Archbishop Palace

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Palacio Arzobispal

Archbishop Palace

The Archbishop Palace is situated directly at Plaza de Armas, Lima's main square, next to the Cathedral. This important place in the middle of town reflects the immense power the church had in Colonial Lima. Constructions for the Cathedral of Lima and the original "Palacio Arzobispal" started shortly after the foundation of Lima in 1535.

The palace was built using only the finest materials shipped in from the old world, like cedar wood and mahogany, tiles from Seville, bronze and marble. In 1924 the Archbishops Palace was completely reconstructed and renovated. Since 2009 the palace is open to the public.

Facade of the Palacio Arzobispal, Lima's Archbishop's Palace

View from the Plaza Mayor in Lima's city center on the Archbishp's Palace. Really beautiful are the two amazingly carved wooden balconies.

Balcony of Palacio Arzobispal in Lima

Detailed view of one of the wooden balconies at the Archbishop's Palace in Lima. The wood art work is just remarkable.

Exterior view of the Archbishop's Palace in Lima

Not only the wood art work of the Archbishop's Palace in Lima is amazing, but also the ornaments of the facade.

Staircase of the Archbishop's Palace

Inside the Archbishop's Palace a marble staircase leads you to the second floor.

Balcony of the Archbishop's Palace

Beautifully carved support logs at the Palacio Arzobispal in Lima

The first floor is used for temporal exhibitions displaying religious art and cultural pieces. On the second floor the antique decoration and flair are still preserved. Fitted out with old furniture, paintings and other objects from different time periods, the Archbishop of Lima fulfills here his official obligations. The third floor houses a part of the Cathedral's archives, an investigation and restoration area.

Exterior view of the Archbishop's Palace in Lima

A closer look at the facade of Lima's Palacio Arzobispal is astonishing.

Balcony of the Archbishop's Palace

Great wooden carved balcony of the Archbishop's Palace in Lima

Old photograph of the Archbishop's Palace

Old photograph of the Archbishop's Palace (left). In the middle right to the Palacio Arzobispal is the Cathedral.

Old photgraph of the Archbishop's Palace and the Catehdral in Lima

Archbishop's Palace and Cathedral of Lima in yesteryears.

Exterior view of the Archbishops Palace in Lima

If you are into this sort of tourist attraction hire a horse-drawn carriage for a city tour. They start at Plaza de Arma just a few feet away from the Archbishop's Palace.

General Info

Street: Plaza Mayor
Info: Next to the Cathedral between Jr. Junín and Jr. Huallaga
District: City Center
City: Lima
Region: Lima
Phone: (+511) 427-5790

Visitors Details

Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 09.00 am to 05.00 pm
Entrance Fees: S/. 20

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