Palacio Torre Tagle


The most immaculate of Lima’s historic casonas was completed in 1735, and features an ornate baroque portico (the best one in Lima) and striking Moorish-style balconies. It's now home to Peru’s Foreign Ministry; entry is very limited.

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2. Museo Central

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