Balcones de Lima
Balcones de Lima
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,776 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
As we enjoyed our walking tour of historic downtown Lima, we were impressed with the many wooden balconies. We were told that the balconies were a result of the Spanish influence on the city, in particular Moorish designs copied from Spain. I later discovered that the balconies in Lima were built in the Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical and Neo-Baroque styles and had Mediterranean, Moorish and Andalusian influences. Thus, things were not quite so simple.
Written March 29, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
While visiting Lima and its magnificent "Centro Histórico", locally known as "Cercado de Lima", these intricate cedar wood structures - the "Balcones" - will certainly catch your eyes and attention. There are more than 1,600 balconies leaning over the narrow streets and squares of the "Centro Histórico", bringing harmony and originality to this part of Lima, an Unesco appointed, since 1988, "World Heritage Site"! Local authorities are making strong efforts to preserve the beautiful cedar wood balconies, witnesses of the old Spanish colonial times. Enjoy!
Written June 5, 2020
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40luis
Lima, Peru60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
In the city center, Plaza de Armas and surrenders you can find old heritage from Spanish or with spanish touch. Balcones where ladies can look people in the street and nobody saw them... Muslim heritage in Spain that take and make it as if it was from themselves.
Nice area and nice buildings, plenty of story and... take care... pickpockets and Money Changers giving false notes....
Written September 9, 2017
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Dario L
Miami37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Downtown Lima has many colonial arquitecture places. The wood balcanies are very nice, with interesting streets and a few colonial churches. Good to have a feeling of the spanish colonial times.
Written September 10, 2019
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linda e
New York City, NY124 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
There are different tours that are offered for the balconies, but you can easily view them with help of a good guidebook. Many can be seen in Plaza de Armas.
Written May 30, 2019
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Gil G
Lima, Peru34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Wonderful example of the City of the Kings. Shouldn't miss these as they are quite classical for the city.
Written March 19, 2019
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Paul H
Euless, TX239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Look around at the lovely balconies when you visit the Centro Histórico of Lima. Beautiful balconies made of wood have been preserved in many of the buildings. Take a good look at some of the balconies, one has some very interesting avant garde art worth seeing.
Written October 20, 2018
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finesilver
Denver, CO2,354 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Business
This TA listing references the many ornate wooden balconies all over the buildings and small palaces in Lima Centro. My fave was at the Palace of Torre Tagle in Centro.

These are ornate and each different but a clear part of an architectural scheme in the area. I enjoyed very much checking them out, hint you can see them mostly from the streets and they are only up one floor. Still they protrude out of the second level and are always enclosed it seemed.

Well worth checking out, preferably with a guide to really get a flavor of that great time in Lima when they all were built.
Written June 17, 2018
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Eileen H
Ngunguru, New Zealand87 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
There are lots of these around the historic centre, and although they look charming, I don’t think I’d like one on my house! So dark and gloomy looking...
Written June 9, 2018
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R D
Edinburgh, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
You have to look to find these balconies, but the effort is worthwhile for those with an interest in such architecture. Some are on the busy main roads around the centre, so you have to keep your eyes open !
Written May 11, 2018
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