Explore pyramids and find things to do in San Isidro
Centrally located near business offices and foreign embassies and within one block of the Corredor Azul bus route, Radisson Hotel Plaza del Bosque provides the perfect jumping-off point for business and leisure guests. Escape the corporate high-rises and travel back to ancient times with a trip to the Huaca Huallamarca pyramid, or plan a romantic sunset outing with your sweetheart to Lima’s Bridge of Sighs. Looking for kid-friendly things to do? Splash around and catch a choreographed performance at the Magic Water Circuit.
Museums and education:
- Huaca Huallamarca (1.2 km)
Visit this adobe pyramid dating back to 200 BC, which served as both a temple and burial grounds. The attached museum displays artifacts found at the burial site, including intact skeletons, pottery, rag dolls and more.
Phone: +51 1 222-4124
- Casa Prado (4.5 km)
Attend seminars, summits and other important gatherings at this popular convention center.
Phone: +51 1 444-3764
- Museo Larco (7 km)
Admire more than 5,000 years of pre-Columbian art at this museum, built on the grounds of a pre-Columbian temple. The permanent exhibits include gold and silver jewelry, textiles, metals and pottery.
Phone: +51 1 461-1312
- Interactive Imagination Museum (8.3 km)
This hands-on science center provides opportunities for learning across multiple disciplines, including anatomy, biology and physics. Stand-out exhibits include an earthquake simulator, a dinosaur center and an aquarium.
Phone: +51 1 628-5898
- Virgin del Pilar Church of San Isidro (0.7 km)
Pack your camera and admire the Baroque architecture of this stunning Catholic church. The main wooden altarpiece stands 15 meters high and dates back to 1740.
Phone: +51 1 440-2230
- Saint Francis Monastery (7.6 km)
Encased in a Spanish Baroque-style exterior, this popular monastery houses a library with books dating back to the 14th century as well as ancient catacombs that are home to more than 25,000 bodies.
- Parque El Olivar (1.2 km)
Stroll hand-in-hand through the grounds of this 57-acre park dotted with olive trees and decorative ponds. Birdwatchers can observe more than 30 species around the premises.
Phone: +51 946 466-885
- Magic Water Circuit (3.2 km)
Located in Parque de la Reserva, this magnificent attraction features 13 illuminated water fountains. Bring the kids to cool off in the fountains during the day and return in the evening for the nightly water show, which features choreographed water “dances,” lights and music.
Phone: +51 1 424-0827
- Larcomar (5 km)
Shop at your favorite stores like Calvin Klein, Banana Republic and Steve Madden before sampling makeup at MAC or savoring frozen yogurt from Pinkberry at this expansive mall. Situated on a cliff, the center provides shoppers with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
Phone: +51 1 625-4343
- Astrid & Gastón (0.6 km)
This famous restaurant just one block from the hotel opened in 1994, when Gastón Acurio and Astrid Gutsche finished their culinary training in Paris and decided to create their own establishment. Over the years the food has shifted from French to distinctly Peruvian.
- San Martin Square (6.6 km)
This central square dedicated to José de San Martín, who won Peru’s independence in 1821, is a popular gathering spot for locals and tourists. The plaza features an impressive statue dedicated to its namesake and is surrounded by beautiful buildings with ornate architecture.
- Bridge of Sighs (6.9 km)
Woo your loved one with a romantic visit to Lima’s Bridge of Sighs, a popular gathering spot for lovebirds to watch the sunset. According to local legend, a wish will be granted if you cross the entire span of the bridge while holding your breath.
- Historic Centre of Lima (7.9 km)
Learn more about Peru’s colonial past with a visit to the Historic Centre of Lima, featured on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The stretch includes popular attractions such as San Martin Square, the Magic Water Circuit and Saint Francis Monastery.