City Tour of Lima, Peru
We will drive along the main streets, plazas and avenues of the city of Lima. We will start at the “Parque del Amor” in Miraflores with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Then, we will have a panoramic view of Huaca Pucllana, a ceremonial center the ancient Lima culture; and in San Isidro, the financial center of the city, we will see Huaca Huallamarca, an ancient pre-Inca shrine.
We will then continue to the Main Square, where we will find the Government Palace and the City Hall. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today.
The wonders of the Gold Museum
Then we will visit the private collection of Mr. Mujica Gallo, a person who during his lifetime collaborated with the recovery of Peru’s historical heritage, mainly of the cultures in northern Peru. He set up the Peruvian Gold Museum Foundation, where over 2,000 pieces of gold, silver and brass belonging to the Mochica, Chimu and Inca cultures are displayed. Among the most precious treasures are nose pieces, pots and utensils for religious purposes, as well as some mummies.
There is also a room where Inca and Paracas textiles are displayed, as well as pottery and some garments. Among the oddities of the place, you can find the collection “Weapons of the World”, considered to one of the best of the kind as it treasures some relics of important characters in world history.