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They shut the streets to traffic and the result is a beautiful and intriguing old downtown full of historic buildings. Now if we could get rid of the everpresent apc vehicles and the high number of riot police.
A nice stroll in this neighbourhood will show you many great examples of Spanish balconies. You are close to the Presidential Palace, the church of San Francisco and its catacombs, and the Dominican monastery and its claim to have a piece of the cross Jesus...More
There are balconies all over the place on the older buildings in and around Lima and I particularly like to view them however, I never saw anyone on any of them. Really architecturally significant to me.
Imposing and situated right at the main square, to the right of the presidential palace (as you face the palace). A little pricey to enter at $10AUD but free to marvel at the outside. The woodwork is intricate, and the doors impressive. (I think they...More
You won’t have to look too hard to find the beautiful balconies of Lima. You’ll see them everywhere in the historical center, and they are one of the reasons this area is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The balconies were built during the late 17th...More
The Balcones de Lima are amazing pieces of art work, even though that was not their original intent. The hand crafting that you are able to see is is magnificent, especially when you consider the nature of the tools that the craftsmen had to work...More
Look around at the lovely balconies when you visit the Centro Histórico of Lima. Beautiful balconies made of wood have been preserved in many of the buildings. Take a good look at some of the balconies, one has some very interesting avant garde art worth...More