“JAIME MET US , AND GREETED ME LIKE AN OLD FRIEND – BIG HUGS AND KISSES ON BOTH CHEEKS… WE HAVE BEEN EMAILING BACK AND FORTH SINCE LAST MARCH ABOUT ALL THESE TOURS, AND YES, I FELT LIKE I WAS GREETING SOMEONE I KNEW QUITE WELL, RATHER THAN MEETING HIM OF THE FIRST TIME!”
Colonial Lima is the historic center of the Peruvian capital;
The history of Lima dates back to 1535 when Francisco Pizzaro started the foundation of the city; he was the (in)famous Spanish conquistador who defeated the Incas. In the 19th century, the city suffered damages due to the Peruvian War of Independence. Still, this city stands strong with its breathtaking architecture and rich history. This place is protected by the Unesco World Heritage Site.
Since Lima lies on the Pacific Ocean, taking a travel to Lima is a good option for those of you seeking for a shore excursion.
Your meeting point with the tour guide is Callao’s port or Your Hotel where our team will pick you up and drive you to Lima’s downtown.
You will visit the Historical center of Lima, Plaza St Martin and the Major Plaza (the Main Square), where the tour guide will show you the most important and perhaps beautiful buildings in Lima- Palace of Government, Bishop Palace, the Cathedral and the Municipal Palace. The tour continues to the Convento de San Francisco, today holding the biggest collection considered of the religious colonial art in America. We will admire The Library, the Sacristy, the art collection of Francisco de Zurbaran y Rivera, and the infrastructure, decorated finely with Sevillian blue rollers of the 16th century, its beautiful Moorish arches and the Underground Crypts known as the Catacombs.
We will enjoy lunch at EL BOLIVARIANO where we will be delighted with Creole Food and Pisco Sour. After lunch, the tour guide will take you to visit the Museo Larco Herrera.
The museum is housed in the 18th-century vice-royal mansion built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid. It showcases chronological galleries that provide a thorough overview of 4,000 pieces of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. It boasts one of the world’s largest collections of pre-Columbian art including Moche, Nazca, Chimú, and Inca pieces.
We would recommend this tour as a great travel option for art and history lovers, but also others interested in meeting new cultures are highly likely to be amazed by Lima.
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