How To Spend A Day In Port In Lima

Port Day: Lima

From Plaza Mayor to Barranco and back, we've got you covered in this Peruvian gem

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Originally appeared in September 2015 issue of Virtuoso Life
  • Begin in the city’s historic center with a Peruvian breakfast at chef Gastón Acurio’s Tanta. Nearby at Parque de la Muralla, see the seventeenth-century remains of the wall built to protect the city from pirates and privateers.
  • Explore Plaza Mayor, Lima’s birthplace and core. Noteworthy sites include the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, and Palace of the Union.
  • Make your way to Miraflores for lunch at Huaca Pucllana, a restaurant in a 1,500-year-old pyramid constructed by priests as a ceremonial and administrative center. Explore the ruins afterward, or hunt for souvenirs at Larcomar shopping center. Some favorites: Ilaria for silver, Sol Alpaca’s and Kuna’s wool goods, and Dédalo for Peruvian crafts.
  • Discover bohemian Barranco, the city’s artistic hub. Galería Lucía de la Puente and MATE – Museo Mario Testino consistently showcase interesting art, and Dédalo has an outpost in an old colonial home. Don’t miss coffee at Bisetti before returning to the ship.
– Verónica Flórez and Mónica Macha, travel advisors, Lima

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