People walk down the colorful Pasaje Santa Rosa in Lima, Peru with the Municipal Palace and art gallery on the left, a restaurant on the right and the Plaza de Armas and Cathedral of Lima in the distance.

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Things to Know

A stepping stone for bucket-list sites such as Machu Picchu, Lima has its own special magic. Here's what you need to know before you come.

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Best Neighborhoods

From hip and bohemian to cheap and family-friendly, each pocket of Lima carries a unique identity and a vibe that goes deeper than surface level.

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Day Trips

Peru's capital is stunning, but travelers who leave Lima for a day will find incredible culture, archeological wonders, rest and relaxation and plenty of…

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Money and Costs

Head to the market. Work out by the seafront. Take the bus. Follow these and other tips to get the most out of Lima no matter how tight your budget.

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Navigating Lima can be fun, safe and eco-friendly when you've got our ultimate guide to getting around the Peruvian capital.

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Free Things to Do

From top museums to archaeological sites, visiting Lima on a budget brings a wealth of experiences, many of which are free.

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