Coliseo Amauta

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Centro de Convenciones Agua Viva
Former namesPlaza Monumental of Chacra Ríos (1946-68)
Coliseo Amauta (1968-2012)
AddressAv. Naciones Unidas con Av. Arica
Lima 15081
LocationCata, Breña
OwnerComunidad Cristiana Agua Viva
Capacity 20,000
Opened14 February 1946 (1946-02-14)
Renovated1967-68, 2011-12

Centro de Convenciones Agua Viva [1] (formerly known as Coliseo Amauta) is the biggest multi-use indoor arena in Peru, located in the southern zone of the Lima District in Lima, Peru. The arena has a capacity for 20,000 people, which can vary depending on use. It originally opened in 1946.

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  1. Bendezú, Rider (26 September 2012). "Coliseo Amauta: De plaza de toros a centro religioso" [Coliseum Amauta: From bullring to religious center]. La República (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 1 January 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.

Coordinates: 12°03′16.52″S77°03′47.56″W / 12.0545889°S 77.0632111°W / -12.0545889; -77.0632111