In the The Huaca Pucllana ruins are one of the few that still remain from the historic pre-Columbian period in Peru. It is an adobe ceremonial center that would have been used for spiritual ceremonies and sacrifices. It is said that it was built around 500AD during the height of cultural history in Lima. Incredibly enough it is located in what is now a residential area of the Miraflores district so it’s really easy to get there. The entrance fee is S/12 for a daytime visit. For only S/3 more you can visit during the evening when the lights and darkness bring even more mystery to the ruins.
Historical Center of Lima
The center of this great South American city is certainly worth a visit if you have a day to spend in Lima. The history of the city center is vast and interesting with impressive buildings like the Government Palace and the Archbishop Palace, which are home to the President and the Archbishop.
There are also a few great religious structures including the Basilica Cathedral, Basilica of our Lady of the Rosary Convent of Santo Domingo and the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco. These are all substantial buildings in the center of Lima and make for a good day of touring.
A definite must is to pass by the Chocomuseo, right next to the central plaza (Plaza de Armas). This chocolate shop organizes workshops and has chocolate tea, spicy chocolate and a variety of local specialties. You are guaranteed to come out stuffed and happy, ready for more sightseeing. A great way to see all of these fantastic sites is by doing a Free Walking Tour of the city, they operate all year round and start from Miraflores.
Larcomar (Larco Museum)
This shopping center is one the most popular attractions that travelers visit when they are in Lima. It is located in Miraflores, one of the nicest neighborhoods in Lima. Built into the side of the cliff and mostly underground, this mall makes for quite the sight. It has incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and is perfect to spend an afternoon shopping for some great Peruvian Gifts and Souvenirs. After shopping you can have dinner with a view in one of the many restaurants, go to their cinema and finish your night out with a drink in one of the bars or clubs.