This 3 days in Lima shows you the historic and modern highlights of Lima — the “City of Kings — from the Spanish colonial center, with its grand Plaza de Armas, impressive Cathedral and Franciscan catacombs, to the famous Gold Museum, and the Miraflores district’s “Park of Love.”
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Reception. You are met at the airport by our driver and taken to your selected hotel.
Breakfast. You are picked up at your hotel by your private guide and driver to begin your tour in Lima’s historic city center.
Visit the Main Square and the Cathedral, where Conquistador Francisco Pizarro is entombed. Tour the Convent and Church of San Francisco, which hold the oldest collection of colonial art in the Americas, with an exquisitely carved chorus, a library of ancient manuscripts, and the Sacristy with paintings by Zurbarán and Rivera.
The grand courtyard of the main cloister is decorated floor-to-ceiling in blue and white Sevillian tiles, depicting scenes from the bible that dates back to the 16th Century. Moroccan-style arches lead us to the Catacombs, a subterranean crypt from the colonial period, where the bones of 25 thousand colonial-era Lima residents are entombed.
Then tours of the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca adobe pyramid in the heart of the seaside district of Miraflores; Parque del Amor (Park of Love), and other attrations in the Miraflores district. Lunch.
Excursion to the Larco Museum, with its magnificent collection of Moche portrait vessels, erotic pottery and gold, silver and stone artifacts and textiles from Peru’s pre-Columbian civilizations. (B/L)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. (B)
(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
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Recommended hotels for this trip to Lima: Maria Angola Hotel & Convention Center