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In the Footsteps of Conversos: A Virtual Walking Tour of Jewish Lima, Peru

Hosted By: Orange County Community Scholar Program (CSP)

Did you know that there was a secret Jewish community in Lima during the 16th and 17th centuries? And that many natives of Lima are of Jewish descent without knowing it? Join this live walking tour and discover the secret Jewish community of Lima, Peru in the 16th and 17th centuries. Learn about this hidden story by walking through downtown Lima and stopping at historic sites, including the location of the first synagogue. Hear about some of Lima’s famous Jews, and how the community is faring today. Your guide for this adventure, Vanessa, was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She has been a professional tour guide and an ambassador for the city of Lima since 2006 and has been a virtual tour guide since 2020. With over 15 years of guiding experience, guiding is her passion. Vanessa loves to share her knowledge of the history, architecture, cuisines, culture, and more about Lima with her travelers.

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