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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. Using our international travel planner, Lima attractions like Centro Historico de Lima can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A perfectly traced district, with large avenues parallel and perpendicular, and with a clear Spanish flavor. To highlight the plaza de armas, giant, with its large buildings, the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, etc and its well-tended gardens. You have to walk its streets, see Spanish style balconies to enjoy the visit. Pity about the condition of many buildings and especially ancient balconies.
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  • in the city tour you give very little time, I am pending the change of guard that say that is impressive
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  • The historical center of the city is to do, quietly on foot or buses to imperial oil, in order to enjoy all the beautiful balconies of ornate wood, pedestrian streets, well-kept parks, and the multitude of churches, convents and colonial-era Spanish buildings
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