Must see places

Lima has it all: rich culture, well-renowned cuisine, fascinating history and a vibrant nightlife. In short, all the experiences that any traveler could dream of can be found here.

Must see places

Lima is a city with a variety of captivating attractions, a place where you can enjoy fascinating experiences, from dinner in a beautiful restaurant surrounded by a mysterious archaeological site, to a show with traditional Peruvian paso horses in a hacienda firmly rooted in Lima tradition. The capital of Peru offers a vast array of unforgettable experiences!

Enjoying a Peruvian Paso Horse Show

Don't miss the famous Paso Horse Shows at the country estates and fields in the Lurin Valley on the outskirts of Lima. Peruvian Paso Horses are a breed with unique attributes, standing out for their characteristic dance-like gait.


  • Hacienda Mamacona: Alameda Mamacona s/n, Lurín.
  • Hacienda los Ficus: Av. Buena Vista 2, Lurín, in the Lurín Valley, 15 minutes south of Lima.


Nightlife in Lima

The districts of Miralfores and Barranco, located in the centre of Lima, have a great nightlife, and a wide range of spaces and activities such as cinemas, theaters, discos and theme bars for relaxation and recreation. Lima delights its visitors with a range of events, shows, festivals, concerts and lots of nightlife to enjoy with your friends and have a great time. Some of these bars include: Ayahuasca Restobar, Pitahaya Perú, 80's Resto bar, Picas Bar, Lobby Lounge Bar, La Basíllica 640, Sukha, Expreso Oriente Restobar, Oceanus Lounge (Hotel los Delfines), Madbar (BTH Hotel), among others.

Shopping in Lima

Lima is home to the leading department stores, exclusive brand establishments and large shopping centers with large areas for walking and shows, fast food courts, movie theaters, bowling alleys and children's games. You can also find crafts and products from all over the country in both shopping centers and traditional craft shops such as Mercado Indio, Artesanías Las Pallas and Dédalo: fine vicuña and alpaca cotton garments; gold and silver jewelry; embroidered cushions and altarpieces from Ayacucho; ceramics from Chulucanas (Piura) or blankets and rugs from Cusco being just some of them.

Address (Some shopping centers)

  • Larcomar Mall: Malecon de la Reserva 610. Miraflores.
  • Jockey Plaza Shopping Center: Av. Javier Prado Este 4200, Santiago de Surco de Lima.
  • Real Plaza Salaverry: Av. Gral. Salaverry 2370, Jesús María 15076.
  • Open Plaza: Av. Angamos Nº 1805 intersection with Tomás Marsano, Surquillo.
  • Real Plaza Primavera: Av. Angamos 2681, San Borja.
  • La Rambla: San Borja: Av. Javier Prado Este 2050, San Borja.
  • La Rambla: Brasil: Av. Brasil 702, Breña.

Address (Some craft markets)

  • Indian Market: Av. Petit Thouars 5321, Miraflores.
  • Las Pallas: Calle Cajamarca 212. Barranco.
  • Dédalo Arte y Artesanía: Jirón Sáenz Peña 295, Barranco.


Dinner surrounded by cultural richness

We encourage you to enjoy a unique experience in Lima, getting to know the Huaca Pucllana and the site museum in the morning, and enjoying a great dinner in the evening in Huaca itself, surrounded by archaeological wealth and trying the delicious dishes on offer. This dinner will make it an incomparable experience, accompanied by an extravagant landscape.


  • Cuadra S/n, Calle General Borgoño 8, Miraflores.


Lima and the art of eating well

As part of your tour in Miraflores, where we recommend activities such as hiking or biking along the Malecón and paragliding over the Costa Verde, in the evening, and in addition to those activities, you will also be able to taste the best typical dishes of Peru, cooked with a variety of ingredients from the coast, highlands and jungle, using ancient and modern techniques and right next to the Pacific Ocean in the most prestigious restaurants along the Costa Verde and in Larcomar, where some of them offer Peruvian cuisine classes or workshops.


  • Costa Verde / Larcomar, Miraflores.

Picnic at sunset

If you want to enjoy a perfect moment, come to the Malecón de Miraflores for a picnic, lie in the park and enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean until the sun begins to set.


  • Malecón, Miraflores.

Paragliding over the Pacific Ocean

At the Malecón de Miraflores you can enjoy an activity that you won't want to miss during your visit to Lima, paragliding. We can assure you that this tour with experienced instructors will be a unique experience that will allow you to see the city of Lima with a view you never imagined. For more information, you are advised to contact the agency directly so they can provide the necessary recommendations to do the activity.


  • Costa Verde, Miraflores.

An artistic walk through the district of Barranco

Barranco is the most bohemian and juvenile neighborhood of the city of Lima. Undoubtedly, an excellent option for anyone who is hoping to have a good time during their stay in the capital. In this neighborhood you can visit the artistic boutiques and museums where you can find unique clothes, accessories and adornments, stroll along the bridge of the sighs and down the baths, marvel at the art of the streets with beautiful murals made by urban artists, visit fun bars and restaurants where you can taste Peruvian cocktails, try the Peruvian gastronomy and walk along the boardwalk.


  • Barranco.

Walk through the streets of Monumental Callao

Come and explore the iconic streets with more than 60 murals by top urban artists from around the world and the architectural gems of the Historic Center of Callao between El Real Felipe, La Plaza Grau, La Plaza Matriz, La Plaza Gálvez and the port. Here you can also visit art galleries, artists' open studios and exhibition halls with works by national and international artists s. During the tour you will learn the basic techniques of aerosol art together with the artist Sesión DMJC.


