Parque de la Cultura


Originally known as Parque de la Exposición, this revamped park has gardens and a small amphitheater for outdoor performances. Two of Lima’s major art museums reside here.

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1. Museo de Arte de Lima

0.11 MILES

Known locally as MALI, Lima’s principal fine-art museum is housed in a striking beaux-arts building that was renovated in 2015. Subjects range from pre…

2. Museo de Arte Italiano

0.25 MILES

Just north of MALI, the Museo de Arte Italiano exhibits a tepid collection of 19th- and 20th-century Italian art. Its best attribute is the glittering…

3. Palacio de Justicia

0.34 MILES

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

4. El Circuito Mágico del Agua

0.56 MILES

This indulgent series of illuminated fountains is so over the top it can’t help but induce stupefaction among even the most hardened travel cynic. A dozen…

5. Panteón de los Próceres

0.64 MILES

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

6. Museo Andrés del Castillo

0.71 MILES

Housed in a pristine 19th-century mansion with Spanish tile floors, this worthwhile private museum showcases a vast collection of minerals, as well as…

7. Plaza San Martín

0.73 MILES

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…

8. Jirón de la Unión


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…