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".
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.
This tour takes 3 1/2 approx.
- Tourist bus.
- Professional English speaking guide.
- Entrance fee to the Catacombs.
DEPARTURE: every day.
TIME: 09:15 am or 14:15 pm
LENGTH: 03 ½ hrs.