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  • Convento de San Francisco

    1. Convento de San Francisco

    El Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    With its ornate facade and bell towers, ancient library, and catacombs full of human skulls and other bones, the Convento de San Francisco is...Read More

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  • 2. Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)

    El Centro | Museum/Gallery

    Built in 1871 as the Palacio de la Exposición, this mammoth neoclassical structure was designed by the Italian architect Antonio Leonardi, with...Read More

  • 3. Museo Larco

    Pueblo Libre | Museum/Gallery

    Fuchsia bougainvillea tumbles over the white walls surrounding the colonial bishops mansion built atop a pre-Columbian temple. It houses the...Read More

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  • 4. Museo Pedro de Osma

    Barranco | Museum/Gallery

    Even if there were no art inside this museum, it would still be worth the trip to see the century-old mansion that houses it. The mansard-roofed...Read More

  • 5. Parque del Amor

    Miraflores | Park/Playground

    You could imagine you're in Barcelona when you stroll through this lovely park designed by Peruvian artist Victor Delfin. Like Antoni Gaudí...Read More

  • 6. Plaza de Armas

    El Centro | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    This massive square has been the center of the city since 1535. Over the years it has served many functions, from an open-air theater for melodramas...Read More

  • 7. Catedral

    El Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The first church on the site was completed in 1625. The layout for this immense structure was dictated by Francisco Pizarro, and his basic vision...Read More

  • 8. Convento de Santo Domingo

    El Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The 16th-century Convent of Saint Dominic offers a glimpse of life in a cloister. This sprawling structure shows the different styles popular...Read More

  • 9. Museo "Oro del Perú."

    Monterrico | Museum/Gallery

    When you see examples of how Peru's pre-Columbian societies manipulated gold—from a mantle made of postage-stamp-size pieces worn by a Lambayeque...Read More

  • 10. Museo Nacional de Antropología, Arqueología e Historia del Perú

    Pueblo Libre | Museum/Gallery

    The country's most extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts can be found at this sprawling museum. Beginning with 8,000-year-old stone...Read More

  • 11. Pachacamac

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Dating back to the first century, this complex of plazas, palaces, and other structures was for centuries a stronghold of the Huari people....Read More

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  • 12. Palacio de Gobierno

    El Centro | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The neobaroque palace north of the Plaza de Armas is the official residence of the president. It was built on the site where Francisco Pizarro...Read More

  • 13. Parque Municipal

    Barranco | Park/Playground

    Elegant royal palms, swirls of colorful bougainvillea, and the surrounding colonial architecture make this park stand out from others in Lima...Read More

  • 14. Puente de los Suspiros

    Barranco | Bridge/Tunnel

    The romantically named Bridge of Sighs is a wooden walkway over the tree-shaded Bajada de los Baños. Though the bridge itself is nothing special...Read More

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