Palacio de Torre Tagle

Palacio de Torre Tagle, Lima

Palacio de Torre Tagle
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Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
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Built in 1735 by the Marquis of Torre Tagle, this handsome building is considered to be the best surviving colonial house in Lima with its superb carved balconies, magnificent doors and a courtyard surrounded by rooms and ironwork.
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,719 contributions
Beautiful colonial palace now the Foreign Ministry
May 2019 • Friends
You can still take a tour but the most beautiful and famous parts are the exterior colonial balconies and the inside the front door patio area. Also a must see on any visit to downtown Lima.
Written May 24, 2019
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finesilver
Denver, CO2,353 contributions
Wonderful old Palace home near Centro, worth seeing
Jun 2018 • Business
I really enjoyed this Palace. Our tour guide took us, no cost to go in. It is ornate, and you can walk around in it too freely. There was an art exhibit in some of the rooms. It has an open courtyard on two levels and these huge ornate cool balconies which face the street which are quite iconic to Lima.

Some great photo ops of the courtyard, the stairways, the black and white floor tiles and more. There is a cool statue in the very middle of the first floor and a wonderful carving of a lion in one corner of the first floor also.

Some of my panoramic photos of the courtyard and the staircase came out just stunning also.

I really enjoyed this place, well worth seeking out, a 15 minute look will be perfect, not to be missed if in Centro. It is near the church you are going to see anyway.
Written June 17, 2018
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Bruce H
Brisbane, Australia1,531 contributions
18th Century Architecture
Aug 2017 • Couples
The Palacio de Torre Tagle is one of the best examples of residential Lima architecture from the 18th century. Its carved wood balconies are superb.
Written September 18, 2017
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Jody H
Medellin, Colombia180 contributions
Take in Torre Tagle
Jan 2017 • Solo
Make a day of central Lima – San Martin, Plaza Major, some of the churches – and build in a stop at the Spanish baroque palace.

Only a few blocks from Plaza Major on Jr. Ucayali 363, this palace was built in 1735. Stand back to admire the massive wooden balconies: majestic; elegant. memorable.
Written January 17, 2017
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pavlovich123
South Orange, NJ120 contributions
AN ARCHITECTURAL TREASURE THAT MUST BE VISITED
Oct 2016 • Family
This may be one of the most exciting finds in Lima. Built in the mid-eighteenth century by a Spanish nobleman it exemplifies the grace and style of colonial architecture but with a Moorish influence. The ornately carved wooden balconies that flank the entrance are simply magnificent and the interior courtyard transports you to a villa in Spain. Furnishings are original to the period, which makes this a true voyage back in time when Peru was part of the Spanish empire..
Written November 29, 2016
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Neil T
Australia197 contributions
Closed e cept on weekends!
Sep 2016
No explanation was offered and on the following Saturday it was also closed! So I would've get too excited about checking it out. I think alot of places in Lima only cater for tour groups
Written September 26, 2016
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julbongut
Avignon, France87 contributions
Do it on weekends or else....
Jul 2016 • Couples
We tried it on weekdays but there were too much restrictions. The building appears to be nice or visit, but we could see everything from faraway only. Pending for a next visit.
Written July 13, 2016
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highburychampion
Melbourne, Australia505 contributions
Architecturally beautiful
Jun 2016 • Couples
Whilst it is not possible to see inside, some beautiful ornate wooden balconies to enjoy from outside.

It is closely to plenty of attractions, so worth a visit
Written June 5, 2016
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George S
Miami Beach, FL836 contributions
Beautiful Balconies in El Centro
Dec 2015 • Solo
This is a nice 18th century colonial mansion that is now part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Though its entrance is restricted, one cannot miss the two beautiful carved balconies overhanging the street. Even with the scores of balconies in el Centro, these will catch your eye. This building is on the same street in between the Central Bank Museum and San Pedro Church. Not bad.
Written January 17, 2016
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Beauty full
May 2015
nice one and most beauty full. you can enjoy with friends, groups, and family. this is the main adventure beauty. i like
Written October 13, 2015
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