Casa Museo Ricardo Palma, Lima

Casa Museo Ricardo Palma, Lima

For those interested in the arts and literature of Peru, a visit to the quaint, small town of Miraflores is one of the definite must-dos. Tourists are particularly encouraged to visit the Museo Casa Ricardo Palma, which at one point was the home of famous Peruvian scholar, author, politician and librarian, Ricardo Palma. The early 20th century museum has the look of a 'rancho' and is housed in a one story building with large windows, stucco moldings and high bars made of wrought iron.

After Palma's death, the Civic Cooperation of Miraflores started negotiations with a view to convert the property into a museum, dedicated to the life and works of Ricardo Palma, author of the path-breaking 'Tradiciones Peruanas', a literary genre combining history and fiction. In the acknowledgment of the importance of Palma's cultural heritage, his residence was declared a national historic monument on January 19th, 1962.

The museum collection includes old paintings, furniture, books, and accessories that once belonged to the author. Upon redecoration, the house has regained the atmosphere of a turn of the century dwelling, with sufficient space and area for an auditorium. The latter was used to hold theme events related to Palma’s work.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:45 p.m. - 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

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Sight Name: Casa Museo Ricardo Palma
Sight Location: Lima, Peru
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Lima: Exploring Miraflores  

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