For those with a taste of the macabre, a visit to the increasingly popular Museum of the Inquisition and Congress is a perfect introduction to a darker side of Lima's cultural past. Once inside you'll be treated to, among other items of cultural importance, the museum's basement: a quasi-dungeon that served as a scene of imprisonment and torture during the years of the Spanish Inquisition. The tour comes complete with wax sculptures and implement recreations that give the exhibit a very realistic, albeit slightly creepy, feel. A must see? Nope, but still eerily interesting if you're in the neighborhood. Plus, since it's located in the historic former National Senate building, the interior design and woodwork is a fantastic little bonus.
Location:Jr. Junín 548 City Center, Lima
Note:The museum is free to visitors, with plenty of guided tours in Spanish and a few in English.