Lima, the City of the Kings, possibly has the best museums in the country, as well as a wealth of historical buildings. It offers important examples of the colonial style architecture. The Gold Museum is considered one of Lima's premier attractions, and that is why the City tour of Lima can be a good option to enjoy a part of Perú.
Full day tour Lima: (Gold Museum + City Tour)
Duration: 8 Hours
Schedule: UP to the client.
Pick up from hotel (Lima centro, San Isidro & Miraflores).
City Tour Lima Itinerary:
We visit the historical center of Lima, including "paseo de la republica", "Plaza San Martín", the Main Square and the surroundings monuments: "The goberment palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop`s Palace; City Hall, the Desamparados train station, and the Moorish-style houses and balconies along Lima`s old streets.
In the cathedral, the tour guide will show you the sacristy, the side chapels, the impressive Choir seating, and the tomb of Lima`s founder, Francisco Pizarro. The Next stop is San Francisco convent, with the best exhibition of Colonial art in Latinoamerica. The tour includes the Choir hall, the Monk`s library and the sacristy, featuring collection of Zurbaran and Rivera oil paintings. After visiting the main yard of the cloister to see its fine XVI century seville styles and Moorish Arches, the tour will proceed to the underground cripts known as the catacombs.
Next we will visit the traditional neighborhood near the San Isidro Golf Club, the olive Grove park and the modern Larco Mar shopping and the entertaiment complex including the Park of Love where we will finish with a spectacular sight of the Pacific Ocean. Time for Lunch.
Visit to Gold Museum.
In this museum we appreciate an spectacular collection of Peruvian Ancient Gold and the Arms of the World Collection. Ancient peruvians were master metal workers. the "cire perdue" or lots wx process, known across the Orient and lost in the west until the renaissance, was the most frecuent technique used by mater ancients Peruvian gold and silversmiths.
On our tour of Peru's Gold museum, visitors will appreciate a dazzling collection of gold artefacts from various pre-colombian civilizations, some more than 3000 years old. Metal pieces and jewerly of incalculable value in gold, silver and precious stones used by the incas - the children of the Sun god and monarch of the vast Inca Empire - are shown in this collection.
Five hundred years ago, the gold of Peru attracted many European adventurers who conquered the inca and founded the vicec-Royalty of Peru under the spanish Crown. Peru's Gold Museum also host a valuable collection of old and modern weapons that ranks among the best in the world. The halls in this section show the Arms of the World Collection of armour, uniforms and various ancient war tools and weapons from various ages in the world. Some of them are dated as long ago as 1300 B.C.
Transfer to the Hotel (Lima centro, San Isidro & Miraflores).
City Tour Lima and Gold Museum
- - Transportation
- - Professional tourist guide. (English and Spanish).
- - Entrances to all the places to visit.
- - Lunch
- - Special prices for groups.
- - Maximum duration 8 hours.
- - Additional Hour US$ 15.