The Lima Free Walking Tour leaves at 10:15 A.M. every day except Sunday
Just visit the Tourist Information Center to sign up!
Avenida Jose Larco 799, Miraflores
With its incredible mix of Spanish colonial architecture, vibrant culinary and arts scenes, and a spectacular scenic coastline, Lima is a can’t-miss destination in South America. The best way to get a feel for all that this amazing city has to offer is by taking the Lima Free Walking Tour to the historic center. The best Lima Free Walking Tour departs from the official Tourist Information Center in Miraflores at 10:15 A.M. every day except Sunday. On the tour, you’ll get to know the following interesting sites.
Lima Free Walking Tour: Meeting Place
You’ll begin the tour at 10:15 A.M. at the official Tourist Information Center in Miraflores. From here, you’ll walk through this popular district and your guide will give you some useful tips on restaurants, bars and other things to do nearby. Then you’ll board the Metropolitano bus to head to Downtown Lima.
San Martin Square
This square was built in the early 20th century and was named for the large monument to the liberator Jose de San Martin which sits in the middle of the plaza. You will learn a little about Jose de San Martin and the history of popular gatherings in the square.
After spending time in San Martin Square, you’ll head over the Main Square, where you’ll be given some free time to look around and take some photos before meeting in front of the Government Palace to see the changing of the guard.
You’ll learn about one of Peru’s most delicious national products: the cacao bean and the chocolate made from it. You’ll even get a chance to taste!
The House of Peruvian Literature
Located in a former train station, The House of Peruvian Literature is one part museum, one part library. Here you’ll learn about some of Peru’s most famous writers and get an overview of Peruvian literature.
Santo Domingo Church and Indian Market
Visit the convent where San Martin de Porres, the first black saint in the Americas, spent most of his life. After exploring this architectural wonder, you’ll head over to the nearby “Indian Market” to check out its huge collection of artisan handcrafts. This is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir!
Chabuca Granda Boulevard
The final stop is the popular Chabuca Granda Boulevard. Your guide will explain who Chabuca Granda was and why this particular street is so popular with Peruvians.
The Lima Free Walking Tour will return to Miraflores at about 2pm, unless you decide to stay in Downtown Lima to continue exploring. To find out more about these sites listed above, you’ll definitely have to take the tour for yourself. Don’t miss out!