Two blocks from the Plaza Mayor, this mansion stands out, once the family residence of the prosperous banker, shipowner, and ... More
Casa de Osambela Oquendo
Two blocks from the Plaza Mayor, this mansion stands out, once the family residence of the prosperous banker, shipowner, and Navarro merchant, Don Martín de Osambela. He had the mansion built at the end of the 18th Century and with its particular architectural style, this old house is the essence and synthesis of the unpredictable tastes of Lima's inhabitants of yesteryear, along with its amalgam of styles and its legends of grandeur. Presently, the old house is the headquarters of the Centro Cultural Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. The centre is open if you would like to visit and entry is free. Here, you can find willing staff to take you on a tour of the site. Tipping for this service is at the discretion of the visitor.
The construction for the first church and cloisters of the Dominican Order was completed in 1578. The Altar de Los
Santos Peruanos; a magnificent neo classical Altar to The Peruvian Saints is decorated in turquoise and gold. Other highlights ...
Enjoy the traditional southern hospitality of Arequipa while you stay in Casa de Avila, the Garden Hotel.The main attraction of
this 1,100 square meter and only 2 floors property is the ample central garden, which defines the character of ...
Located at the foot of the San Cristobal hill, the Convento de Los Descalzos was founded at the end of
the 16th century by Father Andres Corso as a place of spiritual retreat. Notable features inside include the Ayacuchan ...