Cultural and recreational opportunities are varied in the metropolitan area. The municipal theater hosts theater, symphony, opera, and ballet performances. Lima is home to a wide range of museums, many focusing on Peru's indigenous heritage. These include the National Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, the Gold Museum of Peru, the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank, and the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum, which specializes in pre-Hispanic ceramics. Art and history museums are also found in metropolitan Lima, including the National Museum of the Republic, the Museum of Peruvian Culture, and the Museum of the Inquisition, in the building where colonial Catholic officials questioned and tortured those suspected of heresy or witchcraft.
This museum used to be the place where the Spanish inquisition stayed from 1570-1820.
You can walk around in the cellars where people were tortured and imprisoned.
This Museum has a great collection of artifacts from the pre-columbian cultures of Peru and also a decent collection of colonial art
Everything about all Peru cultures... you will learn about the 4 "suyos" and what "Cusco" means, etc.
You will also find this erotic potery :)
Una visita a este museo da un recorrido por los pasos que seguían los procedimientos del Santo Oficio, en su persecución de herejías verdaderas o falsas.
Este inmueble fue construido a fines del siglo XVIII. Abierto como museo en 1973, en honor del Almirante don Miguel Grau, héroe de la Guerra del Pacífico, quien vivió en este lugar con su familia.
Lo alberga la Casa Riva Agüero, que data de fines del siglo XVIII. Ofrece una síntesis de las diversas expresiones artísticas del país.
Lima's Art Museum has an impressive array of not only art but also pre-Colombian artifacts and period colonial furniture. The lovely building is well situated in the nicest of central Lima's parks.