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Rio Rimac, Lima

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Cascading through the highlands of Huarochiri Province, Rio Rimac plays a huge role as the most important source of drinking water for the capital city and the Callao metropolitan areas. Nicknamed "the talking river," this waterway is part of a Pacific body of water that spans over 160 km (99 mi). In some areas the riverbank is flanked by parks and riverside restaurants where you can stop to take in the view. The surrounding Rimac district is not as popular, known for its rougher inhabitants and uncleanly streets. Use our Lima trip itinerary planner to add Rio Rimac and other attractions to your Lima vacation plans.
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  • It's a stony creek full of junk and a bit of muddy water with a noisy highway running beside it. We walked north from the west side of Plaza Mayor and headed over the pedestrian bridge into the Rimac ...  more »
  • Rio Rimac in Lima is just not a pretty site! Definitely not worth searching for, although you will most likely walk near it, exploring other parts of Lima. The river itself is small, dirty, and very u...  more »
  • To go out there and you find out its history and as it was before, very difficult to imagine since it is now a little careless
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