The city of Lima, the capital of Peru, represents a very important part of the country located on the central coast, has a geographical distribution between the coasts and part of the Peruvian highlands, which give the city of Lima a varied climate with pleasant temperatures throughout the year which make this city the ideal destination for tourist visits throughout the year.
The city is a destination in which you will also find multiple culinary options, of the most representative dishes of all Peru, with a wide range of restaurants that offer tourists the most varied alternatives in food, which makes the city of Lima is also known as the gastronomic capital of America.
Apart from the gastronomic options in Lima, you can also find a variety of museums in Peru has approximately 56 museums of which 13 are in Lima, so you can also find activities and tours that include the cultural factor. Lima also offers its natural attractions such as beaches, spas, Lomas de Lachay, Los Pantanos de Villa among others.
If you plan to visit the city of Lima remember to check which are the most suitable dates to do so, then we present here a list of the most important attractions of the city of Lima:
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The main square of the Historical Center of Lima is a space of great historical importance, it was in this same place that during the year 1535, the conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded ''The City of the Kings''.
The square is surrounded by other important historical monuments such as the Government Palace, also considered the residence of the Peruvian president, the Archbishop's Palace and the Cathedral of Lima, also in the middle of the square you can find the fountain, a magnificent piece of art dating from the seventeenth century.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Lima, with the title of Minor Basilica granted by concession of the Pope, is the largest Catholic temple in Peru.
The great architectural composition is typical of the year of its creation (1535), it has a Renaissance style façade with Plateresque ornaments.
Inside the Cathedral, you can appreciate a variation of architectural influences ranging from Late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical.
Besides being able to appreciate the sculptures, paintings and other religious art ornaments, many of them belonging to the Cusco school.
Currently, every July 28th, the Te Deum is celebrated in Mass, the thanksgiving for the Independence of Peru, being one of the largest and most important religious services in Peru.
The rest of the year offers the ecclesiastical service of Mass every Sunday from 11 am.
The visiting hours of the cathedral are from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm, the entrance to the cathedral is free; however, the Museum of religious art has an additional cost of S/. 10.00 soles adults and S/. 2.00 soles children, the visiting hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm; Saturdays is from 10:00 am to 13:00 pm.
This palace began its construction by mandate of Francisco Pizarro during the colonization, reason why also called ''Casa Pizarro'', this building began its construction on January 18, 1535.
Inside it has different rooms such as: The Golden Hall that taking as inspiration the Gallery of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles, currently you can see in it, the magnificent walls with details in gold leaf, this room stands out particularly for being the place where the swearing in of the ministers is given.
The Larco Museum in the city of Lima, founded in 1926 by Rafael Larco Hoyle, has one of the best collections of paintings, ceramics and other pre-Columbian art, which narrate up to 5000 years of development and pre-Hispanic history.
It is located in Pueblo Libre, with the following hours of operation:
To purchase your tickets to the Larco Museum you must make a reservation through the museum's website, www.museolarco.org/tickets specifying the date and time in which you want to make your visit.