Since we had a house full of people over the weekend, we had the chance to head to central Lima. I had never been, and it seemed like a good opportunity to see some of the sites.  Before we ventured into the main area, we had the pleasure of eating at L’eau Vive, a delicious French restaurant, run by a group of nuns, who donate their proceeds to charity.

We did venture down to La Plaza de Armas, where you can see the architecture of the colonial buildings from churches to the presidential palace (Palacio de Gobierno).


A gift from Spain

National Archive Museum

Plaza de Armas

Catholic Cathedral

Government building












Slightly away from the Plaza de Armas, behind the National Archive Museum, you can see a great park over looking Rio Rimac and into the Rimac district of Lima.  They have these large inflatable slides, a petting zoo as well as some great little street food vendors.