East of the center is the Barrios Altos (Uptown) neighborhood. Here the oldest, though least stable, buildings in Central Lima are located. Two cemeteries, El Angel and Presbítero Maestro, form the eastern border with El Agustino. Parts of the long-demolished colonial city walls can be seen here.
The Basilica Cathedral of Lima is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the Plaza Mayor of downtown Lima, Peru. Construction began in 1535, and the building has undergone many reconstructions and transformations since. It retains its colonial structure and facade. It is dedicated to St John, Apostle and Evangelist.
San Cristobal Cross One place in Lima, Peru that many tourists fail to visit is Hill San Cristobal, called Cerro San Cristobal in Spanish. The hill is part of the Rimac valley mountain range and got its name in 1535, shortly after the Spaniards erected a large cross on the side of the hill.
Recognized as one of the best hotels in Lima, Sonesta Hotel El Olivar also offers a fine restaurant with the best of local and international gastronomy, outdoor pool, gym, fully equipped meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology, business center and 24-hour guest service.
MUSEUM Through these pages the Miguel Mujica Gallo Foundation wishes to show the world the beauty and quality of the works of different cultures, both from our Peruvian heritage, as seen in the Gold Museum of Peru, and from the different countries around the world, through the Weapons of the World Museum .
Huaca Pucllana or Huaca Juliana (possibly from Quechua wak'a a local shrine to a protector deity, a sacred place, sacred, pukllana game) is a great adobe and clay pyramid located in the Miraflores district of central Lima, Peru, built from seven staggered platforms.
La Punta is the one district were most regatas are launched. Yacht Club del Peru has its main venue in La Punta in the beautiful Aspillaga House. There are four rowing clubs in La Punta: Club Universitario de Regatas, Club Regatas Union, Canottieri Italia, Club de Regatas Lima.
The Larco Museum (Spanish: Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera) is a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art, located in the Pueblo Libre District of Lima, Peru. The museum is housed in an 18th-century vice-royal building built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid.
The Lima Art Museum - MALI Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI. The Lima Art Museum presents 3000 years of Peruvian art. The museum has a large selection of pre-Columbian textiles and ceramics, pictures and furniture from Colonial and Republican times and a significant selection of paintings and photographic works from modern times.
Lima’s Circuito Mágico del Agua (Magic Water Circuit) opened in 2007 after a hefty investment of US$13 million. Built within the Parque de la Reseva, a historic 19-acre (eight hectare) park, the series of 13 illuminated fountains has since proved a successful addition to Lima’s many attractions.
Convento de San Francisco is the Spanish name for Saint Francis Monastery located in Lima, Peru, south of Parque la Muralla and one block northeast from the Plaza Mayor. The church and convent are part of the Historic Centre of Lima, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991.
From the chapel on top of the Morro Solar, you can see the local artisanal fish market and some private beaches of an expensive private club. There are also statues of the Peruvian Saints: Santa Rosa de Lima, a local lady with roses in her hair, and San Martin de Porres, a saint from mixed African-Peruvian descent, who is still the most popular saint in Peru.
Parque de la Muralla (Park of the Wall) is located behind the San Francisco Church directly at the banks of the River Rimac. In this park remains of the old city wall that once protected Lima from invading pirates and the rising waters of the Rio Rimac were unearthed.
Museo Mario Testino (also known as MATE, pronounced mAH-teh) is a non-profit institution founded in 2012 set up by Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino. It was initiated to contribute to Peru through the development and promotion of heritage and culture.
The Museo Nacional de Arqueología Antropología e Historia del Perú (English: National Museum of the Archaeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru) is the largest and oldest museum in Peru, located on Plaza Bolívar in the Pueblo Libre district of Lima.The museum houses more than 100,000 artifacts spanning the entire history of human occupation in what is now Peru.
The museum often houses temporary exhibitions and cultural events. Check out announcements in the local press. The permanent exhibition area of the museum is closed for renovation presumably until mid-2015! Only the places for temporary exhibitions in the 3rd and 6th floor as well as the convention rooms are open to the public.
Located at a few blocks distance from the Historical Centre, towards the Southern districts, encircled by the Avenidas Paseo Colón, Garcilazo de la Vega, 28 de Julio and the Expressway Avenues, stands the Parque de la Exposición, a splendid urban set that comprises the Gran Parque de Lima Great Park and the Palacio de la Exposición Exhibition Palace, the latter containing the Art Museum of Lima.
The park is located right off of the Estadio Nacional Metropolitano stop right in front of the National Stadium. The actual address is Madre de Dios, Lima but it also borders the street Petit Thours. There is parking inside the park but the line was a bit long.
The Parque de las Leyendas is Lima's traditional zoo. But it's much more than that. It is located amidst a big part of Lima's most extensive ancient city and is one of the most important pre-Hispanic complexes at the central Peruvian coast called the Archaeological Complex of Maranga. The park successfully manages to combine ecology, archaeology, education and relaxation.
Parque Zoologico Huachipa has large natural and recreational areas, including small, clean and nicely maintained areas for the animals, gardens with over 600 species of exotic, native and endangered plants, a bonsai garden, a cactus garden and a garden for succulent plants.
Located in the old and traditional district of Barranco, is the Museum Pedro de Osma. The Museum has one of the best painting collections in Peru with pieces dating back to the 16th century. The paintings from well-known artists are on linen cloth, metal, wood, glass and leather.
Hostal Plaza Mayor is located 350 feet away from the Government Palace of Lima and Lima's Cathedral. Santo Domingo Museum and the Desamparados Train Station are 1,000 feet away from the property. San Martín Square and the Inquisition Museum are 1,650 feet away.
The Plaza San Martín is one of the most representative public spaces of the city of Lima, Peru. It is located at the ninth block of Colmena avenue, within the Historic Centre of Lima which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO. It is located near the Plaza Mayor of Lima and is connected to it by the Jiron de la Union.
The Real Felipe Fortress, located in the province of Callao, is an impressive military building built during the eighteenth century to defend the Peruvian coast from pirates and privateers which threatened shipments carrying cargoes of gold and silver to Spain.
The Reducto No. 2 Park was established at exactly the place where the Peruvian army and poorly armed militias under General Andrés Avelino Cácares set up to defend Lima from the invading Chilean troops during the War of the Pacific. The park houses next to green spaces a small museum, dedicated to General Andrés Avelino Cácares.
The Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas is an 18th-century church in the center of Lima. It is a hub of spirituality and tranquility. The complex incorporates the monastery as well as the sanctuary. The surrounding area is animated with vendors and street performers.
Saint Peter Church (Lima) Iglesia de San Pedro is the Spanish name for Saint Peter Church (formerly San Pablo church) located in Lima, Peru. The church was completed in 1638. It is administered by the Jesuits and it was created Basilica as part of the Archdiocese of Lima.
Interior of the Torre Tagle Palace The Torre Tagle Palace is a Spanish Baroque palace located at Jr. Ucayali 363, in downtown Lima, Peru, a couple blocks east of the Plaza de Armas. The palace currently is home to the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.