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“How the other half lived”
Review of Casa de Aliaga

Casa de Aliaga
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Owner description: Colonial House in Lima. Built by Jeronimo de Aliaga y Ramirez in 1535, the same year of Lima's foundation. Ever since then the Aliaga family and their descendants have lived in the house, which is now occupied by the seventeen generation of the same family. Rebuilt and reshaped after the earthquakes, and some changes in architectural trends, the mansion has served for almost five centuries to Lima's history.
Reviewed June 14, 2013

A great insight into the lifestyle of the Spanish aristocracy in Lima. The house is like a museum, full of art, chandeliers, furniture and personal artefacts that reflect an era long lost. Everything is beautifully maintained and the family still lives in part of the mansion. Definitely worth the visit.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We saw this colonial Spanish home, still occupied today by members of the Aliaga family, as part of a city tour with Limatours. This home is a magnificent example of early Spanish architecture. The objects, art, furniture and decoration is just exquisite. The craftsmanship inside the home is something to see!

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

What a surprising treat right in the heart of Lima! We were able to access Casa de Aliaga through a tour with Lima Mentor tours, though I believe you can book through the website directly.

For me, this was one of the best examples of Colonial architecture (the woodwork and tiles are amazing!) and was one of the highlights of our day tour in Lima. Chocked full of stunning antiques but also pieces of the family that have called it home since 1535. We viewed several rooms including the private chapel.

The quiet sanctuary inside belies the fact that it is right in the heart of town, once you step inside the outside world seems very far removed. Definitely make time to see this gem while you are in Lima!

Thank MarttaH
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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We were able to visit this beautiful home as part of Lima Tours day tour. The home has been in the same family since 1535, the current owner is 14th generation, and her grandchildren the 16th.

The house is beautifully done and has rooms in various styles, including some original Spanish tile, French, and others. Also enjoyed seeing original owner's sword, and current owner's family photos.

I believe only a few tour companies can see this house; we were glad to book a day with Lima Tours and include it.

Thank SnowyShasta
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Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

The house is beautifully preserved and it is wonderful that the family has opened its doors to the public to share a piece of Lima history - the family history, the location of the house, the architecture, the interior woodwork, flooring, paintings - are truly worth a visit. A must-see in Lima.

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