Catedral : After two decades of turbulence, the center of Lima is roaring back, and at the center of it all is a refurbished main square and the 16th-century cathedral, with elegantly carved choir stalls and a huge painting gallery.
Casa de Aliaga : This colonial mansion in the heart of Lima’s old town is in pristine condition and offers a fascinating glimpse into domestic life during the opulent days of the viceroyalty.
San Francisco : This 16th-century convent has a brightly decorated patio and painting gallery upstairs, and labyrinthian catacombs downstairs that served for centuries as Lima’s general cemetery.
Museo Larco : With a huge collection of gold, textiles, and more than 40,000 ceramics, this museum offers a complete survey of all of Peru’s archaeological treasures.
Museo Nacional de Arqueología : The best way to wrap your mind around Peru’s complex succession of ancient cultures is by visiting this compact and concise museum.