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Pachacamac Temple and Pedro de Osma Museum

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Join a half-day tour to the famous Pachacamac Temple, located only a short distance from Lima. Built by different leaders throughout the centuries and between the years 200 and 1450 AD, this religious compound is made entirely out of clay and houses the giant pyramids of the sun and moon. This comprehensive sightseeing tour will give you an insight on the culture, history and architecture of both the Inca and pre-Inca people. After that see colonial art housed in a grand mansion at the Pedro de Osma Museum

Pachacamac Temple and Pedro de Osma Museum Highlights

  • Pachacamac Pre-Inca tempe
  • Pedro de Osma Museu

Pachacamac Temple and Pedro de Osma Museum Inclusions

Transport Guide Entrance to Pachacamac Temple Entrance to Pedro de Osma Museum

Tour Exclusions

Food and drinks Gratuities (optional)

Please Note

  • Prices are per person, as a group tour or private tour.
  • Private tours require a minimum of 4 passengers and departure times are flexible.

Restrictions

  • Not available on Mondays

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Depart from your hotel and head south on the Panamerican Highway towards the Pachacamac Archaeological Sanctuary located only 30 kilometers from Lima. This complex – built out of adobe, and boasting views of the Pacific Ocean and the Lurin River Valley – was a pilgrimage site for many of the cultures that made up ancient Peru. After the Inca’s arrived, however, the site was adapted into an administrative center, always respecting the local constructions. Of the structures, there are many noteworthy areas, like: the Temple of the Sun, the Acllahuasi, the Palace of Taurichumbi, and the Plaza de los Peregrinos (Pilgrim Plaza), among many others. After touring the grounds, make your way to the on-site museum where you can familiarize yourself with a more precise timeline of the area and appreciate some of the vestiges rescued from here before heading back to Lima. Once in Lima, you will be led to the Barranco district, known for its bohemian and culturally rich essence, and for being a traditional meeting place for local artists and writers over the years. This historic neighborhood is the home of the beautiful Pedro de Osma Museum – housed within an exquisite, wonderfully preserved art Nouveau style mansion – which features an exceptional assortment of Peruvian viceroyalty and South-Andean art collected by Pedro de Osma Gildemeister, a Peruvian philanthropist and art collector. The museum contains over 1,500 pieces that date back between the V and XIX centuries. There is a varied collection of paintings that range from Mannerism and Marian art, to archangels, art from Cusco, allegorical paintings, portraits, furniture, sculpture, carved alabaster stone, restoration pieces, a superb room of silver pieces, and art from the ancient Tiahuanaco and Inca cultures. All pieces shown in the mansion and its two adjacent galleries are carefully and thoughtfully exhibited in a very interesting and well-presented way meant to arouse the curiosity and astonishment of all visitors of this exclusive historical establishment.

Depart from your hotel and head south on the Panamerican Highway towards the Pachacamac Archaeological Sanctuary located only 30 kilometers from Lima. This complex – built out of adobe, and boasting views of the Pacific Ocean and the Lurin River Valley – was a pilgrimage site for many of the cultures that made up ancient Peru. After the Inca’s arrived, however, the site was adapted into an administrative center, always respecting the local constructions. Of the structures, there are many noteworthy areas, like: the Temple of the Sun, the Acllahuasi, the Palace of Taurichumbi, and the Plaza de los Peregrinos (Pilgrim Plaza), among many others. After touring the grounds, make your way to the on-site museum where you can familiarize yourself with a more precise timeline of the area and appreciate some of the vestiges rescued from here before heading back to Lima. Once in Lima, you will be led to the Barranco district, known for its bohemian and culturally rich essence, and for being a traditional meeting place for local artists and writers over the years. This historic neighborhood is the home of the beautiful Pedro de Osma Museum – housed within an exquisite, wonderfully preserved art Nouveau style mansion – which features an exceptional assortment of Peruvian viceroyalty and South-Andean art collected by Pedro de Osma Gildemeister, a Peruvian philanthropist and art collector. The museum contains over 1,500 pieces that date back between the V and XIX centuries. There is a varied collection of paintings that range from Mannerism and Marian art, to archangels, art from Cusco, allegorical paintings, portraits, furniture, sculpture, carved alabaster stone, restoration pieces, a superb room of silver pieces, and art from the ancient Tiahuanaco and Inca cultures. All pieces shown in the mansion and its two adjacent galleries are carefully and thoughtfully exhibited in a very interesting and well-presented way meant to arouse the curiosity and astonishment of all visitors of this exclusive historical establishment.

Pickup Info

peru@grayline.com - (511) 610-1900 ext 255 or 279 - The tour departs from hotels in Lima located in the areas of Miraflores, San Isidro or Lima Downtown. If your hotel is located in an area outside our reach, you need to coordinate with us an appropriate meeting point such as a nearby hotel in advance

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