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Casa Torre Tagle - Cultural Tour Lima - Peru

One of the oldest and most accomplished expressions of Spanish colonialism, the Casa Torre Tagle merits a visit. It is named after the Marquis Torre Tagle, a former treasurer of the Spanish Armada. Built in 1735, this is one of the last examples of Baroque design found in the Americas, with imperial staircases, ballrooms and tiling that alludes to the influence of the earlier Moorish conquest of Spain. A gilded, 16th-century carriage is also on display. The coat of arms itself was designed by the Marquis. Its very ornate balconies and stone carvings on the outside evoke all the grandiose presumption of the Spanish empire. As headquarters for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, public access is limited to the courtyards.

Jirón Ucayali 363

Central Lima, Lima, Peru

Cultural Tour

Price Description: Free.

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Sunday 11 a.m.

Open Hours to:Sunday 1 p.m.

Days Closed:Monday-Saturday

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Contact Information:
Phone: 51-1-424-9066 / 7560

Here are other activities in and around Central Lima that may be of interest: Casa Goyeneche,

By Ricardo Segreda
Growing up in New York, Rick Segreda used to cut out of high school in order to hang out at the Museum of Modern Art and catch foreign-language...
26 Jan 2012

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