Lima, Peru – Historical Sites:

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History of Lima, Peru

The largest and oldest museum in Peru; this site contains history from the earliest known people to have occupied Peru. With tens of thousands of artifacts, this museum is a favorite for those interested in Peruvian history.

Address: Plaza Bolivar, Pueblo Libre 15084, Peru                   

Monastery of San Francisco, Lima

Part of the Historic Centre of Lima, the Saint Francis Monastery was completed in 1674 and is famous for its catacombs and architecture.

Address: Jirón Lampa, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru     

Huaca Pucllana

Adobe and clay pyramid located in Miraflores. The structure was built from staggered platforms, and served as an important ceremonial and administrative center between 200 AD and 700 AD.

Address: Calle General Borgoño 8, Miraflores, Peru

Larco Museum

Privately owned mansion turned museum which contains pre-Columbian art. This museum showcases 4,000 years of pre-Columbian Peruvian history, with a unique gallery dedicated to erotic pottery.

Address: Av. Simón Bolivar 1515, Pueblo Libre 15084, Peru

Gold Museum of Peru and Weapons of the World

This museum contains a collection of more than 7,000 artifacts from the pre-Columbian cultures of Peru. The collection illustrates the precious findings of the Spanish when they first came to South America.

Address:  Jr. Alonso de Molina 1100, Santiago de Surco 15023, Peru

Museum of the Peruvian Gastronomy

For those who are enamored with Peruvian cuisine, this culinary museum details local and historical cookery that makes Peruvian food a common favorite. This museum details the customs and ingredients that make Peruvian cuisine so fine.

Address: Jr. Conde de Superunda 170, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru