Casa Aliaga, or the Aliaga House, is a fascinating home and museum. Jer贸nimo de Aliaga was one of Francisco Pizarro鈥檚 most trusted lieutenants during the exploration and conquest of Peru, and he was rewarded in 1535 with a huaca, or Indian temple, which he converted into a home. In places, the original stonework is still visible. The home has since remained in the Aliaga family for an astonishing 17 generations. Today this restored colonial home features a series of rooms that represent life in Lima in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
Jir贸n de la Uni贸n 224,
Central Lima, Peru
Museum, Historical Building Types:
Colonial religious art, mayan artifacts, modern glass sculptures, contemporary international/local art, handicraft traditions, pharmaceutical collection, Cultural, History
The Casa is to the northwest of the Palacio del Gobierno.
Visits are only through travel agencies, or my making reservations directly with Casa Aliaga through its website. The Casa also hosts lunches and dinners.
Relative price: High End
Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Travel Skills: beginner/easy.
Peruvian nuevo sol