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Casa de Aliaga, Lima

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Step back in time and explore the oldest house in Peru at Casa de Aliaga. The colonial-era mansion was given to Geronimo de Aliaga by Francisco Pizarro when he founded Lima in 1535. Since then, 17 generations of the Aliaga family have lived there and continue to reside at the building's modern annex. Admire different architectural styles, furniture designs, and interesting items from various periods of the house's history. In the blue-tiled salon, for example, you can view the sword Captain Aliaga brought to the New World. Arrange your visit to Casa de Aliaga and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lima using our Lima vacation planner.
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  • Watching it is like returning to the colonial past, you can see how they were the conquerors of high level homes. It is next to the plaza de armas, but if you don't know it you can go ahead without realizing that the facade invites not to enter. But when you enter the thing changes, from the stairs now you realize that you're in something different, that the Aliaga family has cared for with respect for many generations (17 I think that we were told if I remember correctly). It is worth to look at the furniture, decoration and the magnificent courtyard. And if you are lucky you can see the current owner.
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  • This property has been in the same family continuously since the Spanish arrived. The Aliaga family arrived in the first wave of Spanish colonisation and exudes luxury.  more »
  • Like most of the old buildings of Lima this one had to be restored many times due to earthquake damage. The current owners are the 16th generation family members of the original owner. The house is be...  more »
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  • A private home, about 35%of which is viewable, which has been in the same family since the Conquest. Beautiful furniture and artwork, really worth visiting.
  • Very interesting and beautiful home, still occupied by the defendants of the original family from the 1500's.
  • The place was amazing. Quite literally a mansion within busy downtown Lima. I will say that PEN$120 (USD ~$9) is excessive for a tour that lasts not even 30 minutes. I was hoping we would have the ability to do self-guided tours or at least revisit the rooms in the mansion (again, beautiful) to make the most of the steep price.
  • I get a very Dutch or German feeling from this building. It's quite hard to find but worth the look
  • Nice views

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One of Peru's most expensive destinations, Lima offers accommodations that range from modern hotel high-rises to family-run guesthouses. Most visitors stay in Barranco, Miraflores, or San Isidro, three of the city's safest and prettiest neighborhoods, which offer a good selection of budget lodgings. For something truly authentic, look for hotels located in restored mansions, many of which offer pleasant rooms overlooking manicured enclosed gardens, ideal for enjoying romantic meals or hosting small private parties.
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