Not in vain, the historic center of Lima was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and, therefore, placed under its protection. Here you will find some very interesting historical buildings and, of course, the beautiful Plaza Mayor with its fountain dating from 1651. The course is the zero point, from here all distances are measured in Peru.
The “Cathedral of Lima” became the last resting place of Pizarro, whose secular remains are today in the first lateral chapel. If you want to visit the cathedral outside the services, you must pay an entrance fee of 10 soles. But then you can also visit the Religious Art Museum next to the main altar, where you can find numerous works of art.
The government palace “Government Palace” is located today where the Pizarros palace was. If you do not want to take a guided tour of the building, you can also see the change of guards, who are dressed in colorful clothes every day, except on Sundays for lunch.
If you want to follow the steps of the Incas and the oldest villages, you can do so at the Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological site in Miraflores dating from before the Incas. In the past, the people of Lima, who also owe their name to the Peruvian capital, used to live here.
And also in the district of San Isidro there is an excavation site. The Huaca Huallamarca is a memory that vanishes from the Hualla town.