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Plaza de Armas de Lima

Plaza de Armas de Lima: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

1. 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: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

2. 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 Small Group Tour

3. Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, the tour begins by visiting one of the most important squares of Peru. San Martin Square is surrounded by balconies, Acestrals' homes, colonial residences, and beautiful palaces. Following this, visit one of the most significant avenues of Lima, Jiron de La Unión. The tour then continues to the square of Lima or 'Plaza Mayor'. Here you can view cathedrals, the government palace, city hall, and wonderful balconies decorated uniquely with an Arabic influence. The tour concludes with a trip to one of the oldest catacombs of America, the 'San Francisco Monastery'.

Lima: City Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

4. Lima: City Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

Get to know Peru's capital in the course of a single day with your expert, professional guide. Encounter sights like the Huaca Pucllana, Olive Park, and the underground catacombs as you immerse yourself in this evocative city. Start your experience with convenient pickup from your accommodation and get ready to discover the Miraflores district. Cruise through this upscale area while learning about its history. See sights like the Huaca Pucclana pyramid, built between 200 and 700 AD. Next, head for the famous San Isidro district. Luxuriate in the beautiful groves of the Olive Park and admire Victor Delfin's famous "The Kiss" sculpture in the Love Park. Take in awesome views of Lima and its Pacific Ocean from the cliffs of Miraflores, Continue your tour with a visit to the artsy and bohemian district of Barranco. Marvel at the beautiful murals typical of this colorful and vibrant neighborhood. Take the opportunity to make a wish at its Bridge of Sighs, and visit its atmospheric Plaza. Conclude your tour in the city's bustling downtown. The city's historic center is full of places of interest included the Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, and Magic Fountains Park. Your guide will also take you to essentials like the San Francisco de Asis Museum, and the famous underground catacombs.

Lima: Historical Center, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Site Tour

5. 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.

Lima: Panoramic Private Tour

6. Lima: Panoramic Private Tour

Get to know the most important places in Lima. See the most important colonial buildings in the city, walk through the Main Square or Plaza Mayor and visit the famous Love Park or Parque del Amor, with beautiful views of the ocean. Your tour starts in downtown Lima, where you take a scenic tour of the built-up area, a World Heritage-listed by UNESCO. Go to the Main Square to see the Presidential Palace and the Lima Cathedral, impressive constructions that are still being used. Visit San Martín square, the scene of the most important social and political events of the 20th century Lima. In the center of the square is the monument to the liberator José de San Martín, manager of the independence of Peru. Upon your return to Miraflores, make a short stop at the Love Park, inaugurated on February 14, 1993, and intensely visited by couples on Valentine's Day each year.

Lima: Half-day Private: Discovering the Street Food in Lima

7. Lima: Half-day Private: Discovering the Street Food in Lima

Drive to Barranco and stroll around this quaint and traditional district,considered to be the city´s most romantic and bohemian, being the home and working place of many of Perus leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. Stop at the Park of Barranco to degustate the exquisite traditional Peruvian anticuchos, made with beef heart and seasoned with garlic, vinegar, cumin, and aji panca, a mild red chile pepper with a smoky flavor. Have a taste also of the typical picarones, a fabulous dessert of sweet flavor, crispy and warm, dripping with syrup. Return to your Hotel.

Lima: Larco Museum and City Tour with Catacombs visit

8. 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.

Lima: San Francisco Church & Casa Luna Museum Private Tour

9. 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: Cathedral, San Francisco, & Larco Museum Private Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Plaza de Armas de Lima

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4.9 / 5

based on 137 reviews

We booked a small group tour, but my wife & I were the only ones so we had a private tour! Susan, our guide, was brilliant and spoke very good English. She fully explained the history of Lima and the buildings we visited and made the tour very interesting. The tour finished with a visit to the Catacombs which was also interesting. We were picked up at our hotel in Miraflores on time and returned 4 hrs later.

Jordan is very knowledgeable and has great historical information. Very professional and punctual. I highly recommend Jordan for this tour.

Our guide, Lady was very knowledgeable and friendly. She made the tour fun and interesting. Highly recommended.

Our driver and tour guide kept tour interesting, informative and engaging.

Very informative and fun tour! Great way to kick off our trip to Peru!