Historic heart of Lima

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In addition to the cathedral, Torre Tagle Palace - both on plaza de Armas - and the Iglesia y convento San Francisco, the historic heart of Lima conceals a host of other magnificent buildings from the colonial era. The charm of this district, a listed Unesco world heritage site, owes a great deal to the bewildering variety of beautiful wooden balconies that adorn the facades. As you stroll around, look out for those of the archbishop's palace, Casa de Osambela and the Torre Tagle Palace. A treat for the eyes!

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-depart from Plaza de Armas. Allow 1 day

Nearby tourist attractions

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Huaca Wallamarka
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The huaca Wallamarka is one of the many
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Los Descalzos convent
The imposing Los Descalzos convent,
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Alameda de Los Descalzos
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