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Free tour

Free walking tour of the city of Lima from Miraflores

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 10, 2019

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Have fun exploring on foot all the essential places in Lima, join this Free Tour of 2 hours and 30 minutes! Our expert local Guides will take you from Miraflores to the Center of Lima in a bus known as the metropolitan in a local and economical way . You will save 15 dollars that taxis usually charge you! On this tour we are going to explore many of the main attractions of the city, such as the Cathedral of Lima, the church of San Francisco, the emblematic Plaza San Martin and much more!

The Free Tour of Lima starts at the kfc at Av. José Larco 389 Miraflores, half a block from Parque Kennedy, and usually ends at La Plaza de Armas in Lima.

2 Meeting Points from Monday to Sunday:

  1. Miraflores: 10:15 am Av. José Larco 389, Miraflores 15074, Peru
  2. Downtown Lima: 11:40 am Gran Hotel Bolivar



  1. Visit the emblematic Plaza San Martin
  2. Discover the first historical capital of Peru
  3. Get to know the Plaza Mayor of Lima, it is one of the most beautiful squares in South America
  4. Marvel at the impressive Cathedral of Lima and the churches of San Francisco and Santo Domingo
  5. Learn about Peruvian gastronomy and delight yourself with a free tasting of our flagship drink of Peru, Pisco Sour!

In the First Place, we will depart from our first meeting point in the direction of the Ricardo Palma del Metropolitano station, to take the public bus that will take us to the Historic Center of Lima. It is important to bring coins with you to pay for the ticket from Miraflores to the center of Lima (the bus price is s/ 3.50 soles per section), here you are saving 15 dollars than the normal charge for a taxi, the trip lasts about 20 minutes to Colmena station, is the closest whereabouts that will take us to the Heart of Lima.


The emblematic Plaza San Martin

Let's explore the Emblematic Plaza San Martín, this space was a tram station that directed its wagons in two opposite directions: towards Callao and towards the Chorrillos spa. It is a vital icon of the Historic Center of Lima, inaugurated in 1921 on the occasion of the Centennial of the Independence of Peru.

This square is crowned by the monument to the Liberator Don José de San Martín, who proclaimed the Independence of Peru in 1821, and bordered by beautiful historical buildings such as the Teatro Colón, the Gran Hotel Bolívar and the Club Nacional.

Tour with our expert local guide the second most important square in our capital, which enchants and reflects our national culture!


Union street

We will walk through El Jirón de la Unión, it is a straight street of 11 blocks that connects the Plaza San Martin with the Plaza de Armas in the historic center of Lima, however, it was not always known as "Jirón de la Unión" in the past, each street of this jirón It had a special name like the entire center of Lima, also known as the Pizarro checkerboard and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


The main square of Lima

We will visit the Plaza Mayor of Lima, it is one of the most beautiful squares in South America. Icon of the city, for witnessing two important events: the founding of Lima in 1535, and the proclamation of the Independence of Peru in 1821.

Its pool is the only vestige of the colonial period that we can appreciate in the square, since it dates from 1651. Around it are emblematic buildings of the city such as the Government Palace, the Municipal Palace, the Archbishop's Palace and the Basilica Cathedral of Lima .


From the Plaza Mayor, fall in love with our Historic Center!


Government Palace – panoramic tour

This emblematic and historic building houses the legacy of all the heads of state of Peru since viceroyalty times. Appreciate its beautiful architectural design, completed in 1938.


Municipal Palace – panoramic tour

We will know The Municipal Palace of Lima was founded in the year 1548, in its halls the Act of Independence of Peru was signed on July 15, 1821. Its Great Hall, with beautiful sculptures and marble and onyx stairs, will give you a welcome unique and will be able to take you to the great halls and corridors that will dazzle you with their design and beauty. Don't miss out on this great historical experience!


The Basilica Cathedral of Lima – panoramic tour

We will appreciate The Cathedral Basilica of Lima is one of the most beautiful spaces in our city, it is located on the perimeter of the Plaza Mayor of Lima, and together with the Archbishop's Palace they make up an architectural complex that today has become a museum with impressive works of art, fine furnishings and life-size Catholic figures.


Basilica and Convent of Santo Domingo – panoramic tour

Get to know the beauty of one of the oldest convents in the city! It is one of the oldest convents in Lima. On its altar in the church are the relics of the 3 Peruvian Saints Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías. Previously, the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos functioned here in 1551.


House of Peruvian Literature

Let yourself be amazed by a space for meeting, reflection and construction around literature, which contains excellent programs and activities with the purpose of revaluing Peruvian literature, prevailing contact with the literary and creative heritage of our country.

Built in the old Desamparados Station dating from 1912 and connecting Lima with the center of the country.


Basilica and Convent of San Francisco de Lima

Its beautiful temple, as well as the museum and catacombs of the convent, are a space that transports you back in time to the viceregal days of our capital. In its chapels is located the statuette of San Judas Tadeo, saint of the impossible, which receives numerous visits and flower arrangements during the 28th of each month.


Tasting of the blessed liquor of Peru The Pisco Sour!

Finally, we will visit a traditional bar in the heart of downtown Lima and we will taste different flavors of our flagship drink in Lima, the Pisco Sour!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. José Larco 389, Miraflores 15074,...
    Av. José Larco 389, Miraflores 15074, Peru
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    Meeting point: Miraflores: 10:15 am Av. José Larco 389, Miraflores 15074

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    Historical Center

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Linda 18 Jul 2024
Budapest

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
The tour was a good introduction to the city, I would recommend it to those who would like to get to know Lima better.
Leandro 17 Jul 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Muy interesante y muy claro. Diana excelente guía.
Sophie 15 Jul 2024
Amsterdam

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
We had a Nice city tour with Ricardo. He was ver knowledgeable and knew everything about anything!
Valerie 11 Jul 2024
Sherbrooke

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Very Nice tour, and taking the bus to get there makes it different as well.
Javier 10 Jul 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
En general estuvo bien.
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Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
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Does not accept large group reservations.
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Not suitable for pets.

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