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All reviews wooden balconies historic center beautiful wood colonial architecture plaza mayor the main square ornate torre carvings century palace beauty glimpse facade art guard
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Footsac
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank IguanaHunter
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Glen U
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mikef888au
Reviewed 5 January 2019

The wooden Balconies of Lima are stylised Mudejar incorporated to facades of 17th&18th century mansions.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 26 December 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 11 December 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Walk around the city and look up. The historical part of Lima has always fascinated me. Just walk and soak in the atmosphere. Eat the street food which is amazing!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jeaniesnow
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Beautiful different styles and so interesting that since women didn’t get out much during those times, these were built for gossiping!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 20 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul H
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