Jirón de la Unión
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.
Large cinema with outlets throughout the city, including in Miraflores .
Bustling with businesspeople at lunchtime, the bland, unsigned exterior gives little clue to the gorgeous baroque wood ceiling inside....
Jirón de la Unión information
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, were the place to see and be seen. The street has long since lost its aristocratic luster, but the shells of neocolonial and art-deco buildings survive. Watch out for pickpockets who work the crowds during street performances.