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Circuito Magico del Agua

Parque de la Reserva or Park of the Reserve or in English is a public park located in central Lima. The park has an irregular shape and a neo-classical style. The highlight of the park is Magic Water Tour. Magic Water Tour as of today is the largest fountain complex all over the world 13 interactive fountains. All of them have colorful light effects.

Miraflores

Miraflores is a famous and busy neighborhood in the capital of Peru, Lima. Miraflores is also famous as Ciudad Heroica or Heroic City in English. The name of the district literally means "to watch flowers". It is named so for it is full of flowers, greenery and gardens. Miraflores lies on the coast of Pacific Ocean and is very popular among tourists.

Museo Larco

Larco Museum is a is a pre-Columbian art museum in downtown Lima, Peru. The museum bears Rafael Larco Herrera's name, the person who provided the basic collection of the museum. The Museum's permanent exhibition represents 10,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history.

Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Armas of Lima is the first plaza constructed in Spanish South-American colonies. It is the birthplace of Peruvian capital. Since 1535 it remains the core of the city. Plaza Mayor houses a number of significant buildings.

Huaca Pucllana

Huaca Pucllana or Huaca Juliana is a huge pyramid comprised of seven platforms. The pyramid dates back to 200-700 AD and probably served as a ceremonial center for the civilization that inhabited Peru at that time. It stands in in the Miraflores district of Lima. Hucana Pucllana is an important historic attraction of Lima, where you can discover prehistoric life conditions. It possibly bears the name of a local god of protection.

Barranco
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Barranco is a famous neighbourhood or barrio in Lima, Peru. Barranco is the Spanish word for a cliff. The homes and restaurants of the district are lined on and around a cliff. It is city's most artistic and romantic district, where most of Peruvian artists, musicians, photographers and designers work and create art.

Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

Convento de San Francisco or Saint Francis Monastery are part of the Historic center of Peruvian capital, Lima. The complex contains the temple, the convent and two other churches La Soledad and El Milagro. The complex became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. The convent's library is famous all over the world for it preserves around 25,000 antique texts.

Miraflores Boardwalk

The Miraflores boardwalk or Malecon in Spanish stretches over the coastline of Pacific Ocean for six miles. The broadwalk on the top of a cliff, at the coast of the ocean opens up amazing marine views. It is a great spot for you to enjoy the natural landscape and take some pictures.

Centro Historico de Lima

Historic Centre of Lima (Centro Historico) is among top tourist attractions in Peru. The historic center concentrates all historic monuments of Lima, most of which are of Spanish colonial times and date back to 16h century. Located in downtown Lima, centro historico stretches from the Plaza de Armas to Plaza San Martin.

El Parque del Amor

Parque del Amor is a lover's park by the Pacific Ocean in Miraflores district of Lima. This small park is dedicated to the concept of love. It features a romantic setting with many flowers and a stunning view over the bay of Pacific Ocean. Don't miss here the sunrises and sunsets, because they are really magic!

Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores

Parque Kennedy stands at the very center of Miraflores, Lima. It is unofficially main square of Lima, as it is the busiest and most famous. Park's official name is Parque Central. It is comprised of two squares, largest of which is the Kennedy one. The square curiously bears the name of US President John F. Kennedy. You can find here a wide range of restaurants and cafes offering local food, shops with local souvenirs and anything Lima could offer you.

Cathedral of Lima

Basilica Cathedral of Lima is a Roman Catholic Church that stands in the Plaza Mayor, central Lima. It dates back to 1535. The cathedral venerates Apostle St John. The building combines Gothic, Renaissance and Neoclassical architectural styles. Cathedral of Lima also houses the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, a Spanish national who conquered the Peruvian lands.

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