Roxana Acosta SosaRoxana Acosta Sosa 21 AUGUST 2020 92 views 7 min. read

12 Instagrammable places in Lima

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The increased popularity of this social media and the search for more followers has led users to have photos in Instagrammable places.

Today a trend about tourism has emerged thanks to Instagram. This is because the vast majority of users seek to have a feed full of quality photos, different, and in impressive places to dazzle their followers. In this way, it promotes, in users, a kind of Instagramable tourism that can be local as well as international. If you travel to Peru and would like to take photos with the perfect click, we present you with the following list with 12 Instagrammable places in Lima.

1. The Olivar Park (Parque El Olivar)

The Olivar Park

If you travel to Lima, stop by this beautiful and Instagrammable place to take some bohemian-style photos. For those who have never been here, the Olivar Park is a beautiful forest-type park in the financial district of San Isidro, populated with more than 1500 olive trees.

This park dates from the colonial period, a time when houses began to be built around it, so today we can find mansions that, over the years and in a moderate Lima city, still preserve an architecture from that time. Due to its age, the Olivar Park has declared a National Monument in 1959.

This park populated by olive trees is very popular with tourists who come on weekends to enjoy the calm and green surroundings, ideal for a picnic and enjoying the outdoors. In the central part, to one side of the Republica street, there is a small lagoon with fish, around which people gather and take great pictures.

2. Magical Water Circuit (Circuito Magico del Agua)

Magical Water Circuit

Wondering what to see in Lima and get an unforgettable Instagrammable photo? Here you can have it. The Magical Water Circuit is a park where you can enjoy a night show with 13 water fountains, music, light, colour, and images. These 13 ornamental fountains are electronically controlled, and together with a synchronized light set, they offer a visual spectacle.

This beautiful place is located as Parque la Reserva and is also known as the Parque de las Aguas (Water Park), which is one of the must-do activities in Lima city. It was opened in 2007, and in 2009 it was awarded the Guinness record for being the world's tallest fountain complex in a public park.

Most impressive are the projections of dancers moving into a giant cloud of water that forms at the main source. People can enter some of the fountains and interact with the water jets.

3. Villa Swamps (Pantanos de Villa)

Pantanos de Villa

Villa Swamps is one of the best Instagrammable places in Lima. This protected area is located in the Chorrillos district. Many models and clothing brands are opting for a more natural environment to take their photos, and without a doubt, you will have a nice time.

This natural area is protected, and its importance is crucial. On the one hand, the place is a wetland ecosystem that serves as rest, food, and reproduction for migratory birds that travel from North America to South America.

At the same time, Los Pantano's de Villa is a natural site with an abundance of flora and fauna, with more than 250 species of birds. There is also a diversity of insects such as butterflies, ladybugs, some reptiles, rodents, in addition to aquatic fauna species such as different species of fish, molluscs, crustaceans, and others. Those who are looking to get nature photos to come here also to get incredible sunsets portrait.

4. Monumental Callao

Monumental Callao

This place has become the favourite of users on social media to take photos of those who travel to Lima. It was born as part of a cultural initiative, which sought to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the area through artistic development, and is famous for its graffiti routes, shops, restaurants, and cultural events.

You can find more than 10 galleries and exhibition rooms. The entrance has no cost if you decide to do the tour on your own, and the themes are varied, from Amazonian motifs to travel photographs, among others, the perfect place to be inspired.

You can pose alongside vintage objects, eye-catching murals, and colourful pieces. The idea is that you have fun and be the envy of Instagram with that memory of Monumental Callao.

5. El Jardin Cafe Vivero (Nursery Coffee Garden)

coffee shop in Lima

This place is a coffee shop inside a garden in Lima city with a vintage style and a classic infrastructure. There is no lack of multiple details that adorn the place along with antique furniture, chairs, and iron tables that harmonize, generating a magical atmosphere and loved by those who are looking to take romantic photos for Instagram and remember your travel to Peru.

This charming place opens its doors to those who wish to celebrate birthdays, weddings, and special events. This precious space has a magical aura that will completely envelop you and allow your day to be even more special. With a pleasant environment, this house will make you have a quiet moment outdoors both on its terraces and in its gardens.

6. Costa Verde Lima (Lima Green Coast)

Lima Green Coast

The main attraction of the Lima green coast is its beaches, which although not warm and crystalline, are very visited by surfers to capture spectacular photos.

The only sandy beach is at the level of Chorrillos and is very visited during the summer. On the other hand, the Costa Verde is ideal for a walk, accompanied by the sound of the sea. From the Green Coast, you will have a nice perspective of Lima city. You can see how the buildings are erected above the cliff.

