Take a Look at Downtown Lima

by admin on October 13, 2010

In the heart of Lima, you’ll find architecture that is reminiscent of the European influence in Peruvian culture. Balconies like the ones in this photo add to Lima‘s architectural charm, and interesting details on many of the buildings get their inspiration from the streets of Spain. We even saw artisans in the marketplace selling tiny carved wooden replicas of balconies like these, some of which are quite intricate.

I took these photos from the car while driving through the area, but you can also enjoy this part of Lima by joining a bike tour, or just by taking a walk. Some sightseeing opportunities along the way include the Lima Cathedreal, Santo Domingo Church, and many historical monuments that have earned this area the distinction of being named a UNESCO World Heritage Center.