10 Free Places in Lima

Not everything has to be paid, check below the 10 Free places in Lima, below each spot you will see details of the operation days and address.

1. FREE tour + Lima Historic Center

Take a free tour of Lima through the historic center, our authorized guides will take you into the most emblematic places of Lima on foot, the experience lasts 2.5 hours, book at FREE Tour of Lima, see hundreds of comments here, see Instagram and Facebook. At the end of the tour, leave a donation according to the quality of the walking tour.

Nota para peruanos: Los free tours están disponibles solamente para turismo receptivo. Los peruanos deben reservar el city tour Lima y moderna.

  • See our meeting points and schedules here (we do not operate on Sundays)
  • Jiron de la Union street
  • Bernardo O’Higgins house — exterior visit
  • Eugene Courret’s photographic studio — exterior visit
  • Post and Telegraph building — exterior visit
  • Osambela house — exterior visit
  • Santo Domingo Church — interior visit of the main nave
  • The Plaza de Armas and surroundings:
    • The Presidential Palace — exterior visit
    • The Cathedral — exterior visit
    • City Hall Palace — exterior visit
    • The water fountain of the colonial period — kilometer zero
    • The Changing of the Guard in Lima — optional
  • Cordano bar — optional
  • House of Peruvian Literature — interior visit
  • Pisco tasting — optional
  • Colonial city wall Park
  • Church of San Francisco — exterior visit
  • Pontius Pilate house — exterior visit
  • This tour ends next to the Plaza de Armas de Lima

2. Teatro Municipal Museum

In this place you will see costumes worn by Peruvian actors at the beginning of the 20th century.

Address: Jr. Huancavelica 338 — Cercado de Lima
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm


3. Bernardo O’Higgins House-Museum

In this house you will see some belongings of the Chilean hero, exhibitions of contemporary art and archaeological excavations made in the 20th century, which show the different human settlements in the city of Lima for almost a thousand years.

Address: Jr. De La Unión 554 — Cercado de Lima
Phone: 626-6624
Schedules: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm


4. Museum of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru – BCR

In this museum you will see a collection of metallic gold pieces from the pre-Columbian period and an immense presentation of coins that have been used in Peru since the emancipation in 1821.

Address: Jirón Ucayali 271 — Cercado de Lima
Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 4 pm | Wednesday from 10 am to 7 pm | Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm
Note: The entry is with Identifivation Document, please bring your passport


5. Pancho Fierro Gallery

Discover the most famous works of this 19th century Peruvian painter.

Address: Jirón Santa Rosa 116 — Cercado de Lima
Phone: (01) 632 1543
Schedules: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm


6. Museum of the Holy Inquisition

One of the most popular Free places in Lima is this museum, where you will see one of the methods of evangelization process in the colonial period, you can also see objects used for torturing.

Address: Jr. Junín 548 — cerca de la Plaza Bolívar
Schedules: Every day from 9 am to 5 pm.


7. Juan Manuel Pardo Heeren Gallery

In this gallery you will see a collection of contemporary art from the mid-20th century.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm
Phone: (01) 428-3530
Address: Jr. Cuzco 446 – Cercado de Lima


8. Museum of the La Salvadora Fire Company 10

Learn about the first vehicles used to put out fires in the early 20th century.

Address: Jr. de la Unión 1027 — Cercado de Lima
Phones: (01) 428-0288
Schedules: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm


9. Torre Tagle Palace

Unveil the most famous colonial house in the city of Lima built at the end of the 18th century.

Address: Jirón Ucayali 363 — Cercado de Lima
Opening hours: Only Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm


10. Eiffel Mansion

This republican house belonged to a former president by the name of Manuel Prado, today contemporary art is exhibited in this place.

Address: Jr. Ucayali N° 170 – Cercado de Lima
Phone: (01) 4276028
Operation schedules: Monday to Friday from 11 am to 8 pm | Saturdays from 10 am to 8 pm

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