Balcones de Lima

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Balcones de Lima
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,584 contributions
Witnesses of the old Spanish colonial times ...
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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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada7,067 contributions
The Wooden Balconies are Impressive
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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Louis Dumont
Switzerland519 contributions
Impressive old buildings
Sep 2019 • Friends
These very old and typical balconies are to find in vstious parts of the historical centre of Lima. You will inevitably meet some when walking through Lima!
Written September 10, 2019
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travelling140
Miami34 contributions
Down town Lima, nice colonial Arquitecture and interesting streets.
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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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK988 contributions
We found these more interesting than the buildings themselves
Jul 2019 • Couples
It seems a strange thing to do but actually when we had our walking tour Lima this is the aspect that we found most interesting. They are in stupendous condition. The closed ones resemble Moorish design where women could observe people without being seen. The open ones for the wealthy of the city to stand and be seen !
Written August 3, 2019
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Cherie B
Milwaukee, WI21 contributions
So cool...
Jul 2019 • Family
I love unique architecture. So many wooden balconies that are still in amazing condition despite the constant humidity!
Written July 22, 2019
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,705 contributions
Most beautiful atvthe Torre Tagle Palace
Jul 2019 • Friends
Most people go to the historic center of Lima for the Presidential Palace or the Cathedral, but I like the various colonial balconies. The most beautiful are at the Torre Tagle Palace (Foreign Ministry) a block away from the Plaza de Armas. Wander around and you'll see a number of other buildings with similar balconies.
Written July 6, 2019
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Ravi A
Flemington, NJ280 contributions
Very nice Balconies
Jun 2019 • Couples
Beautiful wood balconies well preserved. Must take pictures with the local policeman. Friendly local people always present their to take your pics for you
Written July 1, 2019
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LindaE_10
New York City, NY107 contributions
Different types reflecting different periods
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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Rozebudzz
North Carolina935 contributions
Love all the balconies
May 2019 • Couples
Lima is full of balconies and really, you can spend a day just looking for the many architectural styles of balconies all over the city. There are so many of them in different sizes, shapes and styles. Old Lima has beautiful historic ones that are worth seeing. We saw most of it on a group tour but if you’re really into them, there are specific tours of just balconies on historic buildings that you could specifically request to see.
Written May 15, 2019
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