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Discover the faith and religious devotion of colonial Lima, once the capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru. During this tour, you will visit the Church of the Nazarenes, the Sanctuary of the Lord of Miracles (better known as the Purple Christ), the Sanctuary of Santa Rosa de Lima, the Wishing Well, the House of San Martín de Porres, and finally the Convent of Santo Domingo.

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HIGHLIGHTS

The itinerary can always change because of strikes and festivals; if so, your Guide will do alternative routes.

Meeting Point

We meet in front of the La Merced church or at your hotel — after coordination with the reservations area.

Transfer from your hotel to the historic center of Lima

Visit of the Church of the Nazarenas and the Sanctuary of the Lord of Miracles — interior visit

Discover the history of the Church of the Nazarenes which dates back oto the spanish colonial times. The holly image of the Lord of Miracles is located right on the High Altar, the locals also call him as “The Christ of Pachacamilla”, “The purple Christ” or even “The Protector of Peru”

Taste the Turrón de Doña Pepa

The Turrón de Doña Pepa is Peru’s national dessert created by a famous Afro-Peruvian Josefa Marmanillo during colonial times—Josefa’s hypocoristic is Pepa in spanish language. According to oral history, Doña Pepa was a slave who suffered from paralysis and that enabled her release from slavery and later she traveled to Lima to be cured of her illness asking the Purple Christ for a miracle. Fortunately, thanks to her faith and devotion, she recovered from her illness and in gratitude she created the sweet / dessert dedicated to the Christ of Pachacamilla.

You can buy the famous Turrón de Doña Pepa at the atrium of the church of the Nazarenas.

Sanctuary of Santa Rosa de Lima and the Wishing Well — interior visit

Isabel Flores de Oliva or better known as Santa Rosa de Lima was the first holy woman Saint born in the American continent, which is why she is known as The Patroness Saint of America and the Philippines. Santa Rosa was canonized as a Saint in 1671 by Pope Clement the 10t

In the sanctuary/church of Santa Rosa, you can also visit the famous Wishing Well or Poso de los Deseos — a place where Santa Rosa used to pray a lot.

Visit of the birth-house of San Martín de Porres — interior visit

On this tour you will visit the famous house of San Martin de Porres who was born in this building in 1579. San Martin is considered the first mulatto saint in the world and is also known as Fray Escoba, Patron of Pharmacists or Universal Patron of Peace.
San Martin and Santa Rosa de Lima lived their best years simultaneously at the beginning of the 17th century, however, the canonization of this Afro saint was postponed for many centuries due to his ethnic condition, until the end of the 20th century he was canonized.

Visit of the Santo Domingo convent — interior visit

This church was built in the middle of the 16th century and is currently one of the most visited museums in Lima because the two most popular saints of Peru lived here: Santa Rosa and San Martin — during this tour, you will be able to visit the crypt where both saints were buried.

Keep in mind that the first university in South America was founded here in 1560 by the Dominicans, it is called Universidad San Marcos de Lima.

Transfer back to your hotel

Tour ending point

Near the Plaza de Armas or at your hotel — prior coordination with the reservations area.

PRICE

The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
Pple.Private guided tour with
Meeting pointPick-upPick-up and Drop-off
1$70$120$160
2$35$60$80
3$25$45$60
4$20$35$45
5$18$30$35
If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!

DETAILS

Tour Type: 100% private excursion.

Schedules:

WithSchedulesDays
Meeting point– 09:00 to 12:00
– 14:00 to 17:00
Tuesday through Sunday
Pick-up– 09:00 to 13:00
– 14:00 to 18:00
Pick-up and drop-off– 09:00 to 14:00
– 14:00 to 19:00
Other schedules are available on request.

Language:

  • Spanish, English.
  • Other languages:
    • Available on request.
    • Prices will change.

Accessibility: This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Included:

  • Professional guide.
  • On request:
    • Pick-up from your hotel.
    • Drop-off at your hotel.

Not included:

  • Tickets:
    • Santo Domingo convent: 15 soles pp.
    • San Martin’s house: 3 soles pp.
  • Tips (optional).

What to bring?

  • April-Nov:
    • Sweaters.
  • Dec-March:
    • Sunscreen.
    • Sunglasses.
    • Hats.
    • A bottle of water.
  • Local currency for your entrance tickets.

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NOTES

Pick-ups and timings

  • Pick-ups are sharp on time.
  • Pick-ups apply only for hotels located in Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro, La Victoria and Lima; for other districts an additional cost will apply.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups and meeting points one day prior your tour.
  • The tour ending time is still aprox; but, we’ll do our best to finish the tour as scheduled.

Vehicle type

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • Clean and modern ones.
  • Sedan looking auto, 4×4, H1, Van, Renault and Mercedez Benz (it will depend on the group size).

Entrance ticket discounts

Kids, minors, students and Peruvians may have discounts but an official ID is required to show:

  • Kids and minors: Bring their official passaports to prove their age.
  • Students: Bring your offficial passport and goverment issued ID.
  • Peruvians: Bring your oficial ID.

Operability and itinerary

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation. See also our terms.

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellation of the tour is free as long as you do so at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise we will charge 100% of the tour price. See also our terms.

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