Lima - Peru
Lima: colonial and pre-Inca historical sights
This historical tour of Lima will let you uncover the true story of Lima! Begin your tour by meeting with your guide in Plaza San Martin, in front of San Martin monument.
Continue discovering the Gran Hotel Bolivar, where you can try some of the famous local cocktails (at your own expense), and continue then through Jirón de la Unión street until reaching Lima’s Plaza Mayor.
Follow up exploring the convent of San Francisco, the Plaza Bolivar and San Pedro Church. You will finish your tour in the Pantheon of Próceres.
Sites included on this tour include:
Plaza San Martin: A main Plaza in Lima paying tribute to Peru's liberator, José de San Martín.
Gran Hotel Bolivar: Built in 1924, it was the first major hotel in Lima
Jirón de la Unión Street: The main pedestrian street in the heart of the Historic City Center.
Plaza Mayor Lima: Considered the place where the city was born, it is probably the most important place to visit in the Peruvian capital
Convent of san Francisco: one of the most impressive structures in the Peruvian capital and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Plaza Bolivar: Another important plaza in the historic city center that is also the home to the Peruvian Legislative Palace
San Pedro Church: Peru’s prized church from the 1600’s that was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.
Panteon de los Próceres: is a crypt inside the old Church of the Real Colegio de San Carlos (Royal College of San Carlos) that holds the remains of the heroes of the Peruvian War of Independence.
Visit these sites, learn the history and enjoy the true Peruvian spirit of Lima!