Lima - Lima’s Jewish heritage tour

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Lima’s Jewish heritage tour

Tomorrow, 8:00 PM
(39 reviews)
Downtown Lima, Lima, Peru
40 mins

About the tour

In this tour we will learn about the history of the Jewish community of Lima, focusing specially on its colonial roots during the period of the Spanish occupation of Peru. To do so we will follow the foot steps of one of the most important representers of this 17th century “secret” community of Lima, Manuel Bautista Perez, a Portuguese merchant accused of being Jewish in 1635, and later killed by the inquisition in 1639. We will also learn about the Inquisition of Lima and the history of the “Autos de fe” in the new world. Learn about the history one of the less known, smallest, and oldest non-indigenous communities of Peru in this intriguing , surprising and touching tour that you should not miss.

Meet Vanessa


Vanessa is a professional tour guide and ambassador of her city since 2006, and a virtual tour guide since 2020. With over 15 years of experience guiding is still her passion and delivering a great service in every tour is her compromise with you. Take a virtual experience of Lima with her and be surprised by a city with more than 2000 years of history, impressive architecture, one of the best cuisines in the world, warm people, and have a unique and unforgettable experience with a cultural ambassador born and raced in the capital of Perú.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Lima with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Lima. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Rick T.

14 April 2021

Particularly interesting, as I've never been to South America. Seemed to be a good feeling for Lima, and I enjoyed the architecture, including the colonial buildings. I hadn't been aware of a Jewish history in Lima, so this was interesting too.

Janice H.

12 April 2021

expected a little more but was good

Mary Virginia A.

11 April 2021

Vanessa is fantastic! Bless her heart for braving the traffic to take us on an interesting voyage.

Olga P.

11 April 2021

Nice job. Very painful to hear about effects of the inquisition.

Nina B.

11 April 2021

The world needs more people like Vanessa who are interested in and willing to explore history and cultures. Kudos on a well-done tour

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