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Goyeneche House, Arequipa

Goyeneche House, Arequipa

Goyeneche Palace or Casa Goyeneche is a 17th century manorial house. It attracts tourists interested in observing colonial architecture in Peru.

The house looks much the same as other manorial houses of those times. It has ample patios, arched ceilings, doors and windows in typical colonial baroque style as well as a balcony. In the eighteenth century the building was acquired by the Goyeneche family from northern Spain. The façade shows the shield of Jose Sebastian de Goyeneche, bishop of Arequipa and later archbishop of Lima. Nowadays it hosts the Banco Central de Reserva branch offices in Arequipa.

Opening hours: Monday — Friday: 9:15 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 3 pm
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Sight Name: Goyeneche House
Sight Location: Arequipa, Peru
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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