The top attractions in Lima Peru

Lima, capital of Peru with nearly 10 million inhabitants is one of the largest cities in South America. The bustling metropolis has much to offer in addition to its colonial attractions.

Old and new sights

The old town, which houses many historic buildings and churches, has been a World Heritage Site since 1991. It is an architectural jewel of colonial times. Magnificent centerpiece of the charming architectural masterpiece on the Plaza de Armas is the Cathedral of Lima.

Even the other magnificent buildings in the old center of the city still speak of the splendor of their former viceroy and are among the most beautiful places in Lima. The views of the historic old town at a glance.

Recent attractions include the many parks located in Miraflores and San Isidro.

One of the most recent attractions is the magic circle of water, which opened in 2007. Here there are fountains and fountains in a park at night with a sophisticated and effective lighting system. Interesting parks in Lima.

 

The hustle and bustle in the markets of Lima

The hustle and bustle in the markets of Lima

The markets show a lot about the local conditions of the different countries. So, if you want to know more about the traditions, the cultivated food and the habits of the Peruvian people, you should visit a market in Lima.
The baroque splendor of the Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy

The baroque splendor of the Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy

The Baroque Splendor of the Our Lady of Mercy Basilica Many of Lima's churches are located in the historic center, dating back to the colonial era Spanish. This large density of churches has one
The Cathedral of Lima: testimony to the Spanish colonization of Peru

The Cathedral of Lima: testimony of the Spanish colonization of Peru

The Cathedral of Lima: testimony of the Spanish colonization of Peru. In the historic center of Lima, in the Plaza de Armas, is the Cathedral of Lima. The solid building, together with the archbishop's palace, occupies an entire side of the main square. As the cathedral over the centuries repeatedly
Meeting point of Lima Plaza de Armas

Limas meeting place Plaza de Armas

One of the most interesting meeting places in Lima is the Plaza de Armas. The Plaza de Armas, also known as the Plaza Mayor in Lima by foreigners, is the ideal center of the city of Lima, founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro. After all, this was here, on the edge of the square, the day of the foundation of the city
Church and Franciscan Monastery: Iglesia San Francisco in Lima

Church and Franciscan Monastery: Iglesia San Francisco in Lima

The San Francisco Church is just a few blocks from the main square Plaza de Armas. The façade, as well as the two towers of the Iglesia San Francisco, are in Spanish Baroque style, with the main portal made of ornate granite.
The Palacio de Gobierno del Peru in Lima Government Palace

The Palacio de Gobierno del Peru in Lima

The government palace in Lima exists since the year the city was founded in 1535 - but in different forms. It was built on a Huaca, a sanctuary of the chief Taulichusco in the Rímac Valley.
The Plaza de San Martín - a reminder of Lima's struggle for independence

The Plaza de San Martín - a reminder of Lima's struggle for independence

One of the most beautiful places in Lima is the Plaza San Martín, located at the southwest end of the old town. Dedicated to the place is the freedom fighter José San Martín, who in 1820 played an important role in the rebellion against Spanish rule. Today the place is a popular meeting place
The Casa de Aliaga: home for seventeen generations

The House of Aliaga: home for seventeen generations

La Casa de Aliaga has been a residential house for seventeen generations. In the year of Lima's founding, Pizarro gave his combat partner Don Jeronimo de Aliaga, one of the first settlers in Lima, a piece of land next to the palace.
The Club de la Unión in Lima - exclusive meeting place

The Club de la Unión in Lima - exclusive meeting place

Limas Club de la Unión was founded in 1868 and is located in the historic center of Lima. Today, the Union Club is a non-profit association dedicated to its members in the cultural, social and sports fields.
The Basilica Nuestra Señora de la Merced: A baroque piece of jewelery

The Basilica Nuestra Señora de la Merced: A baroque piece of jewelery

The Basilica Nuestra Señora de la Merced church is located in the historic center of Lima, approximately midway between the two main squares, the Plaza Mayor and the