Basilica and Convent of Santo Domingo

Basilica and Convent of Santo Domingo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Free Walking Tour of Lima

1. Free Walking Tour of Lima

Join us right in front of La Merced church on the Jiron de la Union at 11am and 3pm in English, Spanish — Monday thru Saturday (no Sundays). Look for the yellow vest embroidered with the Inkan Milky Way logo. Don't get confused, please! Notes: —The tour starts After 15 minutes of the the mee-up time so don't rush the Guide. —If you want punctuality, book a Private tour (this is a free tour, it is a group tour and we usually have tourists coming late). —We need at least 2 people to run the free tour otherwise it will be cancelled or reprogramed. —The itinerary is Referential, it will all depend on the tour Guide so no need to be picky. —This tour is only for Non Peruvian tourists. Peruvians should book the classic Lima city tour or any bus tour. After all the group is gathered, you will explore all the historic center of Lima all on foot, we have two tour guides so the group will be split up in English and Spanish. You will stumble over the house of Bernardo O’Higgins, house the old photo studio, the famous Plaza Mayor. Your guide will explain all history about the highlights surrounding the main square. On this walk you will explore the convento de Santo Domingo, the house of the Peruvian literature, the atrium of San Francisco church and the old Spanish city wall.

Lima: Historic Center Walking Tour with Pisco Sour Tasting

2. Lima: Historic Center Walking Tour with Pisco Sour Tasting

Discover the capital of Peru with a walking tour through the Historic Center of Lima led by an official tourist guide. Learn in a fun and safe way the history and culture that the famous city of the Kings presents. During the tour visit the Plaza Mayor of Lima, San Martin Plaza, Gran Hotel Bolivar, Union street, La Merced Church, Lima Cathedral (exterior view), Municipal Palace (exterior view), Government Palace (exterior view), Taulichusco stone, Church of San Francisco (exterior view), and the artisan market. At the end of the tour, enjoy a fun and enjoyable Pisco tasting. Get a brief explanation about the national drink and prepare Pisco Sour and other drinks.

Lima's Vibrant Heritage: Exploring the City's Landmarks

3. Lima's Vibrant Heritage: Exploring the City's Landmarks

Embark on an exhilarating tour as we traverse the bustling streets, lively squares, and majestic avenues of the city. Our journey commences with a panoramic odyssey through the enchanting Miraflores district, starting at the iconic Parque del Amor. Here, be captivated by the renowned sculpture "El Beso" crafted by the esteemed Peruvian artist Victor Delfín, while relishing panoramic vistas of the picturesque Lima Bay. Continuing our exploration, we'll unveil the ancient mysteries of the Huaca Pucllana, a revered ceremonial center steeped in Lima culture. Our path then leads us to the historic heart of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, we'll encounter the sacred Catholic sanctuaries of Señor de los Milagros and Santa Rosa de Lima, revered patron saint of the Americas. Descend into the storied Santa Rosa passage, where our captivating walking tour of downtown Lima begins. Marvel at the timeless beauty of colonial houses and ornate balconies harkening back to the Virreinato era. Step inside the hallowed halls of the Minor Basilica and the Maximum Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as the Convent of Santo Domingo. Here, trace the footsteps of Peruvian saints San Martín de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima, whose legacy still resonates within the corridors where their remains lie. Continue your journey to the grand Plaza Mayor de Lima, home to the majestic Government Palace and Municipal Palace. Discover the awe-inspiring Lima Cathedral and pay homage at the crypt of the legendary conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Join us for a captivating half day filled with history, culture, and architectural wonders as we unveil the treasures of Lima's storied past.

Lima Panoramic Tour

4. Lima Panoramic Tour

Our panoramic tour of Lima will start from the Larcomar Caseta, in the famous Miraflores neighbourhood. During our tour of Lima, the only South American capital with access to the sea, we'll pass through the main points of interest in the old town. Our guide will tell us all about the fascinating history behind the monuments, streets and squares in the old part of the city. We'll pass by iconic places in the historic centre of Lima, such as the Municipal Palace of Miraflores, Kennedy Park and the Magic Water Circuit, the centre of the Peruvian capital's hustle and bustle. Your ticket will also include admission to the Convent of Santo Domingo. After making a stop at the Convent of Santo Domingo, you can either stay in the area to continue exploring Lima on your own, or take the bus back to the meeting point. Please note that the total duration of this panoramic tour is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Lima City Walking Tour with Pick Up & Drop Off small group

5. Lima City Walking Tour with Pick Up & Drop Off small group

Explore Lima's historic treasures on this concise tour. Pass by the ancient Huaca Pucllana, an impressive Pre-Colombian site, and glimpse its grandeur from the outside. Visit the Bodega & Quadra Museum to discover remnants of the 17th-century protective wall around Lima and a fascinating viceroyalty-era artifact collection. The Santo Domingo Convent offers insights into the significance of Catholicism in the viceroyalty. If the schedule permits, witness the Change of Guards at the Government Palace. This tour unveils a rich tapestry of Lima's history and culture in a short but captivating journey.

