3 days 2 nights
10:00 Lima is often called the City of Kings in honor of 40 Spanish Vice-Kings in the 16th century. In the old city, which has the correct geometric layout, you will meet unusual colonial Creole-style buildings at every step. Of particular interest are the Municipal Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the City Hall ("Cabildo") and the Cathedral, located on the Armor Square. As soon as you cross the threshold of the Archbishop's Palace, there is a beautiful view of the huge staircase. Its floors are covered with white marble, and the handrails are carved from mahogany. The glass ceiling of the hall is decorated with colored paintings. The ground floor of the building is used for exhibitions that are held to promote and strengthen the Catholic faith. That is why there are many paintings and sculptures of religious content, dating back to the XVI-XVII centuries. Another part of the city, southern, is no less picturesque. These are new areas where multi-storey skyscrapers of glass and concrete stand: the Civic Center, the Sheraton Hotel, numerous buildings of banks, offices and residential buildings. Among other places of Lima that are of interest to tourists, the following can be noted: Basilica of 21 altars, great patio decorated with Seville tiles of XVI century, San Martin Plaza, Clementine Chapter house, library of monks.
We are headed to the residential districts of Miraflores, San Isidoro. It is the Pucllana site, the very ceremonial and administrative center of the culture here. You will have the chance to spend the rest of the eveing at the Olivar de San Isidro Park, enjoying and taking in a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.
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Return to hotel. Overnight.
10:00 Pachacamac is an archaeological site located in the valley of the Lurin River, 40 kilometers southeast of Lima in Peru. In this place you can see the pyramid, a colorful mural painted with fish on it, a cemetery. The buildings date from 3-7 centuries AD. Originally, the city of Pachacamac belonged to Lima. In the 7th-9th century AD, under the rule of Huari, the city was used as an administrative center. In the buildings of that time, a number of motifs were observed that were characteristic of Huari — in graves, on fabrics and ceramics. After the rule of Wari, Pachacamac existed as a religious state. Most of the buildings of the city appeared in the "postwar" time (800-1450 AD). The temple dedicated to the “creator of the world” god Pachaсamak was a Mecca of the ancient inhabitants of the southern coast. Pilgrims flocked here, bringing with them goldware, because this metal was considered to belong to the gods. But only some elected priests were eligible to enter the holy of holies. The whole territory was considered sacred, and the pilgrims had to remove their sandals before setting foot on its land. Not only the living came to this holy place to worship the gods. The dead were also brought to the valleys of the Rimak River and to the ocean coast south of it, so that they could spend their afterlife in the shadow of the gods - perhaps with the hope of being resurrected, as the local tribes believed that the waters of the Rimak were able to resurrect the dead.
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