Just across the street from Palacio Torre Tagle is an impressive 18th century mansion, the "Casa de Rada" or "Casa de Goyeneche". The house is one of the first buildings that shows a distinct French influence, typical for buildings in the mid 18th century in Lima. Characteristic for Lima are the beautiful preserved balconies and distinctive doors.
Beautifully crafted wooden balcony of the Casa Goyeneche
Clearly visible at the nicely preserved Casa Goyeneche is the distinct French influence.
Casa Goyeneche, also known as Casa de Rada, with its nice wooden balcony and a lovely outside light.
Sign at Casa Goyeneche
Lovely door handle on the portal of Casa Goyeneche
The inside is decorated with unique pieces from Colonial and Republican times like great crystal chandeliers, Spanish clocks, Venetian vases, enormous mirrors and oil paintings with beautifully decorated gold and silver picture frames. The building was purchased by the Banco de Crédito del Peru, restored and reopened in 1971. Unfortunately the house is not open to the public but once again, you might be able to sneak a glance at the amazing patio (as we did).
Amazing patio of the Casa Goyeneche
View from the patio to the second floor of Casa Goyeneche; remarkable the impressive wood work
Inviting and greened patio with lovely wooden sculptures, Casa Goyeneche
Patio of the Casa Goyeneche with two wooden sculptures
Old photograph of the Casa Goyeneche