The Romance of Lima, Lima

Located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, Lima makes it the ideal place for a couple to spend some memorable time together. Tourists may walk along the beaches, visit the park of lovers, and/or spend an evening in a restaurant with beautiful view of the sea.
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The Romance of Lima Map

Guide Name: The Romance of Lima
Guide Location: Peru » Lima (See other walking tours in Lima)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Author: vickyc
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Huaca Pucllana

1) Huaca Pucllana (must see)

Huaca Pucllana is an archaeological site dating circa 200-700 AD, located in the Miraflores district of Lima. The staggering seven platform pyramid is made of adobe (small, handmade bricks, dried in the sun) and clay, and was popularly known as the place for ritual games. The mega structure stands almost 22 meters high, and is divided into two sections: one for ceremonial and the other for administrative use. The ceremonial section contains benches and deep pits that were designated for offerings of fish and miscellaneous marine life to the gods in a bid to win their favor. A part of this section features multiple small huts and clay structures with few walls still in place that once served as courtyards and patios.

The intended purpose of this pyramid was to demonstrate the religious might of the elite clergy and their ability to control the use of local natural water resources. The place serves as a significant ceremonial and administrative center for promoting Peruvian culture. There are tourist guides available for visitors to the museum, a little park whith native flora and fauna, and a house of craftsmen where handicrafts are exhibited and offered for sale.
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Fountain in Ovalo Balognesi

2) Fountain in Ovalo Balognesi

Lima offers a diverse assortment of fountains, many of which are located in squares or parks. The Fountain in Ovalo Balognesi is among the most fantastic fountains in all of the city. The fountain is located on the famous Miraflores beach, and is brightly illuminated at night.
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Parque del Amor

3) Parque del Amor (must see)

“The eternal happiness in life is to love and be loved”, so is the famous saying by George Sand. If you wish to express love to your sweetheart like you've never done before or to make them feel special, then make your way to Parque del Amor in Miraflores, Lima. This lovers' park is laid out on the cliffs of Chorrillos, creating an illusion of floating over the Pacific Ocean. Environed by walls inscribed with love quotes, it is virtually breathing romance.

You will hardly find another place on Earth or a monument built specifically for lovers, except here, in Miraflores. A kiss, as an apt example of action, speaks louder than words; based on this assumption is the statue of El Beso, featuring a couple passionately absorbed in the act of kissing. The park celebrates the joy of love openly and unreservedly. It is a favorite hangout spot for people in love, of all ages. The park emanates immense freedom for a public display of love, without conventional brakes or boundaries.

There are various “themed” competitions held within, including that for a longest kiss. Watching the sunset at Parque Del Amor, while embracing your dear one, brings a very special feeling. The atmosphere of serenity and tranquility seems to hold you back. Make sure to visit this place if you want to enjoy a unique sensation of love.
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La Rosa Nautica

4) La Rosa Nautica

La Rosa Nautica is what some may call "a restaurant on the waves." The restaurant rates among the most exclusive in the Miraflores district, and is very famous among the locals. La Rosa Nautica is set on pilings and the building offers a relaxing view of the ocean, ships, surfers, and paragladers.
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Miraflores Beach

5) Miraflores Beach (must see)

Miraflores is the most attractive of all the districts in Lima. Tourists often indulge themselves in the beautiful and upscale beaches, as well as the terrific shops and restaurants. Make sure you take your significant other for a walk down the golden sand, as the sun sets in the distance.

Walking Tours in Lima, Peru

Create Your Own Walk in Lima

Create Your Own Walk in Lima

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lima is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Miraflores Souvenir Shopping

Miraflores Souvenir Shopping

Tourists will indulge themselves in a number of traditional items from across Peru when shopping in Lima. Miraflores, a district in Lima, attracts a large number of tourists each year due to its abundance of shops. The markets range from boutiques, artisan markets, antique shops, jewelry, and clothes. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Lima, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Lima: Exploring Miraflores

Lima: Exploring Miraflores

Miraflores is the most attractive district for tourists in all of Lima. The district offers phenomenal views of the ocean, as well as amazing seashore restaurants, shops, parks, and interesting archaeological sites.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Lima, the capital of Peru, is a huge, thriving metropolis established by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. The carefully preserved city center has retained much of its original colonial character set in the stones of numerous Baroque and Renaissance cathedrals, colonial mansions and palaces, many of which are included in this city orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
Cultural Tour of Lima

Cultural Tour of Lima

Lima is renown for its various mysteries and places of high cultural value. This tour will take you for a walk around charming Pueblo Libre district and its most interesting attractions.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Lima without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Lima, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km
Lima Museums

Lima Museums

The capital of Peru is Lima. The city has a rich history of pre-Columbian heritage as well as a former oasis for American Indian culture. In 1535, the area was conquered by Francisco Pizarro - a Spanish conquistador - and officially became known as Lima.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km

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