COLONIAL AND MODERN LIMA + GOLDEN ROOM EXHIBITION
This excursion provides a perfect combination (pre-hispanic era, colonial period and modern Lima), and enables the visitor to get acquainted with Lima's complete history.
We will visit the Huaca Pucllana, a magnificent ceremonial and administrative center of Lima culture, built in the 4th century A.D. and considered by the Incas as Naupallaqta, a "Sacred Village".
We will show you the "Historical Center". Paseo de la Republica, San Martin Square, Main Square, Government Palace, Basilica Cathedral, The Archbishop's Palace, City Hall Palace, The Old Streets with colonial mansions and Moorish-style balconies.
We will also visit "the convent of San Francisco de Asis" the greatest monumental assembly of colonial art in America. The monk's choir and library; the vestry, with painting by zurbaran and Rivera; main cloister decorated with sevillian tiles from the 16th century; Moorish arches, and the famous "Catacombs", underground crypts from the colonial times.
The tour continues through the more traditional residential areas; El Olivar in San Isidro, with olive trees brought from Spain in the 17th century; Miraflores' Central Park, and "Larco Mar", a spot of international thematic attractions which offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean - Larco Mar has became a distinctive symbol of modern Lima.
PERU’S GOLDEN ROOM EXHIBITION
Ancient Peruvians were master metalworkers. The “cire perdue” or lost wax process, known across the Orient and lost in the West until the Renaissance was the most frequent technique used by master ancient Peruvian gold and silversmiths.
On our tour of Peru’s Golden room exhibition, visitors will appreciate a dazzling collection of gold artefacts from various pre-Colombian civilizations, some more than 3,000 years old.
Metal pieces and jewellery of incalculable value in gold, silver and precious stones used by the Incas—the children of the Sun God and monarchs of the vast Inca Empire—are shown in this collection. Five hundred years ago, the gold of Peru attracted many European adventurers who conquered the Inca and founded the Vice-Royalty of Peru under the Spanish Crown.
- Tourist bus.
- Professional English speaking guide.
- Entrance fee.
DEPARTURE: every day
TIME: 09:00 am and 14:00 pm
LENGTH: 04 ½ hrs.