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Plaza San Martín

Plaza San Martin (Av. Nicolas de Pierola, Centro, Lima) — this square was inaugurated in 1921 to honor the first 100 years of Peruvian independence. Surrounded by Republican-era buildings (which boast a number of French architectural-influenced residences), it pays tribute to Gen. Jose de San Martín — a key figures in South America’s struggle for […]

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Palacio Congreso Republica del Perú

Palacio Congreso Republica del Peru (Plaza Bolivar, Av. Abancay, block 1, Centro, Lima) — when Peru achieved independence in 1821, there was no legislative site for the country’s Congress (temporarily taking over the University of San Marcos, until a permanent Congressional building was constructed.   That did not occur until the early 20th century — […]

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Nazca

Nazca (Nazca, provincia de Ica): ubicada a 5 horas (450 km) al sureste de Lima, este sitio en medio de un desierto costero (dentro de las pampas de Junama) tiene fama de ser una de las maravillas de las culturas antiguas del Perú. Aquí, grandes figuras hechas por el hombre llamadas las Líneas de Nazca […]

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Museo del Convento de San Francisco

Museum of the Convent of San Francisco (Jirón Lampa y Ancash, Lima) – located in the historic district of Lima (the country’s capital), the Museum of the Convent of San Francisco de Asi’s of Lima is composed of the Convent (just a block fro the Palace of the Government). A major attraction here is the […]

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Museo Oro del Perú

Museo Oro del Perú (Alonso de Molina 1100, Monterrico, Surco, Lima) – a local benefactor (Miguel Mujica Gallo) founded this interesting museum in 1968. It contains a vast collection of mostly-pre-Inca gold pieces and artifacts. That, as well as an array of weapons (from swords to guns) decorated in gold, diamonds and other previous metals […]

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Museo Metropolitano de Lima

Museo Metropolitano de Lima (Av. 28 de Julio e/Av. Garcilaso de la Vega, Lima) – this museum, through the use of 2D, 3D, and even 4D films, and other high-tech methods, visitors are given a tour of Lima’s history (which goes back over 10,000 years). With the 20 or so halls that this museum has, […]

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Museo Nacional Arqueología, Antropología e Historia Perú

Museo Nacional Arqueología, Antropología e Historia Perú/MNAAH (Plaza Bolívar, Pueblo Libre, Lima) – founded in 1826, this is Peru’s oldest state museum. Housed in a Spanish colonial era mansion, this museum boasts a vast collection of artifacts that go back thousands of years before Christ. An array of items is on display here – from […]

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Museo Histórico Militar Real Felipe

Museo Histórico Militar Real Felipe (Plaza Independencia, Callao) – Callao is just 18 minutes west of Lima, and has long been the country’s major port. During Peru’s colonial period, the Spaniards built this elaborate fortress (the most impressive built anywhere in the Americas) to protect the coast and the outgoing shipments of gold, silver and […]

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Museo de la Electricidad

Museo de la Electricidad (Av. Pedro de Osma 105, Barranco, Lima) – offering a change from the typical archaeological museums found in this country, this museum focuses on the history & development of electricity in Peru. The main subjects are: Pioneers, power generation, energy sources, the impact of electricity on daily life, energy saving and […]

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Museo de Arte de Lima / MALI

Museo de Arte de Lima / MALI (Parque Colón 125, Parque de la Exposición, Lima) – this museum’s collection consists of pre-Columbian textiles and ceramics (from the Cupisnique, Chavín, Mochica, Recuay, Lambayeque and Chimú cultures in the country’s northern regions; and the Paracas, Nazca, Huari, Cjancay and Chincha cultures in the country’s south), pictures and […]