- Available in: English, Spanish
About the tour
Learn about the life and legacy of the Republic of Peru’s most important and longest-standing president, Augusto Seguía, the man who brought modernity to the capital together with the “Beaux Arts” architecture. Marvel at San Martín Square, inaugurated by Leguía in 1921, and hear the story of the emancipation of Peru under the statue of the Argentinean Libertador José de San Martín. Admire the House of Peruvian Literature, and the old Desamparados train station, which is one of the best examples of architecture in South America.
Enjoy the spectacular colonial architecture of the Peruvian capital. For 289 years, from 1535 up until 1821, Lima was the capital of the Spanish empire in America, and thanks to this you can find some of the best examples of Baroque buildings on the planet in Lima’s Old Town, such as the incomparable Cathedral, or the palaces where the noblemen used to live, some of which were even constructed in a Spanish-Arabesque style known as Mudejar; a true celebration of beauty through construction!
On our Free Historical Center Tour of Lima, we will journey through the history and architecture of the city until we reach its most profound roots and understand the fascinating present of the city which respects its past but also looks towards the future.
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