The Lima City Tour
This excursion offers you a perfect combination between the different cultures and periods (precolonial, colonial and modern Lima) that have influenced Lima throughout its history.
Route: We drive along the Huaca Pucllana, built in the fourth century before our era by the Lima Culture, and today lying in the middle of the modern Miraflores district.
Then we will visit the historic center of the city where you will see, among other things: the Plaza de Armas, built in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro - the Spanish conqueror of Peru, the Governoral Palace where today the President of the Peruvian Republic sits, the Town Hall, the Cathedral and beyond, The House of El Oidor, Furthermore, we see architectural gems such as Palacio Torre Tagle , an impressive Baroque-style palace from the eighteenth century. Then we will visit the church San Francisco (1673) with its monastery and Catacombs, where we will take a tour and see the bones of tens of thousands of wealthy Limeños - in the period of the Viceroys - neatly sorted buried. This monastery, known for its impressive dome made of cedar wood from Nicaragua, walls tiled with mosaic stones imported from Seville and arches and columns with an obvious Moorish relief, has weathered several major earthquakes. In the beautiful chapel there is a collection of paintings by the apostles and there is also an impressive library.
Then we continue via the business district of Lima called San Isidro to the most touristic district, namely Miraflores where your hotel is also located. Before we drop you off at the hotel again, the bus will first pass the Kennedy Park and Larcomar. The Kennedy Park is the central park of the Miraflores district and is surrounded by many restaurants, bars and shops and forms the heart of this cosmopolitan district. Larcomar is a large shopping mall located on a cliff, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Here too you can find many shops, restaurants and bars with often a beautiful view over the ocean. If desired, you can get off at the Kennedy Park or Larcomar to stroll around here on your own. In that case, this tour ends here and you go back to the hotel on your own.
Departure: From Monday till Sunday
Includes: All entrance fees, bus transport, English-speaking guide
Duration: Three and a half hours
Price: Depending on the number of participants
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Plaza de Armas van Lima
San Francisco Kerk in Lima
De catacomben van Lima
Lima Miraflores Costa Verde
Huaca Pucclana in Lima