Palacio Arzobispal

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Impressive balconies.

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Plaza de Armas de Lima
Costado de la Catedral
Lima, Peru


+511 4275980

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Best time for photos: after 2pm.


Located just beside the Cathedral, side to side with the Capilla del Sagrario, this imposing Baroque palace occupies an entire block facing the city's main square, called Plaza Mayor. The place is not only the official residency of the current Cardinal, but also the administrative headquarters for the Catholic church in Peru. There is, however, an area for art exhibitions and open for tour visits (ask your tour guide). But even if you do not get to visit this little museum, the outside fa├žade is a must see, with its outstanding and lavishly carved, dark wood balconies, a remembrance from the Viceroys era.


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