2 City Tour
Breakfast. 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 palace Central Reserve Bank museum*, where you can appreciate the treasures of Peru a fine selection of gold objects , ceramics and textiles of various pre-Columbian cultures, from their origins to the Incas, which captivate and impress visitors. We continue to the Santo Domingo Church, where we discover the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porres, and then to Lima's Colonial Balconies. Later 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 continue our journey towards the district of Pueblo Libre to visit the Larco Herrera Museum, considered to be the museum with the largest private collection of pre-Columbian Peruvian art. This exhibit shows examples of textiles, one of which is world record breaking 398 threads per lineal inch, and tools used by ancient Peruvians to work in ceramics and metal. It also has a collection of ceramics, gold and silver with semi-precious stones belonging to different Pre-Inca and Inca cultures of Peru. 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. Transfer to the bus station.
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