If you were looking for what to see in Lima, and you like water sports such as surfing or kayaking, on the beaches of Lima you can rent surfboards. It doesn't matter if it's hot or cold; tourists take their board and jump into the water at any time of the day and ask their friends to immortalize them with a perfect click.

7. Murales de Barranco (Barranco Murals)

Barranco Murals

Without a doubt, this is one of the most visited districts of Lima. Many understand it as a hipster neighbourhood but beyond that, the historical and classic streets of Barranco show expressions of culture, art, and flavour that marks the identity of its locals and the bohemian nights that breathe there.

If you travel to Peru, take advantage of a visit to this capital’s district to give yourself time to photograph some murals, which in fact, is a very popular place for tourists who are looking for a touch of colour and culture in their Instagram photos.

8. Parque de la Amistad de Surco (Surco Friendship Park)

Surco Friendship Park

In the Surco Friendship Park, you will find various attractions for adults and children. This is located at the corner of Caminos del Inca Avenue and Nazarenas street. With its 30 thousand square meters on the entire surface, you will have numerous ways to take pictures highlighting the Lima city story.

Also, in this park is the train station, where there is an old steam locomotive that dates back to 1926. You can take advantage of all these elements to get great photos if you travel to Lima, inspired by retro and vintage’s air.

9. Plaza Mayor de Lima (Lima Main Square)

Lima Main Square

When travelling to the capital of Peru, you will find the Lima main square or also known as Plaza de Armas, where you can portray very interesting photos.

The square is located in the historic centre of the capital and is considered one of the most beautiful in South America. Around it, you can see beautiful historical monuments, such as the Cathedral of Lima, the Government Palace, the Archbishop of Lima, and the Municipal Palace.

With all these objects and items at hand, you can achieve a special touch in photos. You just have to let your imagination run wild and aim the target at what you are looking for in your images.

10. Kennedy Park

Kennedy Park

This is a central place in the heart of Miraflores district in Lima city, which can be considered as the busiest since around there you will find a lot of shops, restaurants, and varied businesses. Also, it is known for being the "Cat Park", since it houses a large group of cats, which freely walk around the place. It is without a doubt, something you will not see anywhere else in Lima.

It is for this same reason that the photos in Miraflores Lima can be very well seen in your profile. The bohemian form, in which the place is built, makes everything look correct in the photos.

11. Cementerio Presbitero Maestro (Presbitero Maestro Cementry)

Presbitero Maestro Cementry

Interested in knowing what to see in Lima but at night? This historic cemetery opens its doors at night, where it houses the best-known Peruvian presidents in history, including renowned figures from the congress.

Inside the place, you will find many ancient structures, which will give your photos a chilling, gloomy air, depending on what you are looking for. You can play with the lights, from the same place, as the lanterns, in addition to the dark background and the long and endless passages—a place where you can get a lot out of it.

12. Museo del Convento de Santo Domingo (Santo Domingo Convent Museum)

Museo del Convento de Santo Domingo

If you travel to Peru, you need to have photos of an old Lima and what better than visiting a convent. In this case, the Santo Domingo convent will give your images a unique touch. This construction was founded in1535, in the middle of the 16th century, and is located in the centre of Lima city.

In your photos, you will be able to show off a single coffered ceiling, which is made up of hundreds of carved woods, visit and capture the beautiful statues, halls, and the library. Also, on your photos, you will be able to show a story behind, because a place with hundreds of years will express a lot in your images, giving it a very striking and beautiful artistic air.

You should keep in mind that there are many places in Lima city to visit that will make your photos look great due to its landscapes, views, and murals. These Instagrammable places can help your Instagram profile become more Instagrammable and attractive to the public, and generate more followers, who will want to see more of your content. At the same time, you will help by giving a preview to those who have not yet been able to travel or do not know what to see in Lima. With a little creativity, each place will be perfect for that click you are looking for if you travel to Lima.


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Roxana Acosta Sosa is an Argentinan writer who likes to help different people who are looking for answers when reading a post. She is dedicated to writing on different topics including travel. Many are based on her own travelling experience to different countries and her motivation is to share them with those who want to live new adventures.

For the past 5 years, she has been residing in India to experience the culture more closely. She has been invited to give a speech at the International Book Fair in Calcutta city about the Argentine culture and she plans to write a book to tell everything lived in her own flesh as a foreigner in the country.

She is known for her love for animals and respect for the environment wherever she goes.


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