15074, Peru
Larcomar houses spectacular views of the Peruvian coast. Nestled atop Miraflores, this high-rise park and shopping mall is a great place to people watch and sip a coffee - a relaxing departure during your time spent in Lima.
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Malecón Cisneros, Miraflores 15074, Peru
This statue can be found at Lovers' park, which is right along the boardwalk of Lima Beach. It is aptly called The Kiss and the park was packed with lovers when I was there on Valentine's Day, which is a national holiday in Peru. Every year on...