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Lima Travel Tips

Be Charmed by the Diversity of Attractions near Lima Vacation Rentals

Lima is a city of diverse interests. It is a wonderful blend of old colonial architecture and modern sophistication. As once the seat of colonial Spanish rule which lasted for 300 years, the city of Lima has many beautiful old buildings. People that have an interest in architecture and colonial history will find Lima fascinating. There are also several archeological sites in and around the city, as well as many monuments and museums that can be explored at leisure. In line with the modern trend of adventure tourism, Lima has much to offer the visitor who enjoys the outdoors. The coastline has good waves which are perfect for surfing and kite boarding. Windsurfing is another popular pastime. On land, there is an adventure for every kind of interest. Paragliding, mountain biking and hiking are just a few ways in which to explore the countryside.

Interesting Historical Sights to See near Lima Villas

The Museo Nacional de Antropologica y Arqueologica is possibly one of Lima’s greatest attractions. The museum has one of the most impressive and extensive collections of pre-Columbian artifacts in the country. Visitors can see textiles, ceramics and granite obelisks of the Nazca and other ancient civilizations that lived in the region thousands of years ago.

The Museo de Oro is a private museum otherwise known as the Gold Museum. It has unique artifacts relating to the treasures of the ancient civilizations. One of the most impressive displays is of golden treasures from the Inca Empire.

The Church of San Francisco is a marvelous display of Spanish Colonial architecture. Its unique geometric decoration is intricate and the church is a rare example of Andalucian Moorish design. It is most interesting to visit the catacombs that run beneath the church grounds. These can be accessed through the adjoining monastery which also has an impressive collection of ancient books.

The Historical Center of Lima is an amazing place to visit if you are interested in Spanish Colonial architecture. The center is made up of the Municipal Theater, government palace, train station, main square and cathedral. In addition, there are several viceroyal mansions with Moorish-style balconies which can be found by exploring the old city streets.

The arena at the Plaza de Ancho in Rimac is where traditional bullfights take place. The bullfighting season is relatively brief running from October to November each year. Bullfighting in the Spanish style means that the bull is killed in the end. It is an impressive spectacle to watch if you have an interest in such activities.

The Petit Thouars Handicraft Market is the best place to find hand-made crafts and souvenirs. Here, you can purchase beautiful ceramics, gold and silver jewelry, wool sweaters, textiles, traditional outfits and alpaca carpets.

Getting to Lima Apartments

The Jorge Chavez International Airport is located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Lima. It hosts a range of international airlines from North and South America as well as Europe. There are regular commercial flights that arrive on a daily basis from various destinations. Getting through customs can be quite time consuming so allow extra time for this. Lima also serves as the main hub for regional flights to places such as Cusco and the Inca Trail. To get from the airport to your rental home, your best option is a taxi. Try to pre-book one for your arrival and negotiate the fare in advance. The taxis are not metered; unless you do this, you may end up paying much more.

Best Time of Year to Visit Peru Vacation Rentals in Lima

The summer in Lima starts in December and runs through to May. Daytime temperatures are in the mid-20s (Celcius) and there is about 70 percent humidity. This is the most popular tourist season. The spring and autumn months are relatively mild. In the winter, the temperatures can be quite cool and the humidity is high. Rain is frequent and mist often shrouds the city.

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