Articles Tagged ‘architecture’

Lima, Peru: buildings surrounding the Plaza Mayor

Lima, Peru: buildings surrounding the Plaza Mayor September 18, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) Photo: J. Enrique Molina Visiting Lima Downtown for the first time? This post focuses on the historic buildings surrounding the iconic Plaza Mayor, or Plaza de Armas (Main Square). These happen to be also very nice pieces of architecture, so let’s learn a...

Don’t miss the Casa de Aliaga, in Lima (Peru)

Don’t miss the Casa de Aliaga, in Lima (Peru) September 14, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
One of the oldest mansions in Lima, the Casa de Aliaga is still oldest family-owned home in South America: it has been owned during 17 generations by the Aliaga family (one of the Lima founding families) since 1535. One of the best-preserved colonial homes in Peru, it is pretty much a time capsule where...