Best Things To Do in Lima, Peru

Whether you're visiting Lima for a few days or are a localite, Lima is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Lima. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Lima. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Lima. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Lima keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Lima listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Lima which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Lima will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Lima recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Lima

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Lima that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 1870 itineraries
    Miraflores

    Tags: Entertainment, Shopping Center

    Address: Miraflores District, Lima, Peru

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Miraflores is a happening tourist district in Lima. The place is known for its beaches, parks, shopping areas and gardens. The district covers a huge area of about 10 square kilometres. Visiting this ...Read more

  2. #2 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 1481 itineraries
    Magic Water Circuit

    Tags: Fountain

    Address: Parque de la Reserva | Petit Thouars Avenue Corner of Jiron Madre de Dios, Lima Center, Lima, Peru

    Timings: 03:00 pm - 10:30 pm Details

    The Magic Water Circuit in Lima is a series of illuminated water fountains. It is actually the largest water fountain complex in the world, as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. The pat...Read more

  3. #3 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 1760 itineraries
    Museo Larco

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Exhibition

    Address: Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This is a museum of pre-Columbian art. It’s housed inside an 18th century vice-royal building. This establishment spans 4000 years of Peruvian history. The Cultures gallery is where the permanen...Read more

  4. #4 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 1087 itineraries
    Plaza De Armas

    Tags: Palace, Fountain, Cathedral

    Address: Jr. Junin and Jr. Carabaya, Lima, Peru

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is the historical centre of Lima. The city centre was founded along with the city in the year 1535. But all the old structures around the plaza were destroyed by an earthquake in the mid-eighteen...Read more

  5. #5 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 1507 itineraries
    Barranco

    Tags: Walking Area

    Address: Barranco District, Lima, Peru

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a pleasure district in Lima. The place is known to be very Bohemian and Romantic because it is home to a number of artists. The houses here are of the colonial style. The beaches are known for...Read more

  6. #6 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 461 itineraries
    Shopping Center Larcomar

    Tags: Shopping Center

    Address: Malecon de la Reserva 610, Miraflores No. 625-4343, Lima

    Timings: 11:00 am - 01:00 pm Details

    Larcomar is the most sought after commercial mall in Lima. It is situated on a cliff that stands on the shore of the sea. The panoramic view of the Lima coastline is priceless. The shopping centre is ...Read more

  7. #7 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 1615 itineraries
    Huaca Pucllana

    Tags: Exhibition

    Address: 8 General Borgono Cuadra, Lima 27, Peru

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Huaca Pucllana is a world-famous clay pyramid in Lima. It was the ceremonial and administrative centre of the city, a long time ago. This structure was built to house the clergyman who would practise ...Read more

  8. #8 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 1076 itineraries
    Iglesia Y Convento De San Francisco

    Tags: Church, Historical Site, Courtyard

    Address: Plaza San Francisco | Jiron Lampa y Ancash, Lima, Peru

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:45 pm Details

    This is a colonial convent church in the historical centre of Lima. In front of the church is a beautiful courtyard with exquisite tile-work. Inside the church are wooden carvings and old frescos. The...Read more

  9. #9 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 815 itineraries
    Parque De La Reserva

    Tags: Park, Fountain

    Address: Petit Thouars Avenue | Corner of Jiron Madre de Dios, Lima, Peru

    Timings: 08:00 am - 10:30 pm Details

    This is a public park in downtown Lima. The Guinness record-holder fountain circuit is a part of this park. This circuit has more than 10 differently designed colourful fountains. The park is situated...Read more

  10. #10 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 986 itineraries
    Cathedral Of Lima

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Jiron Carabaya, Lima 15001, Peru

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is a Roman Catholic Cathedral. It is situated right in the middle of the city, bordering the Mayor’s Plaza of Lima. The Church was one of the many structures that were damaged by an earthqu...Read more

  11. #11 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 859 itineraries
    Miraflores Boardwalk

    Tags: Light House

    Address: Lima coastline, Lima, Peru

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a pathway along the ocean. You can go for a stroll in the evening or a jog in the morning. The sound of the ocean water is suitable for some tranquil contemplation. You can seat yourself on on...Read more

  12. #12 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 889 itineraries
    Monastery Of Santo Domingo

    Tags: Church, Garden, Historical Site, Monastery

    Address: Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima,Peru

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is a historical church that stands hidden in the old parts of Lima. It is a good place to visit if you are tired of the downtown hustle. The atmosphere is serene and apt for some tranquil contemp...Read more

  13. #13 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 634 itineraries
    El Parque Del Amor

    Tags: Park, Statue

    Address: Malecon de la Reserva | Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Parque del Amor is a small public park. It has been built in the Milaflores district of Lima. It’s a lovers’ resort where couples from all walks of life spend their time lying on the lush ...Read more

  14. #14 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 241 itineraries
    Pachacamac

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, River, Archaeological Site

    Address: Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 |Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The temple of Pachacamac is an archaeological ruin site 40 kilometres to the southeast of Lima. It’s situated in the valley of the Lurin River. Several temples and old buildings are spread out o...Read more

  15. #15 of 166 Things To Do in Lima
    - Used in 543 itineraries
    San Isidro District

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Park

    Address: Av Paseo de Republica, Lima, Peru

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is an upscale district in Lima. Recently it has become the financial quarter of the town. Many businesses and banks have shifted their head offices from downtown Lima to here. The office blocks a...Read more

Activities And Tours

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