Formal headquarters of the Foreign Ministry, this building was the residence of the Anchorena family. The main entrance is on ... More
Palacio San Martín
Formal headquarters of the Foreign Ministry, this building was the residence of the Anchorena family. The main entrance is on Arenales street, with a huge iron and bronze bar facade, in Bourbon style. In general, the building is considered the model, adopted by the richest estates in the country at the turn of the century. The Palace also has a library, specialized in International Law, History of Foreign relations, World History, and World geography, with more than 60,000 volumes for research, even in languages other than Spanish.
This is one of the largest and most beautiful squares in Lima, and one which has been notably influenced by
French architecture. It was opened on the 28th of July, 1921, in honor of the first century of the ...
In 1871, with the outbreak of yellow fever, these mansions were soon overtaken by squatters, creating the city's historic conventillos
(tenement houses). Indeed, it was not until 1970 that an edict stipulated protection for property owners. Today the neighborhood ...
This Catholic cathedral was finished in 1862, when the facade and the imposing Corinthian columns of the pronaos at the
entrance were completed. The remains of the Great Liberator General Jose de San Martín rest in a guarded mausoleum, ...