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24 Hours In Lima Peru | Lima Travel Guide
Lima has become one of the most visited capitals of South America in recent years. Initially it was considered only an airport layover for a trip to Machu Picchu and Cuzco. Now, above all, Lima got famous as a culinary capital of the world. Further, it’s a revitalised city, and a tourist destination where new and modern cross paths. If you only have a day, follow our 24 hours in Lima Travel Guide to see the highlights of this beautiful capital city.
Recommended tours – 24 hours in Lima
First morning activity in your 25 hours Lima should be seeing the changing of the guard! Head to Plaza Mayor at 11:45 am ( Monday – Saturday) to see the changing of the guard ceremony along with a brass band performance, an entertaining spectacle to see! After that, grab a bite to eat or a coffee at Plaza Mayor.
Firstly, Lima is famous for parks, food and cathedrals. Secondly, during your 24 hours in Lima you should include the broad array of museums to your list of things to do in Lima. For example, the three most famous are The National Museum of Archaeology, Larco Museum, and The Gold Museum. These are my favourite museums for exploring the history of the local indigenous cultures!
Parque Kennedy in Miraflores – 24 hours in Lima
Parque Kennedy is a must-see on any Lima Travel Guide. Centrally located and offers a great starting point to explore Lima. This is from where you can start visiting the streets of Miraflores with many trendy upscale shops. Stroll along the Malecon for a beautiful view of the coastline. For more adventurous people, sign up to go paragliding and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city and surrounding coast!
Lima is the culinary capital of South America, that is why, the best thing you can do is to confirm a culinary tour or at least some sort of a cooking experience. The culinary tours depart for lunch or dinner and give you an excellent overview of Peruvian restaurants and markets. You can even try making ceviche; a delicious local dish made with seasoned raw fish. Sip on a tangy pisco sour, Peru’s most famous drink and enjoy some good food.
When night falls, head to Parque de la Reserva to see the beautiful water fountain display, with 12 fountains that dance to music. It was named the largest water fountain park in the world. Coloured lights accent the flow of the water as the park transforms into a beautiful wonderland. To sum up, parque de la Reserva is a must place to visit during 24 hours in Lima.
Recommended Hotels in Lima – 24 hours in Lima
5* Hotel in Lima Peru JW Marriott Lima is a sophisticated 5-stars hotel located on the cliffs of Costa Verde. Its rooms offer a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the rest of Peru’s capital city. Its comes with a Health Club where the guests can get a massage or a facial, and keep up with their daily routine at the gym. They have two delicious restaurants that offer the best of international cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood.
4* Hotel in Lima Peru Casa Andina Select Miraflores is centrally located, only 2 blocks from Parque Central in the Miraflores neighborhood of Lima. With an urban aesthetic – featuring locally inspired art and decoration – Casa Andina Select offers sophistication at an affordable price. The rooms have 4-star amenities, and the hotel has a restaurant, spa, gym, terrace, Jacuzzi, VIP Salon and business center.
3* Hotel in Lima Peru Located near Larco Street in Miraflores, the superior 3-star Hotel Allpa is surrounded by shops, restaurants, and cafes. Only a few blocks from the scenic boardwalk with views of the Pacific Ocean. Suites have king-size beds, living rooms, Jacuzzi tubs, and minibars. Guests can dine at the Viaggio Restaurant (Peruvian-Italian cuisine), or order 24-hour room service.