CITY TOUR COLONIAL AND MODERN LIMA
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 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 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".
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 the urban layout of that period, in old streets with colonial mansions of Moorish style balconies. Our tour includes the Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martín and the Plaza Mayor, with its distinctive buildings: Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Cathedral Basilica and the Municipal Palace.
In the historic center we visit one of its most beautiful buildings, the Central Reserve Bank Museum, where you can see the Treasures of Peru: a select exhibition of gold objects, ceramics and textiles from diverse pre-Columbian cultures, from its origins to the Incas, which captivates and impresses our visitors.
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.
This tour takes 3 1/2 approx.
- Tourist bus.
- Professional English speaking guide.
DEPARTURE: every day.
TIME: 09:15 am or 14:15 pm
LENGTH: 03 ½ hrs.