Lima

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Museo Larco
9
Pueblo Libre
5 reviews
Most intriguing are the thousands of ceramic "portrait heads" crafted more than a millennium ago. — Fodor's
Museo Pedro de Osma
9
4 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
3 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
4 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
3 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
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
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
Plaza San Martin
8
Cercado de Lima
2 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
3 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
3 reviews
Built in 1535 on land donated by Francisco Pizarro to Gerónimo de Aliaga, one of his co-conquistadors, the Casa de Aliaga still belongs to the latter's family — Michelin Guide
MAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima
8
3 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
Amano Museum
8
3 reviews
For a fascinating introduction to pre-Columbian life, visit this diminutive museum. — Travel + Leisure
Huaca Pucllana
8
Miraflores
3 reviews
You'll be amazed at the scale—this pre-Inca huaca, or temple, covers several city blocks. — Fodor's
Museo MATE
8
Barranco
3 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
3 reviews
The sight of this mud-brick pyramid catches many people off guard. — Fodor's
Iglesia y Convento La Merced
8
Cercado de Lima
2 reviews
The Iglesia y convento de La Merced form a unique architectural complex. — Michelin Guide
Cathedral of Lima
7
2 reviews
Construction of the Cathedral of Lima, which is located at Plaza de Armas, started in 1535 — Afar Magazine
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