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, including some remarkable representations of Peruvian hairless dogs.

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1. Plaza San Martín

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Built in the early 20th century, Plaza San Martín has come to life in recent years as the city has set about restoring its park and giving the surrounding…

2. Jirón de la Unión

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the five pedestrian blocks on Jirón de la Unión, from the Plaza de Armas to Plaza San Martín, were the place to…

3. Panteón de los Próceres

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Located inside a little-visited 18th-century Jesuit church, this monument pays tribute to Peruvian battle heroes, from Túpac Amaru II, the 18th-century…

4. Iglesia de la Merced

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The first Latin Mass in Lima was held in 1534 on a small patch of land now marked by the Iglesia de la Merced. Originally built in 1541, it was rebuilt…

5. Instituto Riva-Aguero

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Toward the center of downtown, this traditional casona houses the small Museum of Art & Popular Tradition.

6. Iglesia de San Agustín


This church has an elaborate churrigueresque facade (completed in 1720), replete with stone carvings of angels, flowers, fruit and, of course, St…

7. Palacio de Justicia


The stately neoclassical Palace of Justice is the seat of the Supreme Court of Peru.

8. Iglesia de las Nazarenas

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One of Lima’s most storied churches was part of a 17th-century shantytown inhabited by former slaves. One of them painted an image of the Crucifixion on a…