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San Isidro is located in the west of the Peruvian capital, Lima, and besides being the most important financial district, it presents a modern architecture that merges with the most remote tradition of Peruvian culture.

Here we provide you a brief review so that you can plan your trip to this curious and attractive destination.

Culture - San Isidro
Culture - San Isidro

San Isidro hosts a great cultural activity with theaters, art galleries, and museums. Examples of these are Artco Art Gallery, PUCP Cultural Center, and other centers of interest.

In addition, in contrast to the modernism of the buildings that make up the district, you will find Huaca Huallamarca, the most important archaeological monument in San Isidro. With pyramidal form, this monument has been in the pre-Inca period the residence of the Huallas.

Another key element in the district is the Basilica of the Virgen del Pilar, a reigning and beautiful colonial altarpiece that houses a baroque altar.

Nature
Nature

El Olivar Forest is a vegetal jewel that is a living memory of the history of Lima. With 23 hectares and more than 1500 trees, this park, declared a National Monument, dates from the colonial period and is the most representative sector of the district.

In it and in its surroundings are located the Municipal Library, Marina Núñez del Prado Museum and the Olivar Lagoon, among other attractions.

Historical center of Lima
Historical center of Lima

Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco and only 7 kilometers from the district of San Isidro, the historic center of Lima fascinates visitors. You will find from beautiful squares, colonial mansions, to traditional architecture and more than 600 historical monuments.

Get lost among its streets and visit the San Martín Square and the Main Square, the Basilica de La Merced, the Casa de la Aliaga, the Convent of San Francisco and many other places of historical-artistic interest.

We also encourage you to get to know the neighborhoods Barrio de Miraflores or the bohemian Barrio de Barranco.