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Casona del Marqués de Torre Hermosa - Historical Building Ica - Peru

Home to a bank, there is no signage to set this building apart from others around it. Yet its mere presence stands out amid downtown Ica’s more modern architecture. Having survived urban development and earthquakes, the Casona del Marqués de Torre Hermosa is one of the only examples of viceregal architecture still standing. The carved-stone, Rococo façade is beautiful. The marquis was one of Ica’s wealthiest citizens during the colonial era, and also was owner of Hacienda Ocucaje. The mansion is also known as Casa Bolívar, as the Liberator, Simón Bolívar, had stayed here.


Calle Libertad, block 1, Plaza de Armas

Ica, Peru

Historical Building Types:
Colonial architecture, Site of historic significance

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Friday 6 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Here are other activities in and around Ica that may be of interest: Catedral de Ica and Santuario Señor de Luren.

15 Mar 2012

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