The historic old town of Lima – Cercado de Lima

Historische Altstadt LimaLima: the city of kings has been the political and cultural center of Peru since its foundation by the Spanish conquerors.

The historical past of the capital in the historic center is particularly well presented. Here, the traveler can admire and visit centuries-old buildings such as churches, monasteries or mansions. The old buildings, with their Renaissance, neoclassical and baroque styles, delight many visitors.

Almost every corner of the historic center reveals a unique blend of present and past, combined with a world-famous cuisine.

In 1988, the San Francisco Monastery was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The old town of Lima was awarded the title of World Heritage in 1991. Places of interest in the historic city of 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 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
Dominican Monastery of Lima: Basilica and Convent of Santo Domingo

Dominican Monastery of Lima: Basilica and Convent of Santo Domingo

The salmon-colored tower of the Basílica de Santo Domingo rises like an index finger between the surrounding low buildings. In the historic city of Lima there is an unusually high number of churches and monasteries.
The Palacio Torre Tagle: one of the most representative building in Lima

The Palacio Torre Tagle: one of the most representative buildings in Lima

The Torre Tagle Palace: one of the most representative buildings in Lima. The old Lima is very varied in its colonial splendor. There are some buildings that are actually from the beginning