  • Jr. Constitución 250, Callao.

Taking Peruvian cooking classes

We invite you to enjoy cooking classes using local ingredients and accompanied by renowned national chefs. In addition to enjoying a delicious Peruvian meal and an entertaining experience in its preparation, you will be able to participate through work assignments, which are then combined with what other students have done to create delicious dishes.


  • Urban Kitchen: Av. Javier Prado Oeste 285 (2 blocks before Av. Brasil).
  • Urban Kitchen Miraflores: Calle Bolívar 357, Miraflores (Before the corner with Av. La Paz).
  • Cook Club: Av. Roca and Bologna 134, Miraflores (Opposite Parque Tradiciones).


Peruvian pisco tasting

In addition to the cooking classes, you can complement your experience by visiting a few bars such as 'Pisco Bar', 'Capitán Melendez' and 'Museo del Pisco’ (Pisco Museum), which offer their public pisco tasting classes, cocktail classes, tasting of pisco grapes in their different stages before the production of pisco and demonstrations in the preparation of the most emblematic cocktails of Peru, such as Pisco Sour, Chilcano and Mojito, among others.


  • Pisco Bar: Av. Petit Thouars N° 5390.
  • Bar Capitán Melendez: Calle Alcanfores 199 - Miraflores.
  • Pisco Museum: Jirón Carabaya 193, Cercado de Lima.


Swimming with sea lions in the Palomino Islands

The Palomino Islands are home to a colony of 5,000 sea lions with whom you can splash around and come into direct contact with for several minutes that will remain forever etched in your mind. This trip along the Costa Chalaca brings you closer to other islands, with interesting stories and inhabitants accustomed to visiting tourists, such as boobies and seagulls who offer a natural spectacle on the way, and shy penguins from the Cavinzas Islands. If you feel like experiencing this natural adventure, you should go to the port of Plaza Gray where you can find artisan boats.


  • Starting from Plaza Grau in the district of Callao.

Walk through the historic center of Lima

Tradition and modernity coexist on every corner in Lima. So you shouldn’t miss the experience of touring it during your stay in Peru, since its architectural beauty lends itself to photography. Start your tour at the Plaza Mayor, enter the Cathedral and the catacombs of San Francisco, then walk along the Jr. de La Unión as far as the Plaza San Martín, one of the most beautiful in the city.

Enjoying the best chifas in Chinatown

We urge you to visit Calle Capón, where you can find striking galleries full of typical elements and ornaments from Chinese culture, as well as the most traditional chifas where you can taste food that is a fusion of Chinese and Peruvian culture. Calle Capón is home to some of the best restaurants specializing in its preparation, some offering a la carte dishes and other buffet services. It should be noted that one of the most popular is the Wa Lok, which is less than two decades old.


  • Calle Capón, Cercado de Lima 15001.


  • The cost of each dish ranges from S/. 10 to S/. 50.

Taking a bike tour of the Malecón in Miraflores

You can start or end the day with a bicycle ride along the Miraflores boardwalk, which you can start between the neighborhoods of San Isdro and Barranco. This is the perfect place to enjoy an exceptional landscape that presents us with amazing sunsets every day on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. For bicycle rental, you can go to the service module located in Salazar Park, near the Larcomar Shopping Center. In the afternoon, we recommend a visit to the craft shops and cafés in Larcomar or a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) or the Mario Testino Museum (MATE).


  • Malecón de Miraflores.

Taking surf lessons

Learn to run waves safely and fun with the best surf schools on the Costa Verde Beaches, located near the Rosa Nautica restaurant. With these classes you will learn the basic and advanced techniques of surfing and you will be able to train at three levels: Beginner, intermediate and advanced. These classes are suitable for children (from 3 years old) and adults, lasting one and a half hours (theory and practice) or up to more than a week. To contact the surf schools, go to the actual beaches such as Makaha or Waikiki Beach or contact them through their official website.

Many surf schools offer:

  • Softboard (special board for beginners).
  • Wetsuit.
  • Wax and Leash.
  • Theory and Instruction.
  • It is therefore recommended that you bring the following: bathing suit, towel, dry clothes and sunscreen.


  • Costa Verde.

Visiting the main markets in Lima

Visiting a market in a foreign country is always a fascinating experience. If you want to learn a lot about local lifestyles and customs, we encourage you to stroll among the stalls of the San Isidro and Surquillo gastronomic markets, which offer visitors a clean, safe and photogenic environment to explore and shop for local and exotic products, as well as tasting the country's traditional dishes and listening to how they are prepared. It should be noted that these markets are visited by many of Lima's chefs in preparing their dishes.


  • Surquillo Market No. 1: Av. Paseo de la República 53, Surquillo.
  • Surquillo Market No. 2: Dante (Corner with Lizardo Montero), Surquillo.
  • San Isidro Market: Av. Augusto Pérez Araníbar, San Isidro.

See the Changing of Guard (on horseback) at the Government Palace (Presidential house/office)

Every day at 11:45 am in the Government Palace you can see the changing of the guard in the Honor Courtyard, where the authorities and general public take delight at drill movements with weapons, both standing still and marching, showing gracefulness and poise to the beat of musical pieces. This changing of the guard ceremony on horseback has become an official act of civism and patriotism, and is considered a tourist attraction that draws the attention of Peruvians and foreigners at weekends.


  • Jirón de la Unión s/n, Cercado de Lima.