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. 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 things to do, from shopping and green areas to important cultural sites such as the famous Indian Market and the ancient Huaca Huallamarca. International corporations such as ExxonMobil and Google are also nearby.
- Circuito Mágico del Agua (2 miles)
If you’re traveling with your family, don’t miss the laser light show at one of the world’s largest fountain complexes. During the day, tour the beautiful gardens and then let kids cool off in the fountains.
- Miraflores Malecón (2.5 miles)
For exceptional views of the Pacific, walk along the cliff’s edge on this six-mile public boardwalk. For the adventurous, paragliding excursions are also available from Parque Antonio Raimondi on the boardwalk.
Shopping and entertainment
- Mercado Indio (2.1 miles)
Visit the Indian Market for artisan-made souvenirs such as colorful blankets, handcrafted instruments and beautiful jewelry.
- Downtown Lima (4 miles)
Called “The City of Kings” when it was founded in 1535, this seaside metropolis offers great shopping, historic museums and world-famous dining.
- Museo de Historia Natural (1.3 miles)
One of the country’s premier cultural centers, the Museum of Natural History explores the variety of fossils, animals, minerals and plants native to Peru.
- Museo Larco (3 miles)
This privately owned museum boasts an impressive variety of pre-Columbian Peruvian art, including pottery, jewelry and more.
- Museo Oro del Perú (6 miles)
At the Gold Museum of Peru, you can marvel at the beauty of golden jewelry, masks and statues made by the Inca. This museum also houses a large collection of weapons and textiles from around the world.
- Huaca Huallamarca (0.4 miles)
Built as a temple by the indigenous Lima civilization, this adobe pyramid has stood for more than 1,500 years. Tour the museum to see the ancient artifacts and mummies discovered at this archaeological site.
- Palacio de Torre Tagle (2 miles)
Now home to the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this elaborately decorated Spanish-Baroque mansion was built in 1730. Be sure to take your camera for pictures of the beautifully carved wooden balcony.
Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) (9.1 miles)