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Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge)

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Address: Jr. Pizarro 446, Trujillo, Peru
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On the main plaza, free to visit this old colonial house. Interesting, especially with someone the has some historical knowledge.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

The "casa" tour of Trujillo is over-rated. I'd not bother going out of my way to visit these buildings. A simple quick peek inside is good enough.

Thank thetraveldoc
New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

This is a classical and historical mansion which fronts the Plaza de Armas. Simon Bolivar lived here after Peru's independence. There are several beautiful courtyards, as well as period furniture (also Bolivar's desk), a coin and money collection, as well as some Moche, Chimu, Chavin pottery and gold objects. One would appreciate this mansion more fully if he/she was Peruvian... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

On the main plaza, free to visit this old colonial house. Interesting, especially with someone the has some historical knowledge.

Thank Carl L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

On the plaza de Armas this museum is well worth a quick look. Free to enter with a guide available, if you want, this place is is well preserved and has a little money bit thrown in for good measure. Good way to pass half an hour.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Entrance is free after presenting ID (copy of a passport is sufficient). There are guides who'll walk you through the house and explain to you what you see. There are some interesting things in there (Sion Bolivar's desk, contraptions they used for water purification, a small numismatic exhibition) but it's not the most interesting site in Trujillo.

Thank travelbug1525
Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Traditional colonial manor worth visiting . If you only have time for one manor visit !! this is the one ! Great guides

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Entrance to this magnificent colonial home is free but you will need to show your passport. We took a Spanish-language tour. I don't know if they are offered in English. Many of the rooms on the tour are furnished. There is a desk reported to have been used by Simon Bolivar. This house would be worth seeing even if admission... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

A lovely and grand Colonial mansion with beautiful courtyards. Free admission, and currently owned by a bank (I think). A nice quick diversion to imagine a way of life in times gone by.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Good builiding and courtyard. Nothing is labelled or marked but fun for a whizz round. Some good artefacts. First bankers in Trujillo. Couple of fine modern paintings too Free entry

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Mystic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

Maintained by Banco Central de Reserva: period furniture and a small collection of pre-columbian ceramics. Interesting to see the set up of a large colonial house.

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