The "Casa de Aliaga" is the oldest Colonial mansion in Lima, maybe even in whole South America. The house has been owned and lived in by the Aliaga family and their descendants since Franzisco Pizarro granted the land to Jerónimo de Aliaga in 1535. Originally there was a pre-Colombian altar on that plot of land owned by "Curaca Tauli Chusco" (the reign of the Rimac valley).
Exterior view of the Casa Aliaga with beautiful wooden balcony
Patio with lovely sculpture and amazing wooden art work of the Casa Aliaga
Patio of the Casa Aliaga
Marble staircase Casa Aliaga
Pompous interior hall of the Casa Aliaga
Even if time, weather and pollution seem to slowly destroy the facade, the beautiful balcony is still impressive. Absolutely amazing is the inside: the inner patio is extraordinary and an imposing wooden staircase leads up to the elegant salons that are richly decorated with Colonial furniture.
Well-laid dining table Casa Aliaga
Amazing wooden art work inside the Casa Aliaga
Luxurious interior of the Casa Aliaga
Interior of the Casa Aliaga with veautiful Spanish tiles and great wood work
Splendid hall of the Casa Aliaga
The Casa Aliaga can be visited either with special tour operators in Lima or after prior arrangement with the Casa Aliaga. They as well can recommend specialized private tour guides if you wish to visit independently. Or book an absolutely stunning (but pricey) lunch or dinner with them. An incredible experience!