Casa de la Literatura Peruana

Casa de la Literatura Peruana

Casa de la Literatura Peruana
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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4.0 of 5 bubbles151 reviews
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
I expected this place to have a fully functioning library however I was disappointed not to find one. Despite this, the place is incredibly well designed and is very modern. It features a number of small museum-exhibits and art works.
Written February 14, 2019
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HMKaren
Los Angeles, CA1,348 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The Casa de la Literatura is in the old train station, so the building is pretty neat. There is a gorgeous skylight over the main staircase, and a second one on the lower level. There are exhibits in several rooms, but we didn't find them all that interesting. It was nice to see lots of school groups, I hope the kids enjoyed it.
Written June 8, 2019
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Jorge Tenorio G
Lima, Peru57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
As a "tourist" to Lima I was happy to find this place while walking around the Lima central district area, I got the chance to learn a little vit more about peruvian literature over different times.
The house of literature is located in the former Desamparados train station, a beautiful place to see
Written July 18, 2019
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,691 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Located behind the Presidential Palace in the historic center, the building was originally Lima's main train station (Estacion de Desamparados). Opened in 1912, the train station was a symbol of the ‘new’ Lima at a time when the city was being modernized for the 20th century. In 2009, the government restored and repurposed the building into the Peruvian House of Literature. Today it houses a Cultural Center with temporary art exhibitions and an extensive 13 room library of Peruvian authors. But what will really catch your eye is the architectural details of this neoclassical building, with important elements retained during the renovation. Note the clock above the main entrance, typical of European train stations (the female figure holds a train in her arms). Inside is a stunning stained-glass dome and sweeping staircase! Now for a piece of trivia: Discontinued years ago, the route from Lima to Huancayo in the central Andes was re-established in 2007 and runs about once a month.
Written December 27, 2018
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riz_haider
New York City, NY141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
It's nice to see the honoring of one's literary greats in a museum. The Nobel prize winner, Mario Vargas Llosa gets pride of place along with a about a dozen others. This used to be the old railway station of Lima.
Written May 6, 2017
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Siri G
Bergen, Norway43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
The House of Peruvian Literature in Lima is a remarkable place. The renovated railway station is located in the Historic Centre of Lima, and the building itself with its beautiful stained glass ceilings, is worth a visit. Add the very interesting exhibitions, knowledgable guides, the Mario Vargas Llosa library, and a beautiful outdoor space for reading - and all for free.
Written May 4, 2017
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ashley m
Munich, Germany52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
When I saw the name on this pretty green building, I lit up because I am a book nerd. When I went inside and saw that the library was named after Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, whose Death in the Andes I'd just finished, I smiled. When I saw the poetry painted on the stairs and printed on long sheets hanging over the windows, I sighed. And when I stepped outside and saw the lovely reading space overlooking central Lima, I wanted to pull out a new Llosa novel and stay for hours. The friend from Lima that I was with said the same: he's planning on going back just to hang out because he'd forgotten how great the vibe was there. I'm not sure that this place is for everyone, but if you're the kind of person who keeps a bilingual version of Pablo Neruda's poems by your bed for emergency night reading and even though he's not Peruvian, you'll get my point, this is probably the place for you.
Written October 3, 2016
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Sam D
San Diego, CA108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
I am a language and literature lover and I found this place to be amazing! It had both exhibits for Peruvian writers/artists but also had an incredible history of language in Peru (47 native languages still spoken!!) if you are a reader or writer or language lover this was a great addition to our day.
Written July 15, 2024
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,479 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
It used to the be the railway station but is now a library and/or a place which exhibits we not sure what.... Found it disappointing. Very useful if you need clean public toilets or a place to sit and relax. Sorry
Written August 3, 2019
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand2,125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Just loved this place. What good use of the old station! It has the most beautiful stained glass roof I have seen. Lovely art work on display and just an aesthetically pleasing building. Pity there are no longer trains!
Written August 12, 2018
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