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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Balcones de Lima are amazing pieces of art work, even though that was not their original intent. The hand crafting that you are able to see is is magnificent, especially when you consider the nature of the tools that the craftsmen had to work...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk around the city and look up. The historical part of Lima has always fascinated me. Just walk and soak in the atmosphere. Eat the street food which is amazing!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Beautiful different styles and so interesting that since women didn’t get out much during those times, these were built for gossiping!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patricia A
Reviewed October 20, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Those balconies are very impressive in their size and relationship to the building. Built by the Spanish during their occupation of Peru, these balconies and other architectural elements clearly show the presence of Spain in Peru.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This plaza is beautiful as so many in Peru are. The wooden balconies were perhaps unique to this plaza.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris V
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Awesome architecture. Wooden enclosed balconies facing the plaza de las armas and some side streets.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank andreaswmatthes
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Particularly around the Plaza des Armas, quite a few houses with such balconies are standing. Just stroll along the streets and stop for a glimpse of these lovingly done balconies, which are so typical for the old town of Lima.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RolfG455
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Probably the biggest attraction of Lima’s historic centre. There are some glorious timbered balconies spread around the city that add an element of uniqueness to an otherwise uninteresting city.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dakles
Reviewed August 24, 2018

The guards were very kind. Even though the place was supposedly closed, they opened the main doors and let us have a peak. It's like being transported back to the times when the Spanish crown still ruled the Americas.

Date of experience: December 2017
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