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House of the Thirteen Coins in Lima

House of the Thirteen Coins

Casa de las Trece Monedas

Address
Jr. Ancash 542
District
  • City Center
City (Peru)
Lima

This single-story residence originally belonging to the López-Flores family dates back to the mid 18th century. Built in clear rococo style the excellent design fits perfectly to the architectural character of Lima in the 18th century. Still preserved are the original doors, windows and grills. Beautiful are the patio and the rooms with a classic Spanish influence.

The "Casa de las Trece Monedas" ("House of the Thirteen Coins" named after the thirteen coins in the coat of arms of the family) housed for a long time a restaurant with the same name. Today the Casa de Trece Monedas is home to the Museo Nacional Afroperuano. The museum explains the history of Afro-Americans in Peru and the contribution their culture made to the country.

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