Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #4 in Lima, Peru


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 6.7 km
Ascend 64 m
Descend 34 m

Explore Lima in Peru with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Lima

Sight 1: Huaca San Marcos

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The Huaca of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos is an archaeological monument that is located within the main university campus —at one end— of the aforementioned university, which is why it is colloquially called "Huaca de San Marcos" or "Huaca San Marcos". It is a representative example of the architecture of the immense architectural complex of Maranga. The old name of "Huaca Aramburú" is due to the fact that it was located within the grounds of the hacienda of the same name, before the construction of the university city. Today, the so-called Mound 22, a smaller huaca located to the south, retains the old name "Aramburú".

Wikipedia: Huaca de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (ES)

1220 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 2: Museo Histórico de Ciencias Físicas (UNMSM)

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The Historical Museum of Physical Sciences of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos was created on November 11, 1986 with the aim of exhibiting the pieces that were part of the physics cabinet that was previously located in the Casona of the University of San Marcos. The current Historical Museum of Physical Sciences is made up of four areas: the area of optics and modern physics, the area of mechanics of solids and fluids, the area of heat and waves, and the area of electricity and magnetism. The current purpose of the museum is to promote this discipline, as well as to publicize instruments that once allowed experiments to be carried out in this area of research. The museum is located on the third floor of the pavilion of the Faculty of Physical Sciences of the university, in the "University City".

Wikipedia: Museo Histórico de Ciencias Físicas (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos) (ES)

1196 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 3: Huaca Corpus I

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The Corpus I archaeological complex, belonging to the Pando huacas complex, is located in the lower part of the Rimac Valley, exactly located in the third stage of the Pando urbanization, between Santa Francisca Romana, Santa Justina and Santa Gertrudis streets. This archaeological site is built on the basis of Maranga-type adobites and in its filling there is a high percentage of fragmentary decorations, in red, white and black, thus developing during the late intermediate.

Wikipedia: Huaca Corpus I (ES)

649 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 4: Huaca Palomino

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The Huaca Palomino archaeological site is an archaeological site located on the left side of the Rímac River, on the grounds, in the Palomino urbanization, third stage of the Palomino housing complex, at the height of block 27 of Venezuela Avenue in the district of Cercado de Lima, on the border with San Miguel. This archaeological site was part of the former Hacienda Pando owned by Don José de la Riva-Agüero.

Wikipedia: Huaca Palomino (ES)

1096 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 5: Complejo Arqueológico Mateo Salado

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The monumental archaeological complex Mateo Salado, also known as Huaca Mateo Salado, is located in the district of Lima, on its border with the districts of Breña and Pueblo Libre. The monumentality of the five stepped and truncated pyramids that make it up, as well as the considerable extension of the complex, make it one of the most important archaeological complexes on the central coast of Peru. It is also one of the most representative expressions of the pre-Hispanic architecture of the Peruvian capital, also having the particularity of being located in the middle of the city.

Wikipedia: Mateo Salado (complejo arqueológico) (ES), Facebook

1171 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 6: Larco Herrera Museum

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The Larco Museum is a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art, located in the Pueblo Libre District of Lima, Peru. The museum is housed in an 18th-century vice-royal building. It showcases chronological galleries that provide a thorough overview of 5,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. It is well known for its gallery of pre-Columbian erotic pottery.

Wikipedia: Larco Museum (EN), Website

1416 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 7: National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru

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The Museo Nacional de Arqueología Antropología e Historia del Perú is the largest and oldest museum in Peru, located on Plaza Bolívar in the Pueblo Libre district of Lima. The museum houses more than 100,000 artifacts spanning the entire history of human occupation in what is now Peru. Highlights include the Raimondi Stele and the Tello Obelisk from Chavín de Huantar, and an impressive scale model of the Incan citadel, Machu Picchu. The museum is currently (2023) under restoration and very few rooms are open for visitors.

Wikipedia: National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (EN)


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