Casa de Aliaga

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Casa de Aliaga
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
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Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Colonial House in Lima. Built by Jeronimo de Aliaga y Ramirez in 1535, the same year of Lima's foundation. Ever since then the Aliaga family and their descendants have lived in the house, which is now occupied by the seventeen generation of the same family. Rebuilt and reshaped after the earthquakes, and some changes in architectural trends, the mansion has served for almost five centuries to Lima's history.
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DERtravels
Upland, CA1,345 contributions
Dinner in a Peruvian Casa not to be missed
Jan 2020
What a special dinner! This casa is still home to a Lima family, now 17 generations. Our cruise tour provided us with a tour and a special dinner in this mansion. The very large wooden doors lead you into a foyer with a staircase. One side is for tour and dinner visitors, the other is the private residence. As we toured the grand rooms we enjoyed pisco sours, wine and a nut liquer. Appetizers included cheese and olives, cheese straws and liver mousse. We walked through an atrium which clearly is a respite for the family away from the city center hustle and bustle. Then it was time to go to the dining room. Asparagus Mousse, Beef tenderloin and Mousse with Cherries. WIth local classical music. A divine tour and dinner.
Written December 29, 2020
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MrsWYN-R
Somerset, UK2,232 contributions
Beautiful House
Mar 2020
This is the oldest house in Lima. Still lived in today. Beautiful architecture and gorgeous decorations within.

Popular and very busy on arrival. Some steps up at the entrance to enter however quite flat after. Stunning plants and flowers and beautiful taste in furniture, paintings and furnishings.

Well worth finding and having a look. Photographs allowed.
Written March 29, 2020
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,158 contributions
Wonderful structure that is filled with history --try to have the dinner here
Feb 2020
We had seen the building, as we walked in the area close to our hotel, and were really impressed with it. The structure is a low one story stone building that is beautiful--well designed and executed with great attention to detail. The little yard in front is most attractive and inviting, but it is protected by a very nice antique gate and fence. We really wanted to see inside it and get a chance to experience it is a more personal manner, but that was not possible.....

Or, so we thought! Little did we know that we were going to have dinner here the next evening! Our guide told us that this is one of the special places that GLOBUS included on our trip. The present owner of the house (which has ben in the same family for almost 500 years) makes the property available for dinners, private events, weddings and meetings. She actually hosted our dinner and ate with us as she told stories and answered our many questions. The meal was very good, nicely presented, and well served in the huge interior courtyard. We were impressed.

The guided portion of our tour of the inside of the house is really grand. We got lot of information on the history of the structure and the many inhabitants. We were then allowed an hour or so for a self guided tours of many rooms. Over the years, there have been many changes to the interior. At the present time,iIt is furnished in a Victorian manner. Many of the antiques and art pieces have been collected by family members. It is really a great experience to be able to walk through all the rooms, and see the layout of the building.

This is one of those wonderful unexpected "surprises" you get when you travel. It is an experience that is well worth whatever the cost. If you can get it set up when you are in Lima, I strongly recommend it. The owner (who lives in an "apartment" at the back of the mansion) has set up a non-profit corporation to help with the maintenance of the property--which is significant because of the age of the property and size!

If you have a group large enough (we had 16, but I do not know the minimum), you should make the contacts to see if it can be done for your group. This is NOT an event you can set up upon arrival in country! EVERYONE in our group was totally pleased with this visit the owner, and the meal--I am certain you will be as well.
Written March 20, 2020
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Janeite
Washington DC, DC232 contributions
Hard to find but lovely
Mar 2020
When we arrived, our promised English-speaking guide was off sick. But the lovely man on hand spoke slowly and clearly, and gave us a delightful tour. Beautiful house, and a good reminder of how well conquistadors (and other colonialists) can live after they take over a culture.
Written March 20, 2020
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Sergio A. Lira
Lima, Peru531 contributions
Oldest home in the Americas
Mar 2020 • Solo
This home has been continuously inhabited by seventeen generations of the same family since 1535, when Francisco Pizarro, close friend of their ancestor Jeronimo, decided to move to Lima where his Inca princess wife Quispe Sisa had lands.
In this land who was before part of the Inca palace terraces (that’s why you enter and find a stair) Jeronimo de Aliaga built his home, was in charge of Peru after Pizarro’s murder until the first viceroy arrived; an Aliaga carried the flag proclaiming Independency with San Martin in 1821, and the place shows that the peace one finds in its rooms comes probably from feeling there must remain a blessing from Saint Rose of Lima or San Martin both visitors of its oratory, as much has changed out of its walls, but within, time has been a friend, not a foe

I had the special pleasure of being received and entertained by the Count of San Juan de Lurigancho himself, enjoyed a wonderful lunch and hours
of inimitable conversation.

While walking around we met a couple of visitors and then a European group; we spend a while enjoying their company and sharing thoughts on such a one of a kind place.

If you’re to Perú, don’t miss it!!!!
Ruins and museums will always be there, this place is alive.
Written March 7, 2020
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GrahamP113
Witham, UK1,444 contributions
Visit
Feb 2020 • Couples
Went into this amazing building during tour of Lima. Specially arranged the oldest building in South America. The family still occupy 40 rooms and from the road is just a door but wow once inside those rooms available are amazing. We loved it and if your tour guide can arrange spend some time inside as you will not be disappointed
Written February 27, 2020
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AuroraAlaska
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK207 contributions
Colonial History paired with the finest Peruvian Cuisine
Oct 2019
We enjoyed a wonderful guided group tour through this historic residence, followed by an exceptional lunch in the dining room. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The house has been in ownership of the same family for nearly 500 years and is a living museum. Located adjacent to the government palace and highly recommend for your visit.
Written December 4, 2019
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Ollerbarrow
Altrincham, UK1,609 contributions
An insight into post-colonial Peru
Aug 2019
Post colonial house still occupied by the 16th generation of the family. A highlight.delightful to see the current owner mingling with those touring his domain. Beautifully kept rooms, redolent with rich dark woods, vibrant colours, colonial art and cool quiet courtyards. A complete contrast to the hustle and bustle going on just outside the main entrance opposite the side of the Presidential palace.The Casa Aluaga provides a fantastic insight into colonial culture and it is no surprise that this is the No. 1 attraction in Lima.
Written October 16, 2019
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Julia L
Columbia, MO98 contributions
Fascinating window into Peru’s Colonial and Republic past
Aug 2019
Some very old and fine things here. Most of it is not so old—it is late 19th century Belle Époque superimposed on a Colonial architecture.The ensemble was personal to the family who have always lived here, rather than a museum reconstruction, and we found that both refreshing and beautiful.
Written August 23, 2019
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,053 contributions
Superb vintage historical family home
Jul 2019 • Couples
Incredible historic house going back to to 1535 and in the same family since the beginning. You can only visit on organised tours but it's worth it. The house is spectacular, with original vintage furnishings and paintings. You can see that the house is still lived in, definitely not a museum. Especially surprising is the fully grown tree going through its courtyard.
Written August 1, 2019
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