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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
Those balconies are very impressive in their size and relationship to the building. Built by the Spanish during their occupation of Peru, these balconies and other architectural elements clearly show the presence of Spain in Peru.
Particularly around the Plaza des Armas, quite a few houses with such balconies are standing. Just stroll along the streets and stop for a glimpse of these lovingly done balconies, which are so typical for the old town of Lima.
The guards were very kind. Even though the place was supposedly closed, they opened the main doors and let us have a peak. It's like being transported back to the times when the Spanish crown still ruled the Americas.