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02 Jan | Por: Rodrigo Florez | Categoría: Guide

Tour of the Lima Center

On your way through our capital, one of the places you must write down on your list is the Lima Center.

In the Center of Lima you will find a beautiful set of “squares”, churches and buildings of the colonial and republican eras.

The city was founded in 1535, a large part of its buildings date from the first half of the last century. You will see the traditional Lima balconies, typical of their mansions, when crossing their streets or shreds.

A nice walking tour could start at the Plaza Mayor, where you will see the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Municipality.

It is a beautiful square that follows the colonial tradition, surrounded by a very well preserved set of buildings that you can visit.

A few blocks away, and passing through streets of characteristic architecture, you will find the Church and Convent of San Francisco. It is Baroque Limeño style and dates from 1730. It is highly recommended to visit the church and especially the convent, where you can appreciate its patios, rooms and catacombs, really beautiful and very interesting.

Continue your walk along the Jirón Carabaya that passes in front of the Cathedral, until you reach the Jirón Ucayali, where you can see the Torre Tagle Palace. This is an excellent example of our architecture baroque Lima, dating from the colonial era.

A little further on is the church of San Pedro, an important neoclassical religious center built in the sixteenth century, where you should not miss its courtyards with arcades of the cloisters of the convent.

Other points of interest that you can get to know are the Plaza San Martín, with its imposing classical buildings and the Museum of Art of Lima, recently remodeled and containing an important collection of pre-Hispanic ceramics, colonial furniture and Peruvian painting from the last century to the present.

Finally, another recommended place to visit preferably at night is the Magical Water Circuit, a park with a beautiful series of pools with water games. Only 15 minutes from Miraflores.

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