Pictures of the #NiUnaMenos protest in downtown Lima

Below are pictures of the #NiUnaMenos protest against sexual violence and domestic abuse. They were taken by journalist Jack Dylan Cole. See his coverage of the march, #NiUnaMenos: 50,000 protest violence ...

Why is Lima called ‘City of the Kings’?

Why is this site called “Lima City of Kings?” “Ciudad de los Reyes” is one of Lima’s nicknames, along with “La Gris” (The Gray) and “La Perla del Pacifico” (The ...

Parque la Pera in San Isidro

  Normally I wouldn’t write a post about such a small park. However Parque la Pera in lower San Isidro earns a page on this blog for the new addition that ...

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Lugar de la Memoria museum in Miraflores

The Lugar de la Memoria museum in Miraflores commemorates the victims of Peru’s armed conflict with the Shining Path and MRTA from 1980 to 2000. The Shining Path and Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement waged war on the Peruvian state from the early 1980s through the 1990s. There is little consensus on how many were killed […]

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La Punta del Callao

Callao’s attractions come from its history, architecture, naval culture, rocky beaches, seafood and the upscale La Punta district. All the foreign tourists to Lima inevitably visit Miraflores, Larcomar, Barranco and the historic city center. But unfortunately left out among Lima’s most interesting sites is the La Punta district of Callao. In fact, Callao is not […]

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Cyberplaza: downtown Lima electronics market

Cyberplaza is a shopping mall specializing in all things electronics in downtown Lima. Laptops, tablets, cell phones, video games, pirated software and accessories for all those categories. Cyberplaza features at least 500 independent vendors. Most of them specialize in a specific area. And each area generally clusters their vendors. So you will pass five or six service technicians, […]

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Plaza de Acho: bullfighting in Lima

Lima’s Plaza de Acho hosts bullfights on Sundays during the annual season held in October and November. Built in 1766, the Plaza de Acho in Rimac is the oldest bullring in the Americas. Before its construction, Spanish colonists in Peru held bullfights in the Plaza de Armas. In bullfighting lingo, the bullfighting fanbase is known […]

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Parque de las Leyendas: the Lima zoo

Parque de las Leyendas, or Park of Legends, is Lima’s zoo located in the western district of San Miguel, just before Callao if coming from the city center or the southern districts of Lima. Interestingly, the zoo and park was built on the Maranga huacas, pre-Hispanic site and burial ground. Lima’s zoo, botanical gardens and a […]

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Parque de la Amistad in Surco

Parque de la Amistad (Park of Friendship) in Lima’s southern district of Surco is a family-friendly park featuring trains and ducks. It is best known for its Arco Morisco (Moorish Arch) pictured above. The arch is actually a replica of the original donated by Spain in 1924 and demolished in 1939. Parque de la Amistad […]

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