Paseo de los Héroes Navales

Paseo de los Héroes Navales is located a few blocks south of Plaza San Martín in the UNESCO World Heritage listed historic city center of Lima. It’s a long stretch filled with sculptures, bushes, and flowers. It was built in the 1920s. Built underneath it is a Metropolitano station, Estación Central. If you decide to walk between the Paseo and Plaza San Martín, take extra precautions.

Paseo de los Héroes Navales in Lima, Peru

Paseo de los Héroes Navales

Llama sculpture at Paseo de los Héroes Navales in Lima, Peru

Llama sculpture

To the north end of the Paseo is Edificio Rímac, built in 1919. It is also known as Casa Roosevelt. One of the first elevators in Lima was installed in this building.

Edificio Rímac at Paseo de los Héroes Navales in Lima, Peru

Edificio Rímac

Along the east side of the Paseo is the massive Palacio de Justicia. It’s a courthouse completed in 1938.

Palacio de Justicia at Paseo de los Héroes Navales in Lima, Peru

Palacio de Justicia

Along the west side is the Museo de Arte Italiano (Museum of Italian Art). It was built in 1921 as a gift of the Italian immigrants in Lima for the 100th anniversary of Peru’s independence. It’s located in a small park called Parque Juana Alarco Dammert.

Museo de Arte Italiano at Paseo de los Héroes Navales in Lima, Peru

Museo de Arte Italiano

Museo de Arte Italiano at Paseo de los Héroes Navales in Lima, Peru

Museo de Arte Italiano

To the south of the Paseo is Plaza Grau. It’s a traffic circle with a large monument in the middle.

Plaza Grau in Lima, Peru

Plaza Grau

Located on Plaza Grau is the Museo de Arte de Lima (Lima Art Museum). It was originally the Palacio de la Exposición built in 1872 for the International Exposition of Lima.

Museo de Arte de Lima at Plaza Grau in Lima, Peru

Museo de Arte de Lima

Further south is Peru’s national stadium, Estadio Nacional. It was built in 1952 and has a capacity of 45,000. The stadium hosts Peru’s national football team and many concerts. The photo below was taken in 2009 before it was renovated and modernized.

Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru

Estadio Nacional

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