Duration: 04 hours approximately.

Start time:

Morning 09:15 hours.

Afternoon 14:15 hours.

Frequency: Daily. 

Our tour offers the best combination of the various attractions in Lima and its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. In Lima, there were several pre-Columbian cultures dating back thousands of years old.

It was part of the Inca Empire to its foundation by the Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535 as the capital of the viceroyalty of new Castilla of the Spanish Empire. During our guided tour will travel through ancient history.

 

Ancestral Lima: In the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site built in the 4th century ad we will have a panoramic view of this magnificent ceremonial and administrative center considered by the Incas a sacred village. We will learn about the life and rituals of its ancient inhabitants and the typical characteristic of pyramid building pre-Hispanic constructions sacred and revered of the coast of Peru.

 

Colonial Lima: The viceroyalty of Peru was the most important of the Spanish empire and Lima was its capital. In its historic center highlights the architecture and urban design of that period, old streets with colonial mansions, Moorish style balconies.

Our trip includes the Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martin and Plaza Mayor, with their different buildings: the Government Palace, The Archbishop\'s Palace, the Basilica Cathedral and the Palacio Municipal.

In the historical center we will visit one of the most buildings, the Banco Central de Reservas Museum where we can appreciate the treasures of Peru: a fine selection of gold objects, ceramics and textiles from pre-Columbian cultures different from their origins until the Incas that will captivate and impress to the visitors (*).

We will enter to the monumental San Francisco Convent, which has the largest exhibition of religious art in America. The Great Court of the Main Cloister, decorated with 16th century tiles from Sevilla, beautiful Moorish arches and its subterranean crypts known as Las Catacumbas, where you will feel the presence of the colonial past.

 

Contemporany:View of the more traditional residential zone of the capital: El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores and Larco Mar, distinctive tourist center of Lima, good point to enjoy a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.

 

(*) Banco central de Reservas Museum closed to the public saturday and sunday afternoons and monday all day. Promotions and visits contained in this brochure may change or terminate without previous notice.

Saturday the 16th. Custom text here.