LIMA – Every first Sunday of every month, Peruvian nationals can have a free tour of government administrated archaeological sites, museums, and historic places.
A new law that was introduced by Congressman Juan Sheput of Peruanos Por El Kambio (the incumbent president’s party) was approved and allows all Peruvian citizens to enter all government administrated archaeological sites, museums, and historic places for free on the 1st Sunday of every month. The law goes into effect today, July 1st.
The law does not permit free entrance to Machu Picchu National Park, but reduced prices for Peruvian citizens still apply.
Before this law, only students, teachers, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens could enter for free.
This is a welcome initiative to promote internal tourism and provide an incentive for Peruvian citizens to visit their lesser-known but no less important historic places. Unfortunately for many expats, the deal does not apply for residents who are not Peruvian citizens.