Sights & Attractions in Lima

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Things to Do in El Centro

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

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