Central Reserve Bank of Peru Museum

The BCRP Museum in downtown Lima is a quick and easy tour of Peru’s history through art. The BCRP is Peru’s central bank, so you might be inclined to think the ...

Santo Domingo Convent Museum

The Santo Domingo Museum in downtown Lima was founded in 1535, making it one of Peru’s oldest churches. Known for its courtyards and mosaics, Santo Domingo attracts fewer tourists than ...

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru

The National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru, managed by the Peruvian government’s Ministry of Culture (only a government entity could give the museum a name like that!), ...

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Larco Museum

The Larco Museum in Pueblo Libre is one of Peru’s best museums showcasing pre-Columbian art. The Larco Museum is usually the foreign visitors’ favorite museum in Lima. Founder Rafael Larco Hoyle was an early-20th-century historian whose obsession led him to collect thousands of artifacts from different Peruvian cultures, at a time when indigenous cultures were […]

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MATE: Mario Testino Photography Museum

The MATE Museum is an easy break from the colonial and historic art typical of most of Peru’s museums. The museum features the work of Mario Testino, one of the world’s most admired fashion and celebrity photographers. The Lima native is hired by brands like Versace, Gucci, Burberry and Chanel to be featured in magazines […]

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MALI: Lima Art Museum

The MALI art museum located in downtown Lima’s Parque de la Exposicion is home to the world’s most important collection of Peruvian art which spans over 3,000 years of Peruvian history, from ancient civilizations to the 20th century. A cultural icon in Lima, MALI has more than 17,000 pieces divided into four main areas: pre-Columbian, Colonial, Republican and […]

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Barranco Walking Tour

Barranco is a laidback, beachside community just south of Miraflores. Where Miraflores is a fast-paced hustle and bustle, Barranco has a more laidback, artistic vibe. Below is a custom-designed walking tour to cover the best sights. Continue reading for detailed descriptions of where to turn. Start at Barranco’s central plaza, the Parque Municipal. It’s a short […]

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Miraflores Walking Tour

Miraflores is Lima’s heart of tourism, international business and leisure. Known for shopping, gardens, parks and beaches, Miraflores is Lima’s best-known upscale district. While Miraflores has many points of interest, this route offers the best sites to see within one walk Continue reading for detailed descriptions of where to turn. Parque Kennedy Start at Parque Kennedy, […]

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Downtown Lima Walking Tour

Lima’s city center is one of the most magnificent and historically significant among Latin America’s capitals. In addition to being grandiose, downtown Lima is safe during the day, and visiting at night is safe if you are reasonably careful. While there are too many points of interest for any one tour to cover them all, […]

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