Centro Historico de Lima

Centro Historico de Lima: Hours, Address, Centro Historico de Lima Reviews: 4.5/5

Centro Historico de Lima
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Lima's downtown center, with its breathtaking architecture and rich history, makes it clear why it deserves to be a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Centro Historico de Lima
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: San Isidro
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Restaurants
707 within 5 kms
Attractions
225 within 10 kms
Popular mentions

4.5
5,022 reviews
Excellent
2,647
Very good
1,854
Average
444
Poor
58
Terrible
19

l-_-Sheila-_-l
Austin, TX194 contributions
Must visit while in Lima
Dec 2020
A must visit while in Lima. Best way to explore is walking. Many great architecture was fascinating and shops and restaurants.
Written 3 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nissim Baker
Singapore, Singapore40 contributions
LIMA - PERU
Jan 2020
Lima is the first point to visit arriving in Peru, the architecture of the colonial buildings are an interesting attraction to admire, they are full of commercial stores, restaurants, which makes it a fairly crowded place, I really enjoyed touring part of the city ...
Written 25 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
At the very heart of colonial Lima ...
Oct 2019
Lima was founded by Spanish "Conquistador" Francisco Pizarro right on January 18, 1535, when he designated the very site where the "Plaza Mayor" (also known as "Plaza de Armas") would be placed. "Plaza Mayor" is a central square that is very commonly found in all Spain's influenced cities. And in Lima it is not different. The city grew around Pizarro's "Plaza Mayor" and the whole area is today known as "Cercado de Lima", the city's historic center. Visiting it takes time! Guided visits are recommended, but you can certainly due it on your own, since Lima is very friendly and safe for visitors (and that was my personal impression as of October 2019). Take your time and enjoy "Cercado de Lima" - and just remember, in 1988, Unesco appointed it as a "World Heritage Site", due to its originality and high concentration of historic monuments. You cannot miss it! Enjoy!
Written 5 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andy keen
Birmingham, UK1,316 contributions
Loved it
Mar 2020
Good walk around the centre with our taxi/guide
Loved it to bits including our visit to Gran Hotel Bolivar for Agrio Pisco
Written 16 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada7,534 contributions
Better than Expected
Jan 2020
The historic center of Lima is better than we expected but could still use some tender loving care. The buildings are wonderful and some are in great condition. However, others are in dire need or restoration.
We saw this area on a guided walking tour of this area purchased from Holland America.
The changing of the guards was a nice touch. Fantastic!
Written 29 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,184 contributions
This is a grand square--attractive and impressive
Feb 2020
As squares go, this is a good one! It is at the center of the old town tour. There are many impressive new and old buildings boarding the square. The square is attractive and is a central meeting point. The Presidential Palace is on one side of the square. Therefore, there are a large number of soldiers and guards (some in riot gear) carrying AK 47's and other arms. This may be a little disturbing to some in your group, and you may want to be aware of it in advance. As you enter the square, you will be face to face with them.

If you are in the area, make certain you stop here. There are an incredible number of photo opportunities.
Written 20 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

daipop
Cardiff, UK79 contributions
The “Go To” place
Mar 2020
The combination of buildings gardens & plaza’s ( especially St Martins Square) combine to showcase the colonial elegance of this city’s early renaissance which must have been a joy to be part of back then . This will give you hours of viewing pleasure with photography to remember for years - love it !!
Written 19 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Charles S
Vernon, Canada360 contributions
Old town tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
We walked around the historic centre with a free walking tour . Good value for the morning. Interesting and varied experience with church, civic and repurposed buildings as well as getting a feel for the area. Guide was pretty good but the best was starting a Kennedy park and riding the bus into Historic area.
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GrahamP113
Witham, UK1,460 contributions
Walk
Feb 2020 • Couples
What a beautiful city to walk about in. Lots of great historical buildings and plenty to see and do. Well worth a few hours
Written 27 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JLCA
Lima, Peru37 contributions
A Must in LIMA
Dec 2019
If you have the opportunity to visit Lima you must go to the center, inside the area is safe, there is a lot of security/ police around of course do not use jewels or expensive accessories in order to avoid any issue. You will love all the historic buildings you will find, the old church and the friendly people of PERU. You can find many good restaurants in the MAIN SQUARE near the Lima municipality.
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,053
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Centro Historico de Lima

Centro Historico de Lima is open:
  • Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Centro Historico de Lima tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 116 Centro Historico de Lima tours on Tripadvisor

According to Tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience Centro Historico de Lima: See all Centro Historico de Lima experiences on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near Centro Historico de Lima: View all restaurants near Centro Historico de Lima on Tripadvisor