As Peru’s largest city, Lima offers a wealth of experiences, from the historic colonial architecture to the world-famous foods and the cool sea breeze. Once overlooked as a stop on the way to Machu Picchu, Lima has proved itself as one of the destinations of a lifetime. We are here to give you the 12 Instagrammable Spots in Lima, Peru.
El Beso (The Kiss) located in Parque Del Amor is a statue of an affectionate couple embraced in a hug. The statue is said to depict the creator Peruvian artist Víctor Delfín and his wife kissing.
Barranco is a hip area with nice bars, restaurants, cobblestone streets, and colorful colonial buildings. There is a bridge called The Bridge of Sighs (Puente de Los Suspiros) which is a famous landmark for tourists and locals alike. Barranco is pleasant to walk around in, and the views of the water add to the peaceful atmosphere.
Lima is blessed to have an ocean view that borders the Pacific Ocean. One of the best places to view the sunset/sunrise is in Miraflores near Larcomar (A Shopping Mall) and as you walk north you will pass by a lot of green areas, parks, and a paragliding station.
La Costa Verde
The Costa Verde is a beautiful boardwalk that stretches through Lima’s neighborhoods of Barranco, Miraflores, and Chorrillos. Being high up on the cliffside provides unobstructed and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. It is a definite must to rent a bike/car/scooter and pass through the entire coast while taking pictures/videos of it.
Huaca Pucllana is located in the Miraflores district. It’s an archaeological clay pyramid, dating back to 200 AD where it was built by the pre-Inca civilization who occupied the region from 200 to 700 AD. One of the reasons that this clay structure has stayed here for thousands of years without melting into a mushy mess is the extremely low rainfall in Lima. It rarely rains here!
Parque Kennedy is one of the main areas where tourists and locals alike come to sit down and enjoy the green view. It is home to hundreds of stray cats that the park organizers take care of. These cats are adoptable so if you fall in love with one of them you can visit gatos parque kennedy to find out more.
Cerro San Cristóbal
Cerro San Cristóbal is a hill close to the center city where you have a great view over Lima and get an idea of how far the city stretches out. To get there, you can catch a bus tour from Plaza de Armas. The sunset is such a spectacular view that will mesmerize you every time you look back on the photos you take.
El Parque Del Amor
El Parque Del Amor possesses a lot of vibrant Mosaic walls that create endless space for photoshoots. It also houses the popular El Beso statue where couples come to take selfies.
Parque De La Reserva
Parque De La Reserva is a park located in downtown Lima. During the day, the park provides families a perfect escape from the heat, and at night, the park transforms into a magical water show known as the Circuito Magico Del Agua.
Historic Centre of Lima
The Historic Centre of Lima is where the Spanish conquistadores first settled in 1535 and made it their home base. While not all of the city’s architecture has survived the wars and numerous earthquakes, what remains is nonetheless spectacular. From old cathedrals to colonial mansions, Lima’s historical center can keep you walking around for days just by taking in all the beautiful sights and trying to navigate the streets.
Plaza De Armas De Lima
Plaza De Armas De Lima is the birthplace of the city of Lima, as well as the core of the city. Located in the Historic Centre of Lima, it is surrounded by the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop’s Palace of Lima, the Municipal Palace, and the Palace of the Union.
Mercado Numero 1 Surquillo
There are a lot of markets from big to small in the city of Lima, however, the one that’s closest to Miraflores and is considered much safer from a tourist viewpoint is Mercado Numero 1 located in Surquillo. You can get all sorts of natural ingredients, fruits, vegetables, and poultry etc. for a very low price!