Casa de Aliaga
The Most Beautiful Home in Peru - Since 1835!
You need to make an appointment to visit, but cannot leave Lima without seeing this stunning historic home near Lima's main square. What is most astonishing is that the home has been in the same family since 1535, when Francisco Pizarro founded Lima. One of his captains, Jeronimo de Aliaga Ramirez, was able to build his home next to Pizarro's house, and 17 generations of his family have lived in it since. The rooms are filled with original treasures and artwork, and I loved seeing Captain Aliaga's personal sword on display. When I was there, family members were also roaming the home, though their personal living quarters are not open for touring.
By Annie Fitzsimmons, AFAR Contributor
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