San Isidro is a glamorous district that stands out for its green zones and manicured lawns. The most representative and most beautiful park is El Olivar, with 450 year old olive trees that date from the colonial times. It was declared a National Monument in 1959.
El Olivar Park
Magic Olive tree
450 year old olive trees
San Isidro is one of the upscale districts of Lima with exclusive residential areas featuring some older mansions belonging to old aristocratic families.
Mansion in San Isidro
Casa Hacienda Las Condes
San Isidro is the financial center of the country; most local and international banks operating in the Peru have their headquarters in this district. It is also a multiethnic and multicultural place as many churches, synagogues and temples of other religions have set base in San Isidro as well as many embassies and consulates.
San Isidro, the Business district
More Information about Lima
Historic Lima is the most visited tourist destination, the Center of Lima or Centro de Lima, as locals call it, used to be the entire city with the Plaza the Armas as its heart.
Miraflores is the higher end side of the city and offers some of the most luxurious accommodations in Lima.
At night Barranco becomes the Lima that never sleeps, there is a large concentration of bars, live music nightclubs and peñas.
Like any megalopolis Lima suffers from pollution, traffic and poverty. Water supply is a big issue in a city located in the desert.