Main Highlights: Colonial landmarks of UNESCO-designated Historic Center • Examples of Baroque, Neoclassical & Beaux-Arts architecture • Modern vibe in San Isidro & charming, coastal Miraflores • Ocean views, mosaics & sculptures at the Parque del Amor • Expert local guide sharing history, anecdotes & insider tips.
Description: Enjoy a fantastic tour through Lima’s streets and plazas, starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, where you can admire mosaics and sculptures inspired by Gaudi’s Park Guell in Barcelona as well as sweeping views out over the Pacific coastline, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, the ancient ruins of a ceremonial center of the pre-Inca Lima culture. Then, continue exploring San Isidro, the financial center of the city where you will travel back through the centuries to the pre-Incan, pyramid-shaped shrine of Huaca Huallamarca.
Your Lima City Tour will continue on the Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site marked by its colonial architecture, all centered around the sprawling and elegant Plaza Mayor. Visit the cathedral, which houses the tomb of Spanish Conqueror Fransisco Pizarro. Cross the plaza to marvel at the incredibly ornate facade of the Archbishop’s Palace, and stand on the neoclassical steps of the Palace of Justice. As you move on, admire the wooden balconies of the Baroque Torre Tagle Palace.
Important Note: The Cathedral of Lima is not open to tourists on Saturday afternoons and Sunday morning.
PERU HOLIDAY ADVENTURES INCLUDING LIMA CITY TOUR