Our first highlight will be Huaca Pucllana, a ceremonial and administrative construction that was inhabited by people of Liman culture between 200 and 700AD. It is a truncated pyramid made of clay and adobe. Nowadays it is still being studied and findings still surprise us. It has a famous restaurant called La Huaca.
After a short distance we will arrive at El Olivar, San Isidro’s most remarkable natural jewel. In 1560, Don Antonio de Rivera brought to Peru, from Seville, several olive trees, but only three made it here alive. Miraculously they managed to spread and in 1730 it was confirmed that there were more than 2000 trees. The charm of El Olivar isn’t limited to the landscape that its trees create – in those lush tree-tops nests the most diverse micro-system of birds in all of Lima.
Before we know it we will be in front of Huaca Huallamarca. This beautiful monument is older than Pucllana and because of the details found in its construction, it is believed that it was of a higher hierarchy. Going back to our starting point, we will go by very nice neighbourhoods with beautiful buildings and meeting points, such as restaurants and cafes.