Lima has an amazing and rich historical and cultural past. For hundreds of years the city has been a melting pot for different cultures and ethnic groups. The legacy of ancient cultures combined with the traditions and customs of immigrants, especially from Europe, Asia and migrants from the Andes and jungle make Lima a unique and diverse city. It reflects this phenomenon in Lima's rich cultural scene. Next to ancient constructions, churches, museums, theaters and cinemas you find an uncountable selection of cultural centers.
The cultural centers in Lima are dedicated to promote foreign and Peruvian culture, offering for example language classes or arts seminars, showing theater plays, organizing music and folklore events or have amazing galleries and libraries.
The ICPNA is the biggest binational Cultural Center of Latin America and has several offices in Lima. It offers a big selection of cultural events like art exhibitions in own galleries, dance festivals, music events from classical music to folk and jazz, book presentations and readings.
The main goal of the Cultural Center Peruano Britanico is to strengthen the cultural bonds between Peru and Great Britain. They offer theater, music and dance events. Plastic arts, poetry, science and technology form a new phase of the expansion of their cultural side.
The French Cultural Center in Lima, the Alianza Francesa, is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to teach the French language and to spread the French culture abroad. Next to a huge educational offer, the center provides numerous Peruvian and French cultural activities.
The main objective of the Cultural Center of Spain in Lima is to foster cultural exchange especially between Spain and Peru as well as to promote free access to culture to everyone. The Cultural Center of Spain organizes several cultural activities and programs. They offer a library, video store and workshops.
The Cultural Center of the San Marcos University offers a space for artistic and cultural research and creation. Well known for its striking theater and ballet presentations, the Cultural Center of San Marcos as well presents cine art, music and folklore events.
The Cultural Center PUCP belongs to the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. It offers an inviting space to think, approach arts, meditate and work intellectually. The center offers movies, theater presentations, dance events, art exhibitions, courses and seminars on different topics.
The Italian Cultural Institute represents Italy abroad. Its aim is to promote the image of Italy and its culture in Peru and to strengthen the intercultural dialogue between Italy and Peru. The institute offers diverse cultural activities ranging from art, music, cinema, theater and ballet to fashion, design and photography.
The aim of the Peruvian Japanese Association is to represent Japanese citizens in Peru and to spread the Japanese traditional values among the general community. The Peruvian Japanese Cultural Center offers a wide variety of cultural activities. The center is famous for their excellent theater performances and art exhibitions.
The Cultural Center Cafae-Se José María Arguedas is a place of diverse cultural and artistic production in Lima. Cafae-Se has two approaches to spread cultural development: the theoretical programs including seminars, conferences and workshops and the practical application with offers ranging from performing arts and plastic arts to audiovisual ...
Founded in April 1826, the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (MNAAHP) is Peru's oldest state museum. On display is a wide range of perfectly preserved pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals, organic materials and lithic's. Objects of historic-artistic value are exhibited. The documentary, photographic and bibliographic collections tell...
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