Peru Colonial History

Take a break from outdoor adventures such as Peru surfing and hiking, and explore the country's colonial history. Wander the city streets to admire the colonial architecture and pop into one of the country's many great museums to dig deeper into Peru's past.

Lima Peru
Lima

Central Coast

The city is a great place to begin your colonial history education of Peru and boasts some of the country's most impressive examples of colonial architecture. Start with the magnificent palaces around the Plaza de Armas and then learn more in one of Lima's world-class museums. Booking a guided tour is also a great way to understand the city.

Cajamarca Peru
Cajamarca

Northern Highlands

On a trip to the city, there are a number of important sites you can visit to understand more of this important period of Peru's colonial history, including the mysterious 'Ransom Room.' The original baroque altar in the cathedral of Cajamarca is also a highlight.