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Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

1. Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

Immerse yourself in Lima's colonial history with this tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, start your experience at San Martin Square, where you can admire colonial architecture buildings. Later, visit the breathtaking Plaza de Armas and admire impressive buildings such as the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and more. Finish your tour exploring the fascinating Catacombs and Museum of San Francisco. Learn more about Peru's colonial period through the museum's vast collection of artwork, see rare editions in the library and wander through the blood-curdling passages of the catacombs, where the bones of 25,000 people lie. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel.

Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

2. Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

After being picked up at your accommodation, head to the Historical Center of Lima to see some of the city's highlights. Visit the wonderful Plaza San Martin, made to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. It has a fascinating statue of Peru’s liberator that you can take photos with. Then see the Plaza de Armas, where you can admire impressive buildings such as the presidential palace and city hall. Afterwards, explore the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs. Then, see Miraflores: Huaca Pucllana pre-Inca temple, The Love Park, Barranco: Murals, pittoresque old mansions, The Bridge of Sighs and San Isidro: The Olive Park.

Lima: Historical Center, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Site Tour

3. Lima: Historical Center, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Site Tour

Travel from your hotel in Lima, Miraflores, Barranco, or San Isidro, to the charming Historical Center of Lima to see all the highlights with this group tour. Visit a local restaurant for an optional lunch. Marvel at Plaza San Martin, a plaza that was made to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. View the statue that represents Peru’s liberator and soak up the history of the stunning neoclassical buildings. Head to the Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) to see the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima. Listen as your expert guide will explain the rich history of Peru’s capital. Travel to downtown Lima to explore the catacombs. Head to the Pachacamac archeological site and museum to experience one of the largest religious centers in pre-Inca times on the Peruvian coast with buildings from different kingdoms predating the Inca (200 AD). Admire pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon.

Artsy Barranco district and Lima City Tour with Catacombs

4. Artsy Barranco district and Lima City Tour with Catacombs

Travel from your accommodation in the areas of Lima, Miraflores, Barranco, or San Isidro to the vibrant and hip Barranco district. Experience the art that has flourished in an area that was built up with elite vacation homes. Learn how this area has evolved into the most romantic and bohemian district of Lima, with the old colonial mansions being converted into restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs, design shops, art galleries and museums. Walk along the cliffs to take in ocean views. Journey to Plaza San Martin in the stunning Historical Center of Lima. Find out more about how this Plaza was made in the 1900s to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. Drive to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) to marvel at the impressive old buildings. See the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima. Finally, go to downtown Lima to see the Museum Convento San Francisco de Asis and the catacombs. Learn about the colonial period in Lima and explore the underground catacombs.

Lima: Cathedral, San Francisco, & Larco Museum Private Tour

5. Lima: Cathedral, San Francisco, & Larco Museum Private Tour

Transfer to parque del Amor in Miraflores. Its central part exhibits a sculpture dedicated to love. Proceed to enjoy a panoramic view of the archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana that operated between centuries V - VIII AD. After that, visit the Historic Center of Lima. Admire the Plaza Mayor, the Archbishop of Lima, and the Government Palace and its magnificent bronze fountain dating from 1650. Continue to the convent of San Francisco, a masterpiece of colonial architecture where you can appreciate the beauty of its monastic cloisters and remarkable paintings. In the underground galleries are impressive catacombs. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on your own. Finally visit the Larco Herrera Museum, a colonial mansion built in the eighteenth century that has an extensive collection of ceramics from pre-columbian art and textiles worked with materials and tools used by the ancient Peruvians, as well as gold and silver pieces with semiprecious stones. Return to the hotel.

Lima: San Francisco Church & Casa Luna Museum Private Tour

6. Lima: San Francisco Church & Casa Luna Museum Private Tour

Soak in Lima's most incredible sights on a private sightseeing tour of the city. See the catacombs beneath San Franciso Convent. Explore Casa Luna's collection of nativity scenes. Appreciate countless examples of colonial architecture. Kick off the tour in the heart of the city, taking a panoramic tour of the town, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Arrive at the Plaza Mayor from to see the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral of Lima, imposing buildings still in use. Next, walk to the Church of San Francisco to explore an enviable collection of old books and a network of catacombs open to the public. From there, move to the district of San Isidro to visit the Casa Luna Museum. Find an exquisite collection of nativity scenes from around the globe. Finally, go to the district of Miraflores to visit the Parque del Amor, located in Miraflores cliffs with a spectacular view of the bay of Lima. Be transferred to a restaurant to give your feet a break over a delicious lunch. After lunch, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Lima: Larco Museum and City Tour with Catacombs visit

7. Lima: Larco Museum and City Tour with Catacombs visit

Travel from the comfort of your hotel in Lima, Miraflores, Barranco, and San Isidro to the to Larco Museum, which is located in a magnificently restored 18th century mansion. Walk through its awesome collection of ancient jewelry, gold, pottery, metals, and textiles. Journey to Plaza San Martin in the stunning Historical Center of Lima. Find out more about how this Plaza was made in the 1900s to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. Admire the fascinating statue that represents Peru’s liberator and the neoclassic buildings. Drive to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) to marvel at the impressive old buildings like the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima. Be enlightened about the rich history of Peru's capital by your expert guide. Finally, go to downtown Lima to see the Museum Convento San Francisco de Asis and the catacombs. Learn about the colonial period in Lima city and explore the underground catacombs.

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What people are saying about Plaza de Armas de Lima

We only had one day in Lima and as the city is big and busy we decided to book this full day tour. Very convenient because they pick you up and bring you back to the hotel, you visit the most important neighborhoods and our guide william was very precise and pleasant in explaining what we went to see. At lunchtime we ate a great chevice in a MIRAFLORES ocean view restaurant. I recommend it for those who have little time in Lima and want to see the highlights of the city.

Our tour guide Pamela was excellent throughtout the day covering all major highlights with great knowledge and enthusiasm. We highly recommend her for any traveller.

Lima has a lot to know, but thanks to Lucas, we got to know a lot of history, he was very kind and explained everything to us in detail. Thank you Lucas.

We enjoyed our trip from the beginning until the very end. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and hilarious. Definitely recommending to others.

We had a really great day with our amazing guide William and would book the tour again and again.