Lima

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Museo Larco
9
Pueblo Libre
6 reviews
Most intriguing are the thousands of ceramic "portrait heads" crafted more than a millennium ago. — Fodor's
Museo Pedro de Osma
9
5 reviews
Even if there were no art inside this museum, it would still be worth the trip to see the century-old mansion that houses it. — Fodor's
Museum of the Inquisition
8
4 reviews
A graceful neoclassical structure facing the Plaza Bolívar houses this diminutive museum, where the Spanish Inquisition once plied its trade. — Lonely Planet
Museo Oro del Peru
8
4 reviews
The collection spans dozens of Inca and pre-Inca cultures, and includes such items as funerary masks and gold-plated arms from the Sicán, a gold-plated weasel from the Frias, and Nazca shin protectors — Frommer's
Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú
8
5 reviews
The country's most extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts can be found at this sprawling museum. — Fodor's
Plaza de Armas
8
Cercado de Lima
4 reviews
Start at the central Plaza de Armas (also called the Plaza Mayor), site of the 17th-century baroque cathedral and the adjacent Archbishop's Palace. — Afar Magazine
Pachacamac
8
San Isidro
5 reviews
Lima itself is dotted with excavations of pre-columbian cultures, but in Pachacámac... the ruins literally spill out of the sandy hills above the ocean. — Afar Magazine
Church of San Francisco
8
3 reviews
Noteworthy features also include the nave ceiling... the 17th-century monastery library, which houses more than 20,000 antique books. — Travel + Leisure
Museo Del Congreso y la Inquisicion
8
3 reviews
Take note of the intricately carved ceiling of the Tribunal room, which was home to the National Senate during republican times. — Frommer's
Plaza San Martin
8
Cercado de Lima
3 reviews
Inaugurated in 1921 to celebrate the Independence centenary, Plaza San Martín was endowed with a huge equestrian statue of José de San Martín, the Argentinean liberator of Peru. — Michelin Guide
Palacio de Torre Tagle
8
4 reviews
This mansion sums up the graceful style of the early 18th century. Flanked by a pair of elegant balconies, the stone entrance is as expertly carved as that of any of the city's churches. — Fodor's
Barranco
8
Barranco
3 reviews
With its flower-decked lanes, late-19C villas and views of the Pacific, this slightly bohemian district is one of the most appealing of Lima — Michelin Guide
Casa de Aliaga
8
4 reviews
It may not look like much from the outside, but the interiors are lovely, with vintage furnishings and tile work. It can also be visited via organized excursions with Lima Tours. — Lonely Planet
Amano Museum
8
4 reviews
For a fascinating introduction to pre-Columbian life, visit this diminutive museum. — Travel + Leisure
Huaca Pucllana
8
Miraflores
4 reviews
You'll be amazed at the scale—this pre-Inca huaca, or temple, covers several city blocks. — Fodor's
Museo MATE
8
Barranco
4 reviews
Celebrated son Mario Testino returned to his city of birth to open MATE, a stunning visual portoflio of the photographer’s most famous works. — Travel + Leisure
Huaca Huallamarca
8
San Isidro
4 reviews
The sight of this mud-brick pyramid catches many people off guard. — Fodor's
Iglesia y Convento La Merced
8
Cercado de Lima
3 reviews
The first Latin Mass in Lima was held in 1534 on a small patch of land now marked by the Iglesia de la Merced. — Lonely Planet
MAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima
8
4 reviews
Lima's largest art museum displays 3,000 years of Peruvian art, ranging from Chavín and Paracas ceramics and weaving to modern-day video installations. — Frommer's
Puruchuco
7
2 reviews
Puruchuco, built out of adobe, is the former residence or palace of a pre-Incan curaca (official) stands on a hillside some 10 kilometres from the centre of Lima — Michelin Guide
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