The Amature Travel Podcast recently delved into why Lima is one of the world's top tourist destinations, and here are the top recommendations offered by this popular show.
The podcast features Maggie O’Reilly, who has been living in and traveling to Peru for many years, thanks in part to the fact that her company, Mayta Collection, features textiles that come from across Peru, which means that she is always traveling across the country. If you are interested in listening to the podcast, you can check it out here.
Reasons why people should visit Lima
O'Reilly shares her perspective that good food in Lima does not mean that you need to go with classy options. She speaks about various hole-in-the-wall establishments that visitors might otherwise not hear about
Lima on the coast
Called the Costa Verde, since Lima is on the coast, adds flavor to the entire city. Coastal activities include paragliding, surfing, food, and animals.
Keep an eye out for the casonas, which are colonial-era houses, some of which have been renovated, some of which are falling down. According to O'Reilly, this is one of the aspects of Lima architecture that makes it the most unique
Recommended things to do
Go on a walk, or go on a bike tour. Lima is a very walkable city, so why not go on a walk? Making a walk from Miraflores to Barranco is one suggested recommendation. There are many great grassy areas including Parque Kennedy, which is located within the heart of Lima.
The Circuito Magico de Aguas, the magical water circuit is a nighttime collection of lights and water fountains that is a favorite for families who are in Lima.
Go to downtown Lima, where you can make a visit to historical buildings and museums.
Make a visit to Lima's museums. Two of the important museums featured on the podcast are the Larco museum, and the Mata Museum. The Mata Museum features photography from Mario Testino, who was a photographer who spent much of his career documenting the culture of Peru. This is a small but well-curated museum located in Barranco.
Make a visit to Lima's markets. The Inca market is the central artisan market in Lima and is a great market to visit if you want to connect with textile traditions that come from across the country.