After picking you up
from the hotel, we will start the Lima city tour at the wonderful Larco Museum, located in the
traditional neighborhood of Pueblo Libre.
The museum was founded by the Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle in
1926, in a beautiful mansion with
amazing gardens dating from the eighteen century.
The Larco Museum has a complete collection of more than 5000 pieces of pre Columbian art made
with gold and silver, as well as ceramics, and erotic art. Chronologically, we
will stroll through incredible salons to learn about ancient Peruvian
The tour continues in
the historic center of Lima. Declared
a UNESCO World’s Heritage Site in 1988,
this place houses awesome squares, colonial mansions, and a lot of history. We
will visit Casa de Aliaga, a
colonial house built in 1536, full of invaluable arte and history. Until now,
this jewel of the architecture is still inhabited by descendants of Jeronimo de
Aliaga y Ramirez family, a Spanish conqueror and ally of Francisco
We will continue towards
the Plaza de Armas, where the city of
Lima was founded in 1535, and where the Independence of Peru were declared
officially in 1821. During the time of viceroyalty, this square was used as
market, and also, as the place where executions were carried out.
We are going to have
the opportunity to admire historical places as the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s
Palace, the Municipal Palace,
and other important buildings of the colonial time. We will visit the Cathedral of Lima, declared Cultural Heritage Site, built in the
sixteenth century by Spanish conquers.
After the visit, you
will be transferred back to the hotel.