Category Archives: Monuments and History

A journey to the Sacred City of Caral

If you are visiting Lima, you can’t miss the ancient and mystical citadel of Caral. It is considered among the most amazing tourist places of Peru because its architectural complexity and settlements which date from 3000 and 2000 years BC. Due to its historical and cultural importance, UNESCO included Caral in the World Heritage List, […]

The treasures of the Museum of Viceroyal art of Santa Teresa

More than 300 works of art, including colonial paintings by artists of the Cusco School, sculptures, jewels of religious art and objects of daily use that at are dated from at least three centuries ago, are display in the twelve rooms of the Museum of Viceroyal art of Santa Teresa, in the Historic Center of […]

Art in Barranco and Chorrillos

Barranco and Chorrillos are two of the most traditional districts of Lima. Inhabited since pre-hispanic times, these neighborhoods started to gain more notice during the republic, when the wealthiest families of Lima chose the area as their summer destination, settling in their houses or ranches. In the streets of these two districts it’s possible to […]

A tour around the mansions and palaces of Lima

When it comes to the colonial and republican side of Lima, you can not miss the different houses and palaces located in the center of the city, also known as “Cercado de Lima”. For nearly 400 years, the main city of the Spanish Kingdom in Latin America, has left us a unique and valuable historical […]

Port of Callao

Callao is the port of the city of Lima and the most important of Peru. Besides all of its commercial activity, the zone of Callao has different tourist attractions, ranging from a historical center of viceregal and republican architecture, a couple of museums to abundant wildlife and history of the islands of its coast. This […]

Around Lima in 2 days

When it comes to sightseeing in the city of Lima and discovering its rich historical and architectural heritage, the experience can be a great adventure. Spanish colonial houses and archaeological sites contrast with modern tall buildings in a cosmopolitan city. And even though a tour around the Peruvian capital may require a few days, here […]

Tipón: Tribute to water

The occupation of Tipón happened at around 1200 a.c. and it is believed that the first inhabitants belonged to the Wari Empire or to the Ayamarcas, a culture that lived in the valley of Cusco, located at about 20 km from Tipón. From this period remains the 6km of the defense wall that used to surround it. It was Pachacutec who […]

Arequipa’s School: La Compañia Church.

Considered one of the greatest south american mestizo baroque edifications, La Compañía church, which began its construction in late XVI century, was entirely made in ashlar, the white volcanic rock that identifies the colonial urban structure of the Historical Center of Arequipa.   Located in one of the corners of the main square, La Compañia […]

Juanita: The ice girl

In 1995, in the snowcapped mountain of Ampato in Arequipa, Johan Reinhard and Miguel Zárate discovered, buried in the ice, the corpse of 12 year old inca girl that would have been sacrificed in the times of the Inca Pachacutec reign, around 1450 A.D.   Surrounding her there were many “illas” or gold idols as […]

Qorikancha: The Temple of the Sun

The Qorikancha was the center of the Inca world. From it, the imaginary lines called Ceques departed, organizing the sanctuaries or huacas that surrounded Cusco and that gave to the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo its sacred character. Upon its foundations, the Spanish built the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo.   Qorikancha’s internal walls, which […]

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