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Last hours in Lima

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The last day of a trip is always a bit bittersweet. Two weeks are too short for travel to Peru, But in my opinion always is better travel a short time than not. Last week, when I wrote that Ravine We were small, a reader told me that we had next door Miraflores and that we could have gone, but one of the things that was very clear about this trip is that soon we would return to Peru and that the gateway to the country will continue to be Lima, which is why we prefer to take it easy and savor the little moments.

the best way to Access to downtown Lima from Barranco is with the metropolitan. It is a bus with its own lane and platforms, so it almost looks like a tram or subway. It is very fast and they say it is the safest medium. Security is an issue that everyone insisted in Lima, so we did the typical tour of the capital: we went downtown, to the main square, and visited some museums such as the gastronomic, which is very new and very modern, and the museum of the Inquisition. We got off one station earlier by mistake and a guard, when he saw us consulting the map, warned us not to deviate from the yellow tile road which led to the center because it was dangerous, which surprised us a bit.

We walked quietly until we reached the shopping street that flows into the main square, Union street, a lively street full of shops and food stalls. Then we were taking pictures of the square, with its colonial-style facades, its presidential palace, the archbishop's palace, the cathedral and the beautiful bronze fountain. Then we went to museum of the Inquisition. After queuing up, we entered for free and were assigned to a guided tour in which we learned about this historically shameful institution, and we even toured the remains of the tunnels of the old dungeon.

Museum of the Inquisition

Later, we returned to the square and wandered around a bit. Thus we discover the gastronomy museum, in which a review of the history of Peruvian cuisine and how much it has to offer the world. It is a free museum, very modern and very entertaining, where you can see some of the history of food in Lima and, for example, the multitude of corn varieties that grow in the country.

The sacrament eating guinea pig, in the Gastronomic Museum

Then we went to the bridge that crosses the Rimac River and from there we saw the poor neighborhood that extends beyond. Then we looked for a place to eat and it was hard for us to decide, but we ended up on a terrace in the center.

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