Lugar de la Memoria

Museum in Lima

Image by Agnes Rivera Lonely Planet

An ambitious state project to preserve the memory of victims of violence during Peru's tumultuous period from 1980 to 2000. This new postmodernist museum features exhibits reflecting on events and commemorate victims to help Peruvians heal and embrace a strong stance on human rights. It's directed especially at younger generations who didn't experience the period, but proves fascinating to history-obsessed non-nationals as well. Information is Spanish-only.