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Casa Urquiaga, Trujillo

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  • We enjoyed our visit here. It was a great chance to learn about the history of Trujillo, and understand more of colonial life, I enjoyed the artwork, and the mahogany desk of Simon Bolivar. The tour i...  more »
  • Old mansion which gives the visitor an unique sight into the ways of life in ohter centuries. I enjoyed the visit very much. A great passtime for families, friends, couples. If I'm not mistaken, the e...  more »
  • The "casa" tour of Trujillo is over-rated. I'd not bother going out of my way to visit these buildings. A simple quick peek inside is good enough.  more »
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  • FREEDOM TRUJILLO TRUJILLO 2. CULTURAL architecture and urban spaces House of architectural value 2 %> Calonge or Urquiaga House is located in the main square, it was built in the 16TH century, in the middle of the 19TH century was rebuilt along the lines of the neoclassical style that retains today. Your wooden gate neoclassical Doric columns, wrought iron window. The Hall has a coffered ceiling and part of the original floor is Flagstone. Is distributed in 3 patios: the first pavement and with galleries of Doric columns, to the open vestibules and rooms; the second courtyard is of square shape, relatively small galleries of ionic columns around a fountain; and the third courtyard has a Doric portico. The lounges, dining rooms, pantries, galleries and bedrooms are enriched by furniture and paintings of the time. Objects of great historical value belonging to the Chimu culture, including gold necklaces, necklaces of beads and turquoise inlay sheets are displayed in the main hall. The monument also has mirrors with wooden frames in gold, Persian carpets, various Republican furniture, a bed made in bronze, parts of china crockery and English, tubs of the era and photos of former homeowners. In addition to exhibit at the largest of Infantería Don Juan Antonio Ochaita and Urquiaga 2 banners: one with the Royal arms of Carlos III of Spain and the other with the coat of arms of Peru Trujillo. Also displays an elegant desk of the 18TH century which was used by Bolívar. The plot that occupies the Urquiaga House, was awarded to the Conqueror and founder de la ciudad Don Rodrigo Lozano, first ordinary mayor of the city who built there one of the first House Trujillo. In 1604, the cabildo de Trujillo chose her between the 2 most beautiful and best location of the city houses to accommodate to the new viceroy of Peru, Don Gaspar Zúñiga de Acedo, count of Monterrey. Death of Olmos de Ayala, in 1616, his house step become the property of the religious Juan Solís. In March 1824, the don Simón liberator Bolivar arrived in Trujillo and lock friendship with Don Juan Antonio Ochaita Urquiaga, which provided home where much of the emancipating campaign was organized. On the death of don Juan Antonio, the House was inherited by his daughter Doña Josefa Ochaita and Urquiaga. On October 12, 1972, the Lords Urquiaga Jacob, sold the House to the Central Bank of reserve of the Peru. This House is declared as monument historic member of the Cultural heritage of the nation, by means of Supreme resolution No. 2900-72-ED dated December 28, 1972. It is the best value architecture which is better preserved in Trujillo. It has a unique collection Numinmatica in the region. CURRENT STATUS the State current that is the Calonge House or Urquiaga is good, thanks to the restoration work carried out since October 1972, date in which the Central Bank of the Peru's reserve acquired that property. The Calonge House or Urquiaga is located at Jirón Francisco Pizarro No. 446-450-452, facing the Plaza de Armas. Lu-vu 9:30-15
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  • Beautiful building
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  • Historical House. Good place to meet
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  • Beautiful colonial House converted into a museum. Free entry which includes a guide (also free) excellent service, highly recommended!
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  • Admission free, forbidden: answer calls, dark glasses and hearing aids.
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