2018 IASIA-LAGPA - Excursion for Friday 27th - SCHEDULE

Departure: 9h00 - Return: 18h30 – Gathering point: Swisotel Lima


 

HUACA PUCLLANA Is a great adobe and clay pyramid located in the Miraflores district of central Lima, Peru, built from seven staggered platforms. It served as an important ceremonial and administrative center for the advancement of the Lima Culture, a society which developed in the Peruvian Central Coast between the years of 200 AD and 700 AD.

With the intended purpose of having the elite clergymen (who politically governed several valleys in the area) express their complete religious power and ability to control the use of all the natural water resources (saltwater and freshwater) of the zone, a Great Pyramid was constructed in the Huaca.

As a whole, the structure is surrounded by a plaza, or central square, that borders the outer limits, and by a large structured wall dividing it into two separate sections. In one section there were benches and evidence of deep pits where offerings of fish and other marine life took place in order to attain the favor of the gods. The other section is an administrative area. This area contains various small clay structures and huts made of adobe–with some walls still standing–whose function seemed to be to act as the courtyards and patios of the enclosure which is over 500 meters in length, 100 in width and 22 in height.


 

MALECON CISNEROS / PARQUE DEL AMOR is one of the most beautiful places in Lima, and you definitely need to get in the itinerary through the capital of Peru! It is one of the best places in town for a late afternoon overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The first thing to say is that the Pacific view of the Malecon from Miraflores is undeniably beautiful! From above, the gray sky of Lima is colored by the paragliders that fly everywhere.

In addition, the Malecon of Miraflores is a region of parks. They are spaces of green area and many flowers, that the limeños use to walk, to date, to practice sports and to play with pets. Of all, the most special is the Parque del Amor, a symbol of Lima! So beautiful that I took a thousand photos there and wanted to put them all here in the post!

The Malecón de Miraflores is especially busy in the late afternoon. The limeños arrive to enjoy the rest of the day in one of the most beautiful regions of the city. Miraflores is a touristy neighborhood and very busy, so the flow of tourists at that time also increases.

The Malecon of Miraflores is one of the best places in town to see the sunset (among many clouds, of course!).

BARRANCO is a charming and decadent place at the same time, it is romantic and solitary, it is lively and deserted, it is classic and sophisticated... whatever the impression you have, this district of Lima is an unforgettable attraction of the Peruvian capital.

The "hanging" neighborhood on the Pacific Ocean was once a high-class summer resort, later turned into a bohemian destination and now houses old mansions, many of them transformed into restaurants, bars and hotels for all tastes.

There you also have the chance to dribble the great cliffs of the city and get to walk to the beach, as far as we can, very far from what we are accustomed to. The waters of the Pacific are chilled and the border of Lima is practically all of stones instead of sand.

Back to the top of Barranco, the Bridge of Sighs has inspired many couples for years. Symbol of the place, it is not difficult to find couples, especially newlyweds, taking pictures for their albums.

MUSEO LARCO HERRERA 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 built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid. It showcases chronological galleries that provide a thorough overview of 4,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. It is well known for its gallery of pre-Columbian erotic pottery.

In 1925, Rafael Larco Herrera acquired a collection of vases and other archaeological pieces from Alfredo Hoyle, who was his brother-in-law. There were approximately 600 ceramic pieces in all. The arrival of these objects ignited a collector's enthusiasm in his son, Rafael Larco Hoyle. Soon after, Larco Herrera left his son in charge of the collection and those pieces completed the first collection of what would become the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum.

During that same year, Larco Hoyle received some advice from his uncle, Victor Larco Herrera, a founder of the first museum in Lima. He urged Larco Hoyle to form a new museum in Lima, one that could guard all the archaeological relics that were continually being extracted by clandestine excavators.

Larco Hoyle agreed with his uncle and proceeded to create a museum that would carry on his father's legacy. Larco Hoyle purchased two large collections: 8,000 pieces from Roa and 6,000 pieces from Carranza. He also purchased several small collections in Chicama Valley, Trujillo, Virú, and Chimbote. Within a year, the collection had grown significantly and display cases were installed in a small house on the Chiclín estate. On July 28, 1926, Independence Day, the museum opened its doors to the public.