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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.

Meeting point
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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.

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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 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (6)

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Natalie

22 days ago

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Francisco

4 months ago

Really well explained tour provided by fernando.

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

Hello Francisco! Thank you for contacting us! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour and everything was well explained for you. We hope to see you again in the near future :)
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Paula

4 months ago

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Steve

6 months ago

Interesting guide. enjoyed the stories.

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Jimmy

7 months ago

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Jacqueline

8 months ago

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