Visiting Peru is usually a synonymous with knowing the provinces in the country’s interior, and passing through Lima is just a layover for a couple of hours. Many of the tourists who have this idea about the Peruvian capital miss the wonderful experience this cosmopolitan city can offer.
Although places to visit in Lima are endless, we recommend you some of our favorites that you can know in just two days. Maybe you encourage yourself to extend your layover in the city, the next time you pass through there.
Enjoy a delicious traditional breakfast: bread with chicharron.
They say that skipping breakfast is prohibited, and leaving Lima without starting your day eating a bread with chicharron, too. Once you have had breakfast, like an authentic citizen of Lima, bread with chicharron of pig, onions and sweet potato, you will have recharged energies for starting your tour.
The Historical Center of Lima will simply delight you with its architecture. You can recognize the influence of different parts of the world in every corner, street and balcony. Go for a walk from the Plaza de Armas to Plaza San Martin, imagine how life must have been in colonial times and encourage yourself to enter to some of the old houses that are open to the public.
The Historical Center of Lima, will simply delight you.
After breathing history in the morning, change the scenery towards modernity in the afternoon and end the day with a great pisco sour. Just 20 minutes by car, you will arrive to the district of San Isidro, where you can enjoy bars and get ready for the Lima nightlife. Our main recommendation? El Salar, Maras Bar, the new gastronomic adventure of our renowned chef Rafael Piqueras. In this bar you will have at your disposal good music and fantastic appetizers. To know more about El Salar and our Maras bar, click here: bit.ly/WestinLima.
In El Salar Maras Bar you will have at your disposal good music and fantastic appetizers.
The next day you can dedicate it to know more about the touristic areas of the city. The district of Miraflores offers you, among other things, beautiful parks and shopping centers specialized in fashion like Larcomar. San Isidro has for you the best places to have dinner such as the Lima Golf restaurant, where you will find an innovative menu that mixes international and peruvian food. Know all the details of this incredible proposal and everything that offers the restaurant Lima Golf, clicking here: bit.ly/HotelLibertadorLima.
Know the modern and cosmopolitan part of Lima.
In the afternoon pass through the district of Barranco and know the bohemian part of the capital. Walk through the art galleries, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and explore the picturesque little streets that will take you to the Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs). Breath art in every square, enjoy a delicious coffee and try some of the incredible typical desserts of Lima such as suspiro limeño, mazamorra morada or picarones.
Try some of the incredible typical desserts of Lima such as suspiro limeño.
Lima is one of those cities that offer an endless number of things to do. A mix of history, entertainment and delicious food is waiting for you in the gastronomic capital of the world. Encourage yourself to include it in your itinerary!