Lima: City Tour & Casa Aliaga
- 6 Hours
- On request
A visit to the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima the "City of Kings", starting in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. The tour visits a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site right in the heart of Lima before moving onto the Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores with its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based in the main colonial square, Plaza de Armas, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral are located. A visit is also made to one of the largest colonial-era convents.
It is then onto the Aliaga Mansion, historic home of Conquistador Jeronimo de Aliaga and gifted to him by Francisco Pizzaro - the Conquistador who brought down the Inca Empire. It is still inhabited by the original owners descendants. The mansion's facade is embellished by a republican-era balcony and the house has an impressive entrance stairway, which was a symbol of its owner's nobility, a courtyard adorned with 19th Century Italian marble and the family chapel built in 1814, the walls of which used to be covered with silver plates.
Duration: 6 Hours
Departs: 8 a.m. - Returns: 2 p.m.