Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Lima

Museo Larco

In an 18th-century viceroy’s mansion, this museum offers one of the largest, best-presented displays of ceramics in Lima. Founded by pre-Columbian collector Rafael Larco Hoyle in 1926, the collection includes over 5…
Top Choice Church in Lima

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

One of Lima’s most storied religious sites, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo and its expansive convent are built on land granted to the Dominican Friar Vicente de Valverde, who accompanied Pizarro throughout the conques…
Top Choice Fountain in Lima

El Circuito Mágico del Agua

This indulgent series of illuminated fountains is so over the top it can’t help but induce stupefaction among even the most hardened traveling cynic. A dozen different fountains – all splendiferously illuminated – a…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Lima

Monumental Callao

Superstar graffiti artists are helping to revive the rough neighborhood surrounding Casa Ronald, a 1920s masterpiece of architecture. Now a center for creatives, Monumental Callao incorporates restaurants and artist…
Top Choice Museum in Lima

Fundación Museo Amano

The well-designed Fundación Museo Amano features a fine private collection of ceramics, with a strong representation of wares from the Chimú and Nazca cultures. It also has a remarkable assortment of lace and other …
Top Choice Museum in Lima

Museo de Arte de Lima

Known locally as MALI, Lima’s principal fine-art museum is housed in a striking beaux-arts building that was renovated in 2015. Subjects span from pre-Columbian to contemporary art, and there’s also guided visits to…
Plaza in Lima

Plaza de Armas

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. Thoug…
Gallery in Lima

Impakto

Located on the 1st floor of a towering and dark office building, this contemporary art museum has a glass facade that reveals just enough of the stark white interior to pique your interest. Both national and interna…
Museum in Lima

Museo Andrés del Castillo

Housed in a pristine 19th-century mansion with Spanish-tile floors, this worthwhile private museum showcases a vast collection of minerals, as well as breathtakingly displayed Nazca textiles and Chancay pottery, inc…
Archaeological Site in Lima & Around

Pachacamac

Situated about 31km southeast of the city center, the archaeological complex of Pachacamac is a pre-Columbian citadel with adobe and stone palaces and temple pyramids. If you’ve been to Machu Picchu, it may not look…