Lima day tour

August 30th 2003

Sightseeing in Lima, visiting Plaza de Armas, the church and monastery of San Francisco, the catacombs, before continuing to more modern parts of the city. Lima is one of the main gateway cities during tours to South America and it certainly worth to spend a day here.

Pre-Incas cemetery, Lima, Peru Pre-Incas cemetery, Lima, Peru
Pre-Incas cemetery, Lima, Peru The city tour starts in a pre-Inca cemetery, where tombs and mummies has been recently discovered.

 

Plaza de Armas, Lima, Peru
Pictures of Lima. Visit to Plaza de Armas where there is the Cathedral, the palace of government ed other important buildings. Here a 400 degrees panorama.

 

San Francisco church, Lima, Peru
The tour then continues to San Francisco church and monastery, with his characteristic baroque style.

 

San Francisco church, Lima, Peru
The decorations inside the church are very beautiful and elaborated.

 

San Francisco church, Lima, Peru Inside San Francisco church on the top pictures, the altar and, bottom-left, the walls and the roof.

 

San Francisco monastery, Lima, Peru San Francisco monastery, Lima, Peru
San Francisco monastery, Lima, Peru San Francisco monastery, Lima, Peru
The arcade in the nearby San Francisco monastery is very interesting because of the ceramics and the paintings on the wall, and for the wooden roof.

 

The internal of the sacresty.


 

Catacombs, Lima, Peru Catacombs, Lima, Peru
Below the church and the monastry, there are catacombs... very interesting, but be sure to follow the guide and to not get lost !

 

From the heavy gates on the roof of the tunnels, the internal of San Francisco church is visible.

 

Catacombs, Lima, Peru
Catacombs, Lima, Peru Catacombs, Lima, Peru
Skulls and bones are stoned in large containers. It is said that the catacombs may contain the rests of up to 70000-90000 people.

 

Modern Lima, Peru Modern Lima, Peru
The city tour in Lima ends in modern and nice big mall, close to the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Modern Lima, Peru
Elegant buildings near the mall.

 

Modern Lima, Peru
From the mall there is a beautiful viewover the beach and to a fine restourant built over the water.

 

Panorama of Lima, Peru
From the roof of a tall building where a my friend live, I take a panoramic photo of Lima, under un unusual clear sky. It is now the time to go to the airport for my long flight back to my country. Goodbye Perù !

 

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