Iglesia de La Merced
Centro Cultural de la Unica
A new temporary art gallery off a recently restored courtyard next to the condemned cathedral; expositions inside are small but packed...
Museo Cabrera Piedra
On the Plaza de Armas, this unsigned museum has an oddball collection of thousands of carved stones and boulders graphically depicting...
South of the plaza along Lima, local bars and clubs advertise live music, DJs and dancing. One of the least seedy options is Pekados .
True, the bow-tied waiters are a bit OTT (this ain’t the Ritz), but Anita does a mean stuffed avocado and the bakery counter knocks out...
cnr Bolívar & Libertad · interesting places nearby
Iglesia de La Merced information
Ica’s cathedral was the last church the Jesuits built in Peru before their expulsion. It was rebuilt in the late 19th century and contains a finely carved wooden altar. The effects of the 2007 earthquake caused a steeple and part of the roof to collapse. At the time of writing the church was still closed with talk of it being demolished. Various campaigns are being formulated to save it.