Centro Historico de Lima, Lima

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Explore magnificent streets lined with charming Spanish-era buildings at Centro Historico de Lima. The old town, which served for centuries as the capital of Spain's colonies in South America, still retains its distinctly Spanish flavor, typified by its layout and architecture. With many of the best attractions in Lima concentrated in the neighborhood, including the city's main square and many of its most important churches and museums, there's no better place to start your Lima itinerary. Add Centro Historico de Lima to your Lima travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lima trip itinerary site .
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  • It's historical but looks a bit poorly managed, it's noisy, and it's gray. It's not beautiful at all. Nothing special.  more »
  • This is one of the reasons to come to Lima. We were there during the day & found plenty to see and do.  more »
  • While all you world (including people of Peru) we said that there is no anything to see there so not worth it, which is unsafe and other discouragements, spend there a few days. The site is very nice, quiet, safe (at least for a day) and there's plenty to visit. I recommend a Tour Free, lasting 2 hours and peak, and teach you the best there, all very pleasant to go, churches, cathedrals, parks, shopping area of affordability, etc... by the way the silver very good price in the galleries. To navigate it alone or in group is very wide pedestrian streets, great to eat at good price market. Highlight the entire architecture, squares and catacombs. Nothing to see downtown with the rest of Lima or the District of Callao. That if, honking is a non-stop.
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