Walking Tour Historical Center Lima

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Maximo
Registered on December 29, 2023

Official tourism guide and teacher (English-history), expert in tourist circuits for more than 15 years (archaeological, religious, gastronomic tourism, etc.). Having been born and raised in a small town in Peru and then in the capital, has developed my expertise, understanding and respect for my country and also the passion and knowledge to show it in all contexts. I have visited the 3 regions of my country and I have discovered its treasures like no one else. I support the idea that "you can't show what you don't know."

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Our tour begins from the Gran Hotel Bolívar, from there we will observe the Plaza de San Martin, we will walk the first blocks of the Jirón de la Unión that houses mansions and emblematic houses until we reach the Plaza de Armas, around it we will be able to appreciate the imposing Cathedral , Municipal Palace and the Government Palace, from where we will see the changing of the guard and delight in the musical notes of the Band of the Mariscal Domingo Nieto Cavalry Regiment, which has the mission of guarding the Palace.

We will continue our journey until we come across the House of Literature, inside there is a library that bears the name of our famous writer Mario Vargas Llosa (winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature), this house has several environments where production is encouraged. national literary.

Along the cobblestone streets we will find endless craft stores, where you can buy alpaca clothing, cotton, souvenirs, among others, and perhaps enjoy a cup of Peruvian coffee or taste our national drink Pisco Sour.

Upon reaching the corner of Jr. Lampa and Ancash we find the Convent of San Francisco and Catacumbas, a colonial architectural jewel that dates back to 1546; We will tour its main cloister decorated with Sevillian tiles from the 17th century and the Catacombs (underground crypts from the colonial era).

The next point to visit is the Convent of Santo Domingo, whose corridors were traveled by San Martín de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima in the 17th century and where their remains currently lie.

To finish our tour we will walk to Alameda Chabuca Granda, from where you can see the Rímac River, Cerro San Cristóbal and observe the traditional Limeño sweets and food stalls.

Places to visit:
San Francisco Convent and Catacombs Museum
Santo Domingo Convent Museum
Lima's center

Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes.
bring a bottle of water.
Bring cash to purchase souvenirs, among others.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Jirón de la Unión 958, Lima 15001, Peru
    Jirón de la Unión 958, Lima 15001, Peru
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    Hotel Bolívar Jr de la Unión 958 - Downtown Lima

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza San Martín
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Armas de Lima
  • 3
    Outside visit
    House of Peruvian Literature
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Catacombs of the Convent of San Francisco
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Santo Domingo Convent Museum
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Alameda Chabuca Granda

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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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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