ANCESTRAL LIMA: We started our tour with a panoramic view of the “Huaca Pucllana”, magnificent ceremonial and archaeological center built in the fourth century A.D. and considered “sacred town” by the Incas.
The viceroyalty of Peru was the most important of the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital.
COLONIAL LIMA: We visit the Historic Center of Lima, where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, highlighting the Paseo de la República, the Plaza San Martín, the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, the Municipal Palace among others.
We visit the MUSEUM OF THE CENTRAL RESERVE BANK, here you will appreciate the “Collection Treasures of Peru”, a select exhibition of gold objects, ceramics and textiles from various pre-Columbian cultures.
We visited the MONUMENTAL COMPLEX OF SAN FRANCISCO, which constitutes the largest sample of colonial religious art in America. It is worth visiting its underground crypts known as “Catacombs”.
CONTEMPORARY LIMA: We will visit the most traditional residential areas of Lima, El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar.
We were able to explore some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Plaza San Martin, the Government Palace, and the San Francisco Monastery. Overall, I highly recommend the Lima city tour for anyone looking to get a great overview of the city.