10:00 We start the tour guided by the most important places and attractions of Lima, “City of Kings. ” The tour includes tour of the Historic Center of Lima, Main Plaza, Government Palace, Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, Municipal palaceLater we will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage Site. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of the cloisters, Clementine Chapter house, choir, library of the monks, museum that displays 11 canvas paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with canvas paintings by Zurbaran and Rivera, great patio decorated with Seville tiles of XVI Century, Moorish arches and underground catacombs, which were formerly a large public cemetery, and finally we visit the San Martin Plaza.
Time to sample Peruvian food at a good restaurant (by passengers).
We visit the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, entering the Pucllana Archeological site, ceremonial and administrative center of the Lima Culture, built in the second century AD and considered by the Incas as Ñaupallaqta, “Sacred Place”; the Olivar de San Isidro Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the fifteenth century, the Kennedy park in Miraflores and Larcomar, a tourist and entertainment center, a symbol of modern Lima and a privileged spot to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.
Return to hotel. Overnight stay.
10:00 We continue our journey to the archaeological center of Pachacamac, an ancient Pre-Columbian pilgrimage site, dominating the fertile valley of Lurin and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The temple built 700 BC primarily to worship the Sun God, but also of the moon, is made almost entirely of mud bricks, and consists of Pachacamac idol, along with temples, enclosures and catacombs, which have been recently restored. It is considered that this was a major ceremonial centre of pre-Inca era. The pilgrims came here from far away to worship Pachacamac, the creator of the world and its creatures. The part best preserved is the Inca section which houses an interesting collection of pre-Hispanic relics.
Return to Hotel.
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