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Level 1
Morgan Glocma
Overall rating: 7
Overall Guide: It was very beautiful. The hotels were very cheap and the service was not very great, one or two people greeted us at the door and they were very polite. Lima is very busy and there are very long lines.. Make sure if you are bringing kids to make sure they are not crabby and they are patient. There are very long lines and there is a lot of waiting.
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
Overall Guide:  Before exploring Lima, the visitor should map out a route. The old city center harbors churches and mansions brimming with colonial and religious art, including such superb architectural examples as the Casa Aliaga or Palacio de Torre Tagle mansions. Colonial Lima also features many fine churches and convents such as Santo Domingo, San Agustín, San Francisco and La Merced.
Further south lie the Pantanos de Villa, a natural wetlands area which has been declared a reserved zone and which is a haven for more than 150 bird species, while the Pachacamac complex is ... More to be found further south. In the Cañete highlands, 180 km from Lima, lies the Lunahuaná Valley, a hotspot for adventure sports.
To the north, 105 km from Lima are the Lomas de Lachay, a national reserve in the foothills which features a unique mist-fed eco-system of wild plant and animal species. A little further north, meanwhile, is Paramonga, which features pre-Hispanic archaeological sites.
The climate is dryer and sunnier east up the Central Highway, in the Andean foothills. The road heads up through the province of Huarochirí, until it reaches the town of San Pedro de Casta, from where one can see the Marcahuasi plateau. The area is the site of huge natural formations eroded by the climate into the shape of animals and people.

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User 24441
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide: Really beautiful. Enjoyable sights. Good transportation, Cheap hotels. Fun sights for kids.
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Level 11
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide: Lima is a very beautiful and big city. You have to be careful about where you go because some areas are not very safe. The landscape is very beautiful, I would say spectacular, especially on the coast. The food is very good. The people are very helpful and kind. Transport is good. There are so many places to shop. You have to go, it's a WONDERFUL city.
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Level 9
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide: It's not particularly clean, but the friendliness of the Peruvian people compensates very well for this. It's pointless to flaunt fashionable clothes. Don't walk around with your mobile phone and camera in full view, it's better to keep them in your bag. Remember that the tourist with his eyes up in the air is the prey of any attacker; THIS IS A RULE TO ADOPT IN ANY COUNTRY!
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2664 Km2
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Metropolitan Lima.. In almost five centuries passed from its Spanish foundation, Lima has been synonymous of a surprising miscegenation that visualizes in its polished and innovative culinary art, in his monumental architecture, that engrosa the Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity from 1991; and in its people, crafty and capable, really expert at adapting to the changes
Centuries before it was founded as the City of Kings, the territory of Lima, capital of Peru and of the department of Lima, was inhabited by civilizations that had gauged its wealth and strategic location. Proof of that can be seen in the countless huacas or temples that dotted the valley, particularly the Pachacamac shrine, a major pilgrimage centre during the Inca empire. This spurred Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro in 1535 to choose the Rímac River Valley to found the capital, as its location by the sea provided a link with sailing routes.
Lima is the main gateway to Peru, a major city bustling with living history and movement. It is an ethnic melting pot, featuring pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern elements. The metropolis is also surrounded by every aspect of Nature: the sea, islands, mountains, desert and plant life. Its various quarters feature an active nightlife and well-endowed cultural scene, as well as plentiful public transport and non-stop activities, a city of more than 8 million souls.

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What to visit

 Landmarks and Historic sites
Plaza Mayor
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Larco Museum
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National Stadium
 Nature and sport
Cafe del Museo
 Food and wine
The Pachacamac Oracle
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Parque de la Reserva
 Parks and gardens
Huaca Pucllana
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The Temples of Metropolitan Lima
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