Lima Free Walking Tour: The Best Way to Explore the City!

Lima Free Walking Tour to Historic Center of Lima

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The Lima Free Walking Tour leaves at 10:15 A.M. every day except Sunday
Just visit the Tourist Information Center to sign up!
Avenida Jose Larco 799, Miraflores

With its incredible mix of Spanish colonial architecture, vibrant culinary and arts scenes, and a spectacular scenic coastline, Lima is a can’t-miss destination in South America. The best way to get a feel for all that this amazing city has to offer is by taking the Lima Free Walking Tour to the historic center. The best Lima Free Walking Tour departs from the official Tourist Information Center in Miraflores at 10:15 A.M. every day except Sunday. On the tour, you’ll get to know the following interesting sites.

Lima Free Walking Tour: Meeting Place

You’ll begin the tour at 10:15 A.M. at the official Tourist Information Center in Miraflores. From here, you’ll walk through this popular district and your guide will give you some useful tips on restaurants, bars and other things to do nearby. Then you’ll board the Metropolitano bus to head to Downtown Lima.

San Martin Square

This square was built in the early 20th century and was named for the large monument to the liberator Jose de San Martin which sits in the middle of the plaza. You will learn a little about Jose de San Martin and the history of popular gatherings in the square.

Main Square

After spending time in San Martin Square, you’ll head over the Main Square, where you’ll be given some free time to look around and take some photos before meeting in front of the Government Palace to see the changing of the guard.

Lima Downtown Classic Building

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Chocomuseo

You’ll learn about one of Peru’s most delicious national products: the cacao bean and the chocolate made from it. You’ll even get a chance to taste!

The House of Peruvian Literature

Located in a former train station, The House of Peruvian Literature is one part museum, one part library. Here you’ll learn about some of Peru’s most famous writers and get an overview of Peruvian literature.

Santo Domingo Church and Indian Market

Visit the convent where San Martin de Porres, the first black saint in the Americas, spent most of his life. After exploring this architectural wonder, you’ll head over to the nearby “Indian Market” to check out its huge collection of artisan handcrafts. This is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir!

Chabuca Granda Boulevard

The final stop is the popular Chabuca Granda Boulevard. Your guide will explain who Chabuca Granda was and why this particular street is so popular with Peruvians.


The Lima Free Walking Tour will return to Miraflores at about 2pm, unless you decide to stay in Downtown Lima to continue exploring. To find out more about these sites listed above, you’ll definitely have to take the tour for yourself. Don’t miss out!

  3 comments for “Lima Free Walking Tour: The Best Way to Explore the City!

  1. Samantha
    July 31, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    I did this walking tour yesterday and was very impressed with how it was run. Most free walking tours I’ve been on have been messy and unorganised, whereas this one has a proper structure to it. Our guide, Juan was very friendly and gave us a great insight into all the stops along the tour. Does this company run any free walking tours of Miraflores or Barranco?

  2. Simon K
    August 1, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    I wouldnt usually be one for commenting on forums but i did the walking tour yesterday and i felt i had to come online and speak about it because it was absolutely…BRILLIANT! Our guide was called juan and he was extremely funny, friendly and knew everything about the city! We were also brought to places that were great fun to see and take part in. A lot of walking tours ive done can be really boring but this was fantastic!

  3. Johnathan Reilly
    August 1, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Took this walking tour last week from the Tourist information centre and thoroughly enjoyed it! I’m staying in Lima for a while and the tour was perfect for getting my footing in the city, you really pick up a lot of knowledge about the history & the culture of Peru as well. Definitely recommend it for anyone visiting Lima!

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