Sights & Attractions in Lima


Things to Do in El Centro

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
Barrio Chino
A ceremonial arch at the corner of Ucayali and Andahuaylas marks...
Neighborhoods / Streets El Centro
Casa Riva-Agüero
A pair of balconies with celosías—intricate wood screens through...
Houses / Mansions El Centro
Casa Solariega de Aliaga
Lima's oldest house, commonly known as Casa Aliaga, is a beautiful...
Houses / Mansions El Centro
Casa Torre Tagle
This mansion sums up the graceful style of the early 18th century...
Houses / Mansions El Centro
The first church on the site was completed in 1625. The layout...
Religious Sites El Centro
Cerro San Cristóbal
Rising over the northeastern edge of the city is this massive...
Viewpoints El Centro
Convento de Santo Domingo
The 16th-century Convent of Saint Dominic offers a glimpse of...
Religious Sites El Centro
Correo Central
Inaugurated in 1924, this regal structure looks more like a palace...
Government Buildings El Centro
Estación de Desamparados
Inaugurated in 1912, Desamparados Station was the centerpiece...
Transportation Sites El Centro
Iglesia de Jesús, María y José
The 1659 Church of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph may be smaller than...
Religious Sites El Centro
Iglesia de la Merced
Nothing about this colonial-era church could be called restrained...
Religious Sites El Centro
Iglesia de San Francisco
Bones—including thousands and thousands of human skulls—are piled...
Religious Sites El Centro
Iglesia de San Pedro
The Jesuits built three churches in rapid succession on this...
Religious Sites El Centro
Municipalidad de Lima
Although it resembles the colonial-era buildings that abound...
Government Buildings El Centro
Museo de Arte de Lima
Built in 1871 as the Palacio de la Expedición, this mammoth neoclassical...
Museums / Galleries El Centro
Museo de Arte Italiano
Italian art in Peru? This small museum is one of the city's most...
Museums / Galleries El Centro
Museo del Congreso y de la Inquisición
Visit the torture chambers of the Spanish Inquisition, where...
Museums / Galleries El Centro
Palacio de Gobierno
The neobaroque palace north of the Plaza de Armas is the official...
Castles / Palaces El Centro
Parque de la Exposición
Eager to prove that it was a world-class capital, Lima hosted...
Castles / Palaces El Centro
Plaza de Armas
This massive square has been the center of the city since 1535...
Squares El Centro
Plaza San Martín
This spectacular plaza is unlike any other in the city. It is...
Squares El Centro
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