City Tour - Lima Colonial and Modern
Lima is the present capital of Peru. Lima was the place that developed several pre–Columbian cultures dating back thousands of years old. It was part of the Inca Empire until was founded by the Spanish Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535 as the capital of the Viceroyalty of New Castilla of the Spanish Empire.
On the one hand it bathes the Pacific Ocean and on the other are the Andes in the Sierra.
On this tour we visit Lima's historic center, Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martín, Plaza Mayor with its distinctive buildings: the Government Palace, Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, The Archbishop's Palace and municipal,The station of the homeless and old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies.
Lima Municipality, the Temple of San Francisco, where we visit the cloisters, the catacombs, and the religious museum. After that we do a tour for the main streets where they are located colonial mansions.
We visit the Monumental Convent of San Francisco that is the largest collection of colonial art in America. They appreciate the Coral Room and the Library of the monks, the sacristy, with its collection of Zurbaran and Rivera. The Grand Courtyard of the Main Cloister, decorated with Seville tiles of the XVI century.
Then we visit the traditional neighborhood of Lima, San Isidro, El Olivar, and Larco Mar, including the Love Park where we have a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.
Back to the Hotel.
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