Plaza de Armas
La Catedral de Lima
Next to the Palacio Arzobispal, the cathedral resides on the plot of land that Pizarro designated for the city’s first church in 1535....
Housed in a historic 16th-century building where General San Martin once slept, this cacao museum, with other outlets around the city,...
Museo del Pisco
The 'educational' aspect of this wonderful bar might get you in the door, but it's the congenial atmosphere and outstanding original...
One of several informal bistros in the Gastón Acurio brand, Tanta serves Peruvian dishes, fusion pastas, heaping salads and sandwiches....
Plaza de Armas information
Lima’s 140-sq-meter Plaza de Armas, also called the Plaza Mayor, was not only the heart of the 16th-century settlement established by Francisco Pizarro, it was a center of the Spaniards’ continent-wide empire. Though not one original building remains, at the center of the plaza is an impressive bronze fountain erected in 1650.
Surrounding the plaza are a number of significant public buildings: to the east resides the Palacio Arzobispal , built in 1924 in a colonial style and boasting some of the most exquisite Moorish-style balconies in the city. To the northeast is the block-long Palacio de Gobierno.