LIMA CITY TOUR
LIMA CITY TOUR AND LARCO HERRERA MUSEUM
You will be picked up from your hotel at 09 am.
The city tour begin with the visit to the Plaza the Armas, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Running along two sides are arcades with shops: Portal de Escribanos and Portal de Botoneros.
In the centre of the Plaza is a bronze fountain dating from 1560.
Located in the Plaza is the Cathedral, note the splendidly carved stalls, the silver covered altars surrounded by fine woodwork, mosaic covered walls bearing the coats of arms of Lima and Pizarro.
Then you'll visit the Monastery of San Francisco, this is famous for the Sivillian tilework and panelled ceiling in the cloisters, the catacombs under the church and part of the monastery are well worth seeing, You'll visit the old colonial streets in the centre of the city.
After visiting Lima city we will go to the Larco Herrera Museum , 18th century colonial-style museum houses the largest and most impressive ceramic collection in the world, with about 55,000 pre-Colombian clay pots on display. The collection concentrates on the refined ceramics of the Moche Dynasty, the people who lived along the northern coast of Peru between 200 and 700 AD.
The Moche culture is recognized as accomplishing one of the greatest imaginative languages of ancient Peru through the use of creative pottery, providing clues to all aspects of their civilization without the use of the written word. One can learn about their religion, agriculture, transport, dance and music through their ceramic designs and shapes.
The Moche are also renowned for their fascinating erotic pottery and the famous collection is on display in the separate 'Erotic Hall', depicting sexual practices of several Peruvian cultures in a lifelike, explicit and often humorous way. At the end of the services transfer to YOUR HOTEL.
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