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San Isidro, Lima

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to San Isidro by using our Lima trip planner.
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  • October 7, 2017
    very easy to get to and very cool place to see its very well kept up and safe place not an all day thing but good for hour or so  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    the difference is felt when one enters this district, the first thing that order which is putting to the traffic closing left turns, turning parking lots into green areas, promoting the recycling of waste, planting of verdeen place of the grey cement. This recovering the pedestrian areas of the Parque el Olivar, promotes cycling with bike paths by almost all the parks in this district, finally are making it a sustainable district
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  • September 21, 2017
    You could eat some kebabs in don mario are very good then go penalties close to the plaza MISIC and Creole jarana
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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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