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Basilica and Convent of Santo Domingo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Free Walking Tour of Lima

Free Walking Tour of Lima

Join us right in front of La Merced church on the Jiron de la Union at 11am and 3pm in English, Spanish — Monday thru Saturday (no Sundays). Look for the yellow vest embroidered with the Inkan Milky Way logo. Don't get confused, please! Notes: —The tour starts After 15 minutes of the the mee-up time so don't rush the Guide. —If you want punctuality, book a Private tour (this is a free tour, it is a group tour and we usually have tourists coming late). —We need at least 2 people to run the free tour otherwise it will be cancelled or reprogramed. —The itinerary is Referential, it will all depend on the tour Guide so no need to be picky. —This tour is only for Non Peruvian tourists. Peruvians should book the classic Lima city tour or any bus tour. After all the group is gathered, you will explore all the historic center of Lima all on foot, we have two tour guides so the group will be split up in English and Spanish. You will stumble over the house of Bernardo O’Higgins, house the old photo studio, the famous Plaza Mayor. Your guide will explain all history about the highlights surrounding the main square. On this walk you will explore the convento de Santo Domingo, the house of the Peruvian literature, the atrium of San Francisco church and the old Spanish city wall.

Lima: Historic Center Walking Tour with Pisco Sour Tasting

Lima: Historic Center Walking Tour with Pisco Sour Tasting

Discover the capital of Peru with a walking tour through the Historic Center of Lima led by an official tourist guide. Learn in a fun and safe way the history and culture that the famous city of the Kings presents. During the tour visit the Plaza Mayor of Lima, San Martin Plaza, Gran Hotel Bolivar, Union street, La Merced Church, Lima Cathedral (exterior view), Municipal Palace (exterior view), Government Palace (exterior view), Taulichusco stone, Church of San Francisco (exterior view), and the artisan market. At the end of the tour, enjoy a fun and enjoyable Pisco tasting. Get a brief explanation about the national drink and prepare Pisco Sour and other drinks.

Lima's Vibrant Heritage: Exploring the City's Landmarks

Lima's Vibrant Heritage: Exploring the City's Landmarks

Embark on an exhilarating tour as we traverse the bustling streets, lively squares, and majestic avenues of the city. Our journey commences with a panoramic odyssey through the enchanting Miraflores district, starting at the iconic Parque del Amor. Here, be captivated by the renowned sculpture "El Beso" crafted by the esteemed Peruvian artist Victor Delfín, while relishing panoramic vistas of the picturesque Lima Bay. Continuing our exploration, we'll unveil the ancient mysteries of the Huaca Pucllana, a revered ceremonial center steeped in Lima culture. Our path then leads us to the historic heart of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, we'll encounter the sacred Catholic sanctuaries of Señor de los Milagros and Santa Rosa de Lima, revered patron saint of the Americas. Descend into the storied Santa Rosa passage, where our captivating walking tour of downtown Lima begins. Marvel at the timeless beauty of colonial houses and ornate balconies harkening back to the Virreinato era. Step inside the hallowed halls of the Minor Basilica and the Maximum Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as the Convent of Santo Domingo. Here, trace the footsteps of Peruvian saints San Martín de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima, whose legacy still resonates within the corridors where their remains lie. Continue your journey to the grand Plaza Mayor de Lima, home to the majestic Government Palace and Municipal Palace. Discover the awe-inspiring Lima Cathedral and pay homage at the crypt of the legendary conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Join us for a captivating half day filled with history, culture, and architectural wonders as we unveil the treasures of Lima's storied past.

Lima Panoramic Tour

Lima Panoramic Tour

Our panoramic tour of Lima will start from the Larcomar Caseta, in the famous Miraflores neighbourhood. During our tour of Lima, the only South American capital with access to the sea, we'll pass through the main points of interest in the old town. Our guide will tell us all about the fascinating history behind the monuments, streets and squares in the old part of the city. We'll pass by iconic places in the historic centre of Lima, such as the Municipal Palace of Miraflores, Kennedy Park and the Magic Water Circuit, the centre of the Peruvian capital's hustle and bustle. Your ticket will also include admission to the Convent of Santo Domingo. After making a stop at the Convent of Santo Domingo, you can either stay in the area to continue exploring Lima on your own, or take the bus back to the meeting point. Please note that the total duration of this panoramic tour is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Lima City Walking Tour with Pick Up & Drop Off small group

Lima City Walking Tour with Pick Up & Drop Off small group

Explore Lima's historic treasures on this concise tour. Pass by the ancient Huaca Pucllana, an impressive Pre-Colombian site, and glimpse its grandeur from the outside. Visit the Bodega & Quadra Museum to discover remnants of the 17th-century protective wall around Lima and a fascinating viceroyalty-era artifact collection. The Santo Domingo Convent offers insights into the significance of Catholicism in the viceroyalty. If the schedule permits, witness the Change of Guards at the Government Palace. This tour unveils a rich tapestry of Lima's history and culture in a short but captivating journey.

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Overall rating

4.9
(24 reviews)

The experience was enriching, starting with the fact that they separated the groups, one was in Spanish and the other in English, they gave us a lot of historical and interesting information about the sites visited

I liked the cost and the places visited. Perhaps they should add what impediments could cause a delay in the group, such as the person's advanced age or if they have cardiovascular medical problems.

Very nice walking tour! Cristian was very informative and pleasant, he answered all our questions and gave us many tips.

Cristian was awesome! Very knowledgeable and an overall excellent guide. We highly recommend taking a tour with him.

Jorge was amazing! The tour was really very interesting and the guide very eficient