Handpicked by a Peru Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Things to do in Lima'.

Lima, the capital city of Peru, is a bustling metropolis with a rich history and vibrant culture. There are plenty of things to see and do in this dynamic city, from exploring the historic sites to enjoying the local cuisine. Here are a few must-visit attractions in Lima:

1. Visit the historic district of Lima, known as the 'City of Kings', and explore the beautiful colonial architecture of buildings such as the Cathedral of Lima and the Government Palace.

2. Take a stroll along the picturesque Malecon, a waterfront promenade that offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. You can also visit the Larcomar shopping center for some shopping and dining options.

3. Indulge in the local cuisine by trying some traditional Peruvian dishes such as ceviche, lomo saltado, and pisco sour. Visit local markets like Mercado Central or Mercado Surquillo to sample some of the best food in the city.

4. Explore the art and history of Peru at the Museum of Larco, which houses an extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts and artwork. You can also visit the Museo de la Nacion for a broader view of Peruvian history.

5. Take a day trip to the nearby archaeological site of Pachacamac, a pre-Inca religious complex that offers a fascinating glimpse into Peru's ancient past. You can also visit the nearby district of Barranco for its colorful street art and bohemian vibe.

Whether you are interested in history, art, food, or simply soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of a bustling city, Lima has something to offer for everyone. Plan your trip to Peru's capital city and experience the best of what this dynamic city has to offer.

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