Iglesia de la Merced
The first Latin Mass in Lima was held in 1534 on a small patch of land now marked by the Iglesia de la Merced. Originally built in 1541,...
Toward the center of downtown, this traditional casona houses the small Museum of Art & Popular Tradition.
Jirón de la Unión
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the five pedestrian blocks on Jirón de la Unión, from the Plaza de Armas to Plaza San Martín,...
Another vintage bar renowned for popularizing pisco sours. Intimate and old-world, it’s lined with stained-glass windows and tended by a...
In Lima Centro, the best supermarket is the block-long Metro in downtown, which also stocks prepared foods.
Miró Quesada 158 · interesting places nearby
La Merced information
Bustling with businesspeople at lunchtime, the bland, unsigned exterior gives little clue to the gorgeous baroque wood ceiling inside. The menu is long on traditional dishes; at busy times you may have to wait for a table.