After the free walking tour you must be wondering what else to do, where else to discover, wat to eat, wheres the best coffee, where to go for shopping and so on so here we made a selection of the best places for you to ease your eager hunting.
Click in the tittles to see the map in google maps make sure to get to the places we suggest before 6 pm and most importantly have fun!
Wondering about why is there so many chinese food restaurants ''chifa'' in Peru, well here you will discovered it, historicly talking after the second world war many inmigrants from China ricched the coast of Lima and started working at the San lorenzo island picking up the WANO to be exported to europe little by little the conquest of this particular culture filtered in Peru starting in Lima by its gastronomy, nowdays its rare not to find a chinesse food restaurant in every single neighborhood in Peru.
During the colonization Many indians were subjected to accept many changes against them will, the first one to change from comunity system to economical system, the second one the extirpation of them language from Quechua to Spanish and the third was to change religion , they were no longer able to workship deities like the snake, Condor The god Sun and forth, but not all of them died without strugling see how they used to kill them in this museum that will give you the chills but as it is for free you will feel sme sort of hushing happiness.
Deep fried pork cooked in many ways and serve in a sandwich, but this is not another sandwich this is a sandwich with tradition since 1963 El chinito had taken over any sudden appetite since the first bite, I dont know if they put crack in the sandwich but its addictive.I wont say no more just go and try it yourself.
So you probably think that when you go shopping in Europe the price of Zara, Lacoaste and Tommy Hilfiger are right, and you endd up spending 800 euros for 3 pairs of jeans and 5 t-shirts, well guess what, the main countries in the world that produce massive quatities of cotton is India and Peru, in this store you will find the same brand the same quality but just because they have a very tiny deffect they sell it in less thn 7 dollars, dive into the piles of high quality clothes with recognized brands and ''stick it to the man'' while shopping in Lima.
If you are tired of walk long distances in Latinamerica looking for a good and chip veggie restaurant I got the solution for you , the best part is not that they sell vegetables by the kilo, no, the best part is that the place is a church called ''Alfa y Omega'' where they believe that Jesus Christ came to the land in a UFO and you can find many book on this topic, I suggest to get there before 3 pm cause everyone rushes for the food, Drinks and desserts also available.
Only a few steps away from the above restaurant where people believe that Jesus Came in a Ovni and did the Nazca lines you can find another vegeterain restaurant with a menu with entrance , main dish , drink and dessert for only 12 soles, the one I suggest you to ask is ''Lomo saltado de toufu'' you are welcome.
With no room for a doubt the best ceviche in the world is in Peru, many countries have them own way to make it but just like sex not everyone succeeds in practice, I invite you to try the ''ceviche de pescado'' in this place, the prices are reasonable and the portion are big plus a cold beer you will be thrilled with this marine flavour that will flirt with your stomack even after death. And remember if your ceviche is not spicy IS NOT CEVICHE!
Its funny but I spend 1 month in the caribean sea of Colombia and everywhere I went I was asking fo a good coffee, I found this place thinking on this issue and I found DA PLACE for you to drink a real cup of coffee and its called EL CORDANO, ask for an american or an expressso either way it will hit the spot. Also you can try delicious Peruvian desserts and classic peruvian food in a classy and cozy environment.
The revolution of craft beer started 5 years ago already in Peru and over 3 decades ago in the world but noone had ever made beer of coca leaves or quinoa come to this craft beer bar knows as to be part of the top 5 bars in Lima , over 46 kinds of beers and the best music for those who like to clap and drink at unison. We got you 20% discount here with your card.
In peru we said NO! to monsanto long time ago and our organic products are very varied and 100% natural, a traditional drink that you can get for 1 sol on the streets all over peru ots called amolinete, imagine you have a headache and you ask to one of this ''Emolienteros'' to make you something for your sickness, they will make a mixed of herbs that will ease your pain in seconds, this concept mixed with pisco and fruits brings up to live LA EMOLINETERIA , here you can have a great promotion 3 pisco drinks for the price of 1, if the magic fountain water is next on your list with these drinks the spectacle will be tripple trippy!
If buying copy and original products is your thing polvos azules got it all, remember to bargain at every cornner cause prices tend to rise when you are a tourist, they all offer almost the same so you have a wide variety of products from shoes to t-shirts diving into a sea of Go pro products and even smart phones.
The golden ending for a day in Lima must be at this place where watters will dance to the beat of etnic peruvian music and in summer time you can get wet with, rememberthat the show starts at 7:30 and gord on every 30 minutes, From Tuesday through Sunday, entrance fee 4 soles per person.
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobileJust finished this amazing afternoon tour with Luis. It was a lively, informative and extensive introduction to the indigenous people , their history, culture, language and way of life. An excellent and varied experience including a weaving demonstration, an introduction to local music and topped off by Luis showing us how to make a Pisco sour before we sampled this great speciality. Thank you Luis and Philipe. Brilliant afternoon!
Can't remember our guides names, but he was warm and congenial, but his english was not the best. still he did a good job. this is a nice compact tour that starts off the main square takes you to the mercardo, some inca building history and then up to san blas for one of the best views of the city and a pisco tasting. I still gave the guy a good tip, others gave change which was an embarrassment. For three hours between $5-10 seems reasonable, not 50 cents. Remember, the tours are free and these guys are working hard.
Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobileBrilliant friendly guide thanks Luis ! Really informative, cultural and fun included a bus excursion out of town to view the city from above and a free Pisco Sour in a great bar with views of the city
Didn't expect that tour to be so interesting. Our guide was fluent english, a good teller, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. The tour shows you around Cusco center, brings you to all the different corners of the place, learning about the history, the people, the food, the achitecture, etc. The tour last about 3 hours. The people working for Free walking Peru wears green vest, so you should be able to spot them pretty well. The tour ends at a restaurant/bar where they teach you how to make a local dish/drink and the view is amazing especially during sunset. If you have some time to kill or want to know about the city, this tour is a must.
“Un buon modo per girare il centro” Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile I free walking tour sono un modo divertente di girare la città vedendo i maggiori punti di interesse con una guida e conoscere altre persone. La nostra guida, elvis, è un ragazzo molto simpatico e competente. Aldilà delle informazioni che si possono trovare sulla guida, ci ha raccontato molti aneddoti che ti aiutano a capire meglio i luoghi che stai visitando. Considerando che i tour impiegano un paio d'ore, li raccomanderei assolutamente!
“Jamie is the best!” Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobileGreat tour with lots of good information. Jamie is very knowledgeable and is clear to understand. After exploring the main square we took a bus to Sacsayhuaman to see the ruins and such. The tour ends at a great bar with amazing views to sample traditional Pisco sours. Nice afternoon all in all!