Cerro San Cristóbal
Convento de los Descalzos
At the end of the attractive Alameda de los Descalzos, all but forgotten, is this 16th-century convent and museum, run by the Descalzos...
Plaza de Acho, Lima’s bullring, was built on this site north of the Río Rímac in 1766. Some of the world’s most famous toreadors passed...
Parque de la Muralla
During the 17th century, the heart of Lima was ringed by a muralla (city wall), much of which was torn down in the 1870s as the city...
Plaza de Acho
Bullfighting remains popular in Lima, though it's controversial in some circles. The height of the season is in October, during the...
A Lima institution since 1905, this old-world dining hall has served practically every Peruvian president for the last 100 years (the...
Cerro San Cristóbal information
This 409m-high hill to the northeast of Lima Centro has a mirador (lookout) at its crown, with views of Lima stretching off to the Pacific (in winter expect to see nothing but fog). From the Plaza de Armas, taxis can take you to the summit (from S16) or you can wait for the Urbanito bus , on the southwest corner of the plaza, which does one-hour tours to the summit from 2pm on. Buses run every 30 minutes.
A huge cross , built in 1928 and illuminated at night, is a Lima landmark and the object of pilgrimages during Semana Santa (Holy Week) and the first Sunday in May. There is a small museum (admission S1).