Other Views of Lima

Museo de la Inquisición (The Inquisition Museum)

This museum tells a bit about the history of the Spanish Inquisition in Peru, and shows some of the creative methods used for extracting information (usually confessions related to heresy) from the local population in colonial Lima (1600’s).

The Judgment Hall at the Inquisition Museum.

The Judgment Hall at the Inquisition Museum.

I wouldn't last long in this position.

I wouldn’t last long in this position.

Another means of extracting confessions.

Another means of extracting confessions.

What makes this museum more interesting is that it is the actual location where these forced confessions took place, and you can see some of the original dungeons and torture chambers.

One of the original dungeons at the Inquisition Museum.

One of the original dungeons at the Inquisition Museum.

Display at the Inquisition Museum

Display at the Inquisition Museum

The museum is located in El Centro, near the Plaza de Armas in the historic center of Lima.

Miraflores

Miraflores is a fashionable area of Lima (about 20 minutes by car from El Centro), part of which is located right on the coast, with big hotels, a new multi-level shopping mall and restaurants, parks and museums.

View of the coast in Miraflores.

View of the coast in Miraflores.

Enjoying the view from Tony Roma's in Miraflores.

Enjoying the view from Tony Roma’s in Miraflores.

Miraflores feels “other worldly” compared with the majority of Lima and provides a contrast of the very different economic realities of a small part of the population with the poverty affecting most Peruvians.

A more typical view of a residential area in Lima.

A more typical view of a residential area in Lima.

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