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Sightseeing and landmarks in Lima

Art museums

Art Museum
“This Museum is located right in front of the Building.Founded in 2013, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lima (MAC Lima ) is the only institution dedicated exclusively to the promotion, research and dissemination of contemporary artistic practices in Peru. It is located in Barranco, a traditional, cultural and cosmopolitan district. The terraces, water mirror and gardens are usually operated by artists with sculptures where events, shows and multiple artistic expressions take place. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Mario Testino is one of Peru's most famous star photographer. You can find a great collection of his work at MATE museum. MA= Mario; TE= Testino ;)”
  • 65 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Es hasta el día de hoy el único museo de arte europeo en el Perú. Se entregó como regalo de parte de la comunidad italiana residente en el país, en el marco de las celebraciones por el Centenario de la Independencia peruana. Su inauguración oficial fue el 11 de noviembre de 1923. La fachada posee los escudos de las principales ciudades italianas y dos gigantescos mosaicos con los personajes más notables de la historia de Italia. Horario: Martes a Domingo de 10 a.m. a 5 p.m. Costo por ingreso: general 3.50 soles, estudiantes 2 soles”
  • 5 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“Considered the best museum of Lima city. Has a huge collection of huacos and handicrafts.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Museum
“Century-old mansion offering guided tours of colonial Peruvian artworks, gardens & grounds.”
  • 43 locals recommend
History Museum
“Our national museum is a modern building with incaic inspiration. Inside you can find many sculptures from different time periods before and during Incaic Empire. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum where you can see metalic pieces such as cuttlery, collars, war tools, masks and mummies belonging to the Incas empire. Schedule : Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm Ticket : Around 33 soles ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“nice walk area with a pergola, were some cultural events take place on weekends ideal for jogging, exercising, yoga practice on the natural greenery ”
  • 34 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is Miraflores best kept secret! It has an amazing collection of textiles and ceramics of the Chancay culture (pre-inca) and ceramics of many other peruvian cultures. Entrance 30 soles”
  • 21 locals recommend
Historic Site
“"Wak'a Wallamarka is an archaeological site and museum in Perú. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 am to 5;00pm Phone #: 222-4124 Plan your visit: usually takes one hour and a half."”
  • 13 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Lookout
“This path will lead you down to the ocean through some beautiful murals, restaurants, and bridges. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Es muy lindo desde el apartamento caminar el Malecón Balta, con una vista muy linda, lugar tranquilo para caminar todo el día, con una preciosa vista al mar, cruzar el puente Villena, llegar al Parque del Amor, y observar todo lo lindo del Malecón con la preciosa vista del mar, los atardeceres en verano son hermosos.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Its a nice place for a romantic date watching the night sea view or for a night with friends having pizza & some beers ;)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great views from a cliff. Watch a diver dressed as a monk jump into the ocean every afternoon. Free”
  • 5 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Bajada de los Baños, a LOT of different Restaurants, Museums and Bars as well as the access to the beach (another 10 Min walk)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Pueden hacer picnic, hay parapente , deportes, pueden correr todo el malecon frente al mar . Buenos restaurantes . Montar bicicleta. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Lookout
“Es un punto de vista obligado si deseas caminar y ver la bahía de Chorrillos, puedes bajar al circuito de playas en auto.”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Historic Site
“The Archaeological Complex "Huaca Pucllana" was an Administrative and Ceremonial Center of the Lima Culture, a society that developed at the Peruvian Central Coast between 200 AD and 700 AD. Located in today's district of Miraflores the "Huaca Pucllana" was built around 500 AD. "Pucllana" is one of the most important ancient monuments in Lima. Time required to visit Huaca Pucllana: 2:30hrs, best time to visit: from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. It opens from Wed-Mon and prices may vary from 5-6$USD according to the visit timing. There's a restaurant in the place where you can try modern Peruvian food. ”
  • 162 locals recommend
Museum
“Century-old mansion offering guided tours of colonial Peruvian artworks, gardens & grounds.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bridge
“At night the bridge is lovely, very romantic, it’s surrounded by colonial houses. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Historic Site
“"Wak'a Wallamarka is an archaeological site and museum in Perú. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 am to 5;00pm Phone #: 222-4124 Plan your visit: usually takes one hour and a half."”
  • 13 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Like creepy things? The crypt inside this museum-cathedral contains thousands of bones from priests and church members from before the 19th century.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bridge
“Bars and restaurants. A full district of bars and restaurants with a beautiful bridge (the bridge of sighs) spanning the canyon. Fun to spend an evening. It is located 20 minutes by taxi. Note: We recommend eating dinner at Tio Mario when visiting.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bridge
“Excelente vista al mar de Barranco, ideal para ver el atardecer en buena compañía”
  • 5 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“La Fortaleza del Real Felipe es una edificación militar construida en el siglo XVIII en la bahía del Callao (Perú), durante los gobiernos de los virreyes José Antonio Manso de Velasco y Manuel de Amat y Junyent, para defender el puerto contra los ataques de piratas y corsarios. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“Further away, this museum is in the city center of Lima. It regularly offers a temporary exhibition on the ground floor and permanently exhibits upstairs Peruvian works, from the pre-Columbian period to the colonial period. It is located in a beautiful garden with some Art Deco elements.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Library
“Llamado también Bosque el Olivar, es el atractivo más saltante de San Isidro, que es un recuerdo vivo de la historia limeña además de un gran pulmón para la ciudad”
  • 6 locals recommend
Library
“This is a great place to visit that really characterizes Barranco! There is a nice and romantic park with cafe's, restaurants and little shops around it. This is the perfect place for a relaxed stroll with your partner of just by yourself. At the back of Plaza de Armas is a great viewpoint to see the beautiful coast of Lima.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Library
“The National Library houses exhibition halls, 12 reading rooms with internet access, a theater, an amphitheater, cafeteria, storage areas and administrative offices. The Library contains among thousands of books the "Hemeroteca Nacional", the biggest collection of newspapers and magazines in the country.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Una iglesia bellísima , la plaza llena de actividades en las noches barranquinas”
  • 2 locals recommend
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