Lima Adventure Tours
The historical downtown of the city is located in the Lima District, which is locally known as Cercado de Lima. This is where most vestiges of Lima’s colonial heyday remain, as well as the Presidential Palace and the Metropolitan Lima Municipal Council.
The neighborhoods of Miraflores and San Isidro are among the wealthiest in the city with most of Lima’s upscale hotels and other tourist destinations located in them. The latter district is also an important financial center that is nowadays far more important in Lima’s daily business life than the Cercado. The districts of La Molina, San Borja, and Santiago de Surco offer quieter, residential areas.
Barranco, not far south of Miraflores, is known as a bohemian neighborhood and has earned recognition for its population of writers and intellectuals. Barranco is also home to a famous historical bridge.