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Colonial Mansions & Palaces

Inca Garcilaso de la Vega's house  

Located in the corner of the streets Garcilaso and Heladeros, in the corner of the square Cusipata or Regocijo; this large house is a reliquary of colonial art and its restoration has been an admirable work under the direction of the best Peruvian architects supplementing the beauty of the Inca and colonial monuments.

It was the house of the author of “The real Comments of the Inca”. It is the current headquarters of the Regional Historical Museum. It exhibits pictorial works of the School Cusqueña.

Large house of the beginning of the XVII century. This located to a side of the Plazoleta from San Borja when la cuesta del almirante finishes. The facade in stone shows the nobiliary shields of its original proprietors: the admiral's family Francisco Aldrete Maldonado. It is at the moment headquarters of the Inca Museum. It exhibits objects and furniture of that time.


Casa de los Cuatro Bustos  

In their cover highlights reliefs embodying four busts, a shield and a gusset. It was during the Tawantinsuyo an Aqllahuasi; then during the Conquest it was Gonzalo Pizarro's house, which was sold the Marquis de Salas and Valdés later on. At the moment it is located the hotel Liberator of the Cusco there.


Palacio Arzobispal  

It is located in the street Hatun Rumiyoc. This house of a single plant has a magnificent cover, a solid balcony and Baroque columns. It belonged to the families of the marquis San Juan Buenavista y Rocafuerte and to the bishop Fray Vicente de Valverde. Of Moorish style, it is at the moment the Museum of Religious Art, highlighting in their interior the use of mosaics.


Casa Cabrera (Center Cultural of the Foundation of the Continental Bank)  

  In the house of Cabrera's counts the Museum and Cultural Center of the Foundation of the Continental Bank, entity that restore the large house the year of 1,986  and it was transformed into an important cultural center. The Casa Cabrera was an Incan estate that became the first monastery of the new world. The house has a modern auditory for the diffusion of all kinds of cultural events and a gallery for temporary exhibitions.


Other mansions  

It is also recommended to visit the following viceregal mansions:  the Marquis of Picoaga, Marquises of Valleumbroso, the Marquis Escobar and the house of Los Condes de Peralta.

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