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Reviewed August 23, 2018

It worth a visit, the building has a very cool old architecture and it has a co-working space near to a library.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sus1952
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This was a train station that the government converted into a library and literature showcase. Right near the main square in kind of an inviting iconic setting. I enjoyed a quick visit as part of our tour. Worth checking out, two blocks at most from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank finesilver
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We visited this buiding as part of a walking tour of downtown Lima. It is very nice and worth looking into.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

It's like a very small library and it shows a short exposition but I loved the building, it's architecture and it's history! The exposition, even if it was short, was beautiful and very insightful! It takes like 15 to 30 minutes but it's such a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ranis555
Reviewed January 10, 2018

This is a quirky under visited gem close by the Presidential Palace and Plaza de Armas. The building itself is a former train station and interesting to study. Well decorated with paintings and a fascinating map of the 30 plus languages spoken. There is a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

This place was over my expectation, it is settle in an old train station, the interior has amazing flooring with old tiles and many features left from the old times. There are also interesting wall paintings connect with Peruvian past cultures, and ive heard that...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank RobsonM63
Reviewed May 6, 2017

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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 4, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

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,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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