Explore Lima’s rich cultural history
With a proud history extending back nearly 500 years, the thriving metropolis of Lima is a hub of South American business and culture, with an internationally known dining scene. The Radisson is located in the upscale San Isidro district and is just a block from Avenida Javier Prado, one of Lima’s main thoroughfares. You’ll find plenty of great shopping and green areas nearby, plus important cultural sites such as the famous Indian Market and the ancient Huaca Huallamarca (or Wak'a Wallamarka). International corporations such as ExxonMobil and Google are also nearby.
Make time to see these Lima attractions:
- Huaca Huallamarca (0.5 miles)
Originally built as a temple by the little-understood Lima culture, Huaca Huallamarca has stood for 2,000 years. Come tour the museum to see the ancient Indian artifacts and mummies discovered there.
- Museo de Historia Natural (1.3 miles)
The nation’s premier Museum of Natural History explores the variety of fossils, animals, minerals and plants native to Peru.
- Indian Market (3 miles)
Visit the “Mercado Indio” for artisan-made souvenirs such as colorful blankets, handcrafted instruments and beautiful jewelry.
- Torre Tagle Palace (4.3 miles)
This exquisitely decorated Spanish-Baroque mansion was built in 1730 and is now used as government offices.
- Gold Museum (7 miles)
Come marvel at the beauty of golden jewelry, masks, statues and more made by the Inca, plus weapons and textiles from around the world.
- Downtown Lima (8 miles)
Called “The City of Kings” when it was founded in 1535, this seaside metropolis offers great shopping, historic museums and world-famous dining.
Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) (9.3 miles)