Category Archives: Lima

Lima’s Best Museums: Visiting the Mario Testino Association in Barranco

The average traveler should choose their museum excursions with care: you want it to be worth the time invested, and offer something unique, that’s not redundant with other sights you’ve already visited. We’ve written about our favorite museums in Lima … Continue reading

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Lima’s Music Scene: 2 Weeks Until the Lima Vive Rock Festival

The most awaited event in Peru’s national rock scene, the Lima Vive Rock music festival, will take place in the capital in just two weeks. Last year’s event attracted thousands, and this year’s should be equally popular. With over twelve … Continue reading

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Just a Few Weeks till Lima’s Mistura Food Fair

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to attend Lima’s Mistura Food Fair, will take place next month from Sept 5th through 14th at the Costa Verde of Magdalena del Mar. This year’s theme is Biodiversity & Nutrition. As always, … Continue reading

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Enjoy Lima’s Nightlife!

Centered around Miraflores, San Isidro, and Barranco, Lima’s nightlife offers everything from electronica to cumbia. As long as you observe some basic safety rules (calling for registered taxis rather than taking one off the street, and keeping an eye on … Continue reading

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Honoring Saint Rose in Lima this August

Each August 30th, Peru celebrates a national holiday in honor of the first saint of the Americas, Saint Rose of Lima. The event is marked by heavy drinking, musical bands, and costumed folkloric dances. Roving street vendors hawk old-fashioned Peruvian … Continue reading

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Celebrate Peru’s Fiestas Patrias in Lima

Peru’s Fiestas Patrias commemorate its proclamation of independence each July 28th and honors its Armed Forces and National Police each July 29th. Most Peruvians take advantage of the holiday to travel domestically, attending concerts or dance shows celebrating Peruvian folklore, … Continue reading

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Travel Safe, Travel Happy: 10 Things You Need to Know About Taking Taxis in Lima

An estimated 330,000 taxis operate in Lima, a third of which are registered. Despite this alarming figure, you’re certain to take a taxi or two during your visit to Lima, especially from the airport, which is located in a dangerous … Continue reading

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Visiting Lima? Don’t Miss Bohemian Seaside Barranco

With its colorful colonial homes, exuberant gardens, and rocky paths leading right down to the sea, Barranco is Lima’s most picturesque neighborhood. The name means ravine, and describes the area well, as it’s characterized by rocky cliffs whose flower-lined paths … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Grape Harvest in Lima During Surco’s Vendimia Festival

Although Peru’s main Vendimia Festival takes place in Ica, Lima’s Surco neighborhood offers a smaller version for locals and visitors in Lima. The historically agricultural district celebrates grapes and all its derivatives in a fun multiday festival that begins with … Continue reading

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Lima Will Host the 2019 Pan American Games & Invests in the City’s Future

Lima has been enjoying a steadily increasing profile over the last years, especially its culinary scene. This month, Peru’s capital city pulled off another coup winning the competition to host the 2019 Pan American Games, beating other contending cities such … Continue reading

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