Discover step by step a brand new world in Lima, Peru

Lima's history is everywhere, but it is by far more concentred in the old Lima Downtown.  You should not miss the chance of either taking a guided sightseeing tour that shows you some of the rich history of this city, or simply taking a walk around some of these stunning old buildings. The Cathedral, for example, as well as the San Pedro Church and the San Francisco Convent and Catacombs are three major (and beautiful) monuments from the colonial times: in addition, both of them have very interesting site museums.

For some more history, but having even more fun, you may want to have lunch at Huaca Pucllana, a restaurant located at an archaeological complex, and to visit Museo Larco, famous not only for it large collections of valuable artifacts, but also for its Erotic Pottery Hall.

Yes, the weather may be mild in Lima during the most of the year, but the best time for discovering Lima beaches is, undoubtedly, summer: but, since seasons here are not really very different, we can say Spring and Summer. That is, between September and March. Take a tour along the Costa Verde beaches, and enjoy a superb view of Lima since the Malecón de Chorrillos (the marina).

If you like to shop till you drop, you can do it in Lima, too: Larcomar Shopping Center and Mercado Indio are perfect spots for this. And when it’s time to relax, especially with family, remember to visit the Magic Water Circuit and its colorful fountains with laser light shows–don’t forget your camera!

Indio Market


When looking for souvenirs and gifts for the family, a very good choice is this Mercado Indio in Miraflores, a few blocks away from Kennedy park and next to close to many hotels and lodges. Here you will find almost anything made in Peru, from...  Read More

Iglesia de San Pedro


This impressive Baroque church was built by the Society of Jesus during the 16th century, and nowadays it is still both a spiritual centre and as well as a religious art museum. Its architecture of three naves and dome (with Moorish-influenced...  Read More



Larcomar is a trendy, nice, upscale shopping center located at the top of Miraflores cliffs (in front of the JW Marriott hotel towers), with a privileged view of the Pacific Ocean and also with many restaurants, pubs, discos, gift shops,...  Read More



As a coastal city, Lima has a bunch of easily accessible beaches, that offer a complete experience to the visitor; sea, beaches, restaurants for all budgets and the possibility of practicing some nautical sports. These beaches are lined up and...  Read More



Located in the valley of Pachacamac, to the south of Lima, this ancient fortress used to be an Inca sanctuary consecrated to the adoration of Pachacamac god, who was believed to control the earthquakes; but it was also a place dedicated to...  Read More



An ancient religious site built by the Lima civilization (200 AD and 700 AD), this complex comprises several pyramid-shaped constructions oriented to the sea, since this place was a ceremonial space dedicated to the adoration of the Moon and the...  Read More



One of the most famous and probably the most visited by tourists, Museo Larco (as it is commonly called) combines a large, beautiful garden and a large building that in turn houses some of the most impressive ancient pottery, and metallurgy...  Read More



In a few years, this place has become quite a very popular and unbeatable attraction, for both locals and foreigners: located not far from Lima Downtown, in the traditional Parque de la Reserva, this complex of 13 fountains offers two very...  Read More



This is by far the most visited place in Lima, this yellow-and-white 17th-century complex has witnessed most of Lima's historical episodes and survived a few massive earthquakes. The old Convent of Saint Francis houses a fine religious art...  Read More



Lima's Plaza Mayor is the most important place to see regarding this city's history and current daily life... and lifestyle: Lima was founded here by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535, in the land that previously was owned by...  Read More


Meet Isabel Guerra

Isabel is a freelance Journalist, Writer, and Photographer born and raised in Lima, Peru, where she currently lives: in addition to her writing career and to her traveling almost all over...  More About Isabel