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Free Historical Centre Tour of Lima

  • Lima
  • Available in: English, Spanish

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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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How to find me: At the Obelisk in Plaza de la Democracia, by the Metropolitano stop Estación Colmena, look for our guide carrying a Strawberry Umbrella.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Ratings (15)

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Maria

3 days ago

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

Hello Maria, Thanks for contacting us and for your good rating :) We hope to see you again soon!
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Tolu

8 days ago

Great tour! Fernando gave us a lot of historical background on Lima and took us through the historical sites. He was patient and allowed us to spend time and answered all questions. After the tour, we all thought Lima was better than people said it was. Loved the fact that we were a small group, which made it more interactive and fun. Fernando also gave us tips on restaurants and best place for churros. I definitely recommend.

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

Hello Tolu, Thanks for contacting us and for your kind words. Our guides have the mission to make their customers feel as in home. Don't forget to recommend us!
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Tessa Marks

1 month ago

Guru confirmed the night before but never showed up ! We called strawberry and they said they had no record of the reservation and there was no tour today. And then they sent us this request to review them. Very disappointed

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Oliver

3 months ago

Informative tour, good English, short and brief , would recommend it.

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Dim Liv

4 months ago

Very knowledgeable guide. Such an interesting story. Made me fall in love with Lima.

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Jenny

4 months ago

Great tour well worth doing

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

Thanks Jenny, hope to see you again real soon! :)
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