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Lima’s best food & drink

Lima, Lima Region, Peru

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Close up of a ceviche dish

Lima is one of the best places to eat out in the world – with an astonishing restaurant scene and the finest chefs in South America.

Adult price: £35

Best for ages 18+

Lima Art Museum

Lima, Lima Region, Peru

Exterior of the museum building

Peru’s national art collection, with over 7,000 pieces dating from pre-Columbian times to the present day, showcased in a stately palace.

Adult price: £2

Best for ages 18+

Larco Museum

Lima, Lima Region, Peru

The exterior of the museum, with red-leaved plants and a Peruvian flag

The city’s most prestigious and encyclopedic art museum, with a vast permanent collection spanning three millennia of Peruvian art.

Adult price: £7

Best for ages 18+

Surquillo Market

Lima, Lima Region, Peru

Customers buying vegetables at the market

Mercado No1 de Surquillo, Lima’s food market, is packed with exotic fruit, vegetables and medicinal plants. It’s also a good spot to sample street food – simple ceviche and Butifarra pulled-pork sandwiches.

Best for ages 18+

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Lima Cathedral

Lima, Lima Region, Peru

The exterior of the Roman Catholic style cathedral

A temple to Spanish power, this huge, imposing cathedral houses the remains of Pizarro, Conqueror of the Incas.

Adult price: £6

Best for ages 18+

Saint Francis Monastery

Lima, Lima Region, Peru

The pastel yellow exterior of the monastery, with birds gathering in front

A UNESCO World Heritage listed Spanish-colonial monastery, dating back to 1674, with striking baroque architecture and bone-filled catacombs. The convent’s library possesses over 25,000 antique texts, including the first-ever Spanish dictionary and a Holy Bible edition from 1572.

Adult price: £3

Best for ages 18+

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Gold Museum

Lima, Lima Region, Peru

A golden sculpture of a face, with gemstones

One of the world’s largest collections of pre-Colombian Peruvian gold, more than 7,000 artefacts, includes items from Inca, Sican and Moche culture. The museum also houses an extensive collection of weapons from around the world, dating back to the 13th century. Open daily.

Adult price: £6

Best for ages 8+

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Huaca Pucllana

Lima, Lima Region, Peru

A large adobe and clay pyramid made of individual bricks

Lima’s only pre-Colombian ruin of note is a giant adobe pyramid built in seven sections and sitting in suburban Miraflores. It served as an important ceremonial and administrative centre from 200AD to 700AD. Outside the colonial centre but unmissable.

Adult price: £3

Best for ages 18+

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