The Museo Larco is housed in an 18th century viceroyalty mansion.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Museo Larco permanent exhibition invites visitors to explore the more than 5000 year history of ancient Peru, through a fascinating collection of pre-Columbian art.
One of Lima’s most storied religious sites, originally completed in the 16th century , the Iglesia de Santo Domingo and its expansive convent are built on land granted to the Dominican Friar Vicente de Valverde, who accompanied Pizarro throughout the conquest and was instrumental in persuading him to execute the captured Inca Atahualpa.
Known locally as MALI, Lima’s principal fine-art museum is housed in a striking beaux-arts building that was recently renovated. Subjects span from pre-Columbian to contemporary art, and there’s also guided visits to special exhibits.
Next to the Palacio Arzobispal, the cathedral resides on the plot of land that Pizarro designated for the city’s first church in 1535.
During the 17th century, the heart of Lima was ringed by a city wall, much of which was torn down in the 1870s as the city expanded. However, you can view a set of excavated remains at the Parque de la Muralla.
Food and Drinks
The gastronomic capital of the continent, Lima is where you will find some of the country’s most sublime culinary creations: from simple cevicherías (ceviche counters) and corner anticucho (beef-heart skewer) stands to outstanding molecular cuisine. Lima’s prime position on the coast gives it access to a wide variety of staggeringly fresh seafood, while its status as a centralized capital assures the presence of all manner of regional specialties.
Astrid y Gastón Casa Moreyra - FUSIO
Central - PERUVIAN
El Rincón que no Conoces - PERUVIAN
Isolina - PERUVIAN
ámaZ - AMAZONIAN
La Picantería - PERUVIAN
La Panetteria - BAKERY
Origen Tostadores de Café - CAFE