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San Isidro, Lima

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Historic Walking Area Neighborhood
San Isidro may have become Lima's financial center, but it is also home to neo-classical architecture, cobbled streets, and local artists. Here you will find Wak'a Wallamarka, a 4th-century burial temple that houses a collection of Indian artifacts on display for visitors. Walk the charming side streets of this neighborhood, visit its museums, and experience its fine dining and shopping options. With famous residents like Fernando de Szyszlo, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, José García Belaúnde, and Francisco Tudela, this district has become a cultural hub in Lima. Add San Isidro and other attractions to your Lima trip itinerary using our Lima tourist route planner.
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  • At the beginning restricted me visit know it was business district, but when I started to let me go and explore a bit, I noticed that it is one very interesting place, especially paving the way towards some sectors of Lynx and Maria Jesús.
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  • Features great restaurants and pleasant plazas for strolling. Very quiet. Has squares with centuries-old olive trees.
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  • This sector of the city of Lima is very well preserved and maintained, mixes several architectural styles and old buildings
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One of Peru's most expensive destinations, Lima offers accommodations that range from modern hotel high-rises to family-run guesthouses. Most visitors stay in Barranco, Miraflores, or San Isidro, three of the city's safest and prettiest neighborhoods, which offer a good selection of budget lodgings. For something truly authentic, look for hotels located in restored mansions, many of which offer pleasant rooms overlooking manicured enclosed gardens, ideal for enjoying romantic meals or hosting small private parties.
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