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Plaza de Acho

Updated on October 15, 2012
Palacio de Gobierno, Lima, Peru.
Palacio de Gobierno, Lima, Peru.
Alameda de los Descalzos, Lima, Peru.
Alameda de los Descalzos, Lima, Peru.
Alameda de los Descalzos poster
Alameda de los Descalzos poster
View of Cerro San Cristobal and the shanty towns from the bullfighting ring.
View of Cerro San Cristobal and the shanty towns from the bullfighting ring.
Stone Bridge over Rimac River in Lima, Peru.
Stone Bridge over Rimac River in Lima, Peru. | Source

I believe my hub has a few problems, so I intend to improve it so I can publish it once again! The topic is Plaza de Acho in Lima and although I don't like bullfighting, I have to admit that Acho and bull fights have a long tradition in my Peru and its history.

To start with, the ring is situated in the Rimac suburb, an important district of the city. It is not only next to the river of the same name that goes past the city, but also close to the Government Palace, which is a tourist attraction, as is the Plaza de Armas, the many churches and the downtown area in general.

Alameda de los Descalzos

Traces of Lima's colonial past still remain today in the Rímac district, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

Desamparados Train Station

This station is very close to Plaza de Acho, Plaza de Armas and the Government Palace and taking a train up the Andes would provide you with spectacular views of the Andes and the Andean villages along the way. You could visit Huancayo and its markets, but you could also go further to interesting places like Huancavelica too. Link:

Alameda de los Descalzos

There one can find the Alameda de los Descalzos, a tree lined promenade, which leads to the Convento de los Descalzos (Barefoot Convent). Built in the 18th century, it is one of the best features in this lower-middle-class district. Rimac was never considered a well to do area, but it has always been full of culture and very vibrant, with peñas and typical restaurants.


Once romanticized in ballads, Amancaes is a hilly prairie, now overrun with pueblos jóvenes (shanty towns). The Cerro San Cristóbal, the highest point in the Lima Province, is located in this area, overlooking the city below.

The Puente de Piedra (Stone Bridge)

It was built in 1610 and it is close to Plaza de Acho, the bullfightingring, which is the oldest in the Americas. The Bullfighting Museum is at the entrance to the ring and visits are recommended for fans.

Chabuca Granda

There is no better person to guide you through this hub as you listen to Chabuca Granda singing La Flor de la Canela!


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