On this city tour of Lima, Peru, you will be driven along the main streets, plazas, and avenues of Lima. You will start at the Parque del Amor, in Miraflores, which has a a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Then, you will admire a panoramic view of Huaca Pucllana, an ancient ceremonial center of pre-Inca culture known as Lima culture, which developed in the Peruvian Central Coast between 200 A.D. and 700 A.D. In San Isidro, the financial center of the city, you will see Huaca Huallamarca, an ancient pre-Inca shrine.
You’ll continue to the Main Square, where you will see the Government Palace and City Hall. You’ll visit the cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, where San Martin de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima are buried, after roaming its halls during the 17th century.
The Gold Museum
Then you will visit the private collection of Miguel Mujica Gallo. During his lifetime he helped recover Peru’s historical heritage, mainly of the cultures in northern Peru. He set up the Peruvian Gold Museum Foundation, where over 2,000 pieces of gold, silver, and brass belonging to the Mochica, Chimu, and Inca cultures are displayed. Among the most precious treasures are nose pieces, pots, and utensils for religious purposes – and even some mummies! Inca and Paracas textiles are also displayed, as well as pottery and garments. You’ll also find the Weapons of the World collection here, considered to be one of the best collections of its kind, and includes treasures and relics that played important roles in world history.
- Language: English
- Included: One bottle of water
- Walking information: Some walking at the sites
- Important notes: There is a dress code to enter religious sites. Participants wearing shorts will not be allowed into the convent or cathedral. Participants are also not allowed to take photographs in the cathedral.