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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.
Szentendre, Hungary
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Go and see it!”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Definitely worth a look! Most locals are not even aware of this piece of history. The same family has been living under this roof for several generations, and the relics they allow you to see are fabulous. Go and check it out - you will not be disappointed. I loved the patio and the Declaration of Independence of Peru!

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Visiting this private residence is like stepping back in history. Access is on,y with a tour guide so be sure you ask your tour company if they include this as a stop. It is worth it!

Visited August 2013
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Tallahassee, Fl.
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“....Romance and intrigue....”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

... In 1996 I had the great pleasure of a private tour of this elegant home because my daughter worked at the Americn Embassy and knew a close friend of the family. The Aliaga family have been the owners and resided here since 1535! The interior is an amazing amalgam of exquisite furniture, paintings beauiful antique porelains and chandeliers. When you are wandering on the mezzanine you can almost hear the rustle of ancient taffeta behind the potted palms.... and the whispers of romance! The family greeted us and we enjoyed a glass of champagne with them, while we were given some of the history of the house and family. They are true aristocrats,and it is sad to me that hey now have to allow tourists into their home. I spent a month in Lima and went to Cuzco, Macchu Picchu and environs, zipped around the Andes in a Russian heliocopter, but none of these compared to the experience of the elegance of Casa de Aliaga. I highly recommend a tour.JBD

Visited October 2012
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“A hidden treasure of living history!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This house has been in the Aliaga family since 1535 and is still the residence of the matriarch (now 101) and several other family members. Parts of the house, such as the chapel ceiling, still date from 1535 while others have been somewhat modernized. The house's furnishings also reflect changing tastes of the Spanish aristocracy in South America. Photographers will love it! While I am not sure if all tours have the ability to eat lunch there, I've eaten there twice as part of a National Geographic group and it was absolutely outstanding, from the passed appetizers of homemade pate with elderberry jam, hearts of palm sandwiches, and cheese pastries, to the entree of lomo saltado.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing home”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is a pretty spectacular aristocratic house. It's full of beautiful furniture, paintings, antiques, chandeliers and all the trappings of the rich. It's a great experience to walk through the house and see how it's been adapted for the modern times for the current family members still living in parts of the house. A spectacular looking old room can have a hidden modern bathroom. The lunch we had was rather average, sadly, but we still enjoyed the stop immensely.

Visited February 2013
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