PERU - TRAVEL to PERU and HOTEL in PERU - TOURS in PERU - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

ENJOY PERU
TRAVEL AGENCY
TOUR OPERATOR

LIMA BALCONIES

CONOZCA
PERU
MAGAZINE

by
Enjoy Peru
Travel
  Conozca Peru Magazine
Peru Magazine Perou Revue Peru Rivista Peru Revista Peru Magazine Peru Revista
BACK TO
CONOZCA PERU MAGAZINE...

LIMA BALCONIES

No two balconies are alike in downtown Lima.

So many were the balconies, that 'limeņos' never thought of them as being something unique. Lima was simply considered "the city of the balconies" by all foreigners." Thus described Barbara Dalheimer, in one of her books, the trip she made to Peru towards the end of the 19th century and her stay in Lima, a city that had always attracted her from what she had heard about it.

According to historians, the noble and wealthy people who settled in the capital of the viceroyship built their mansions and estates very similar in architecture to the Arab-moresque style of Spain.

Among the customs of these immigrants, it was considered inappropriate that their women go out of doors; that is why the windows also To Related image to the Multimedia Gallery displayed those railings so typical in northern Africa which, at the same time, served to keep cool and give shade in a permanently rainless climate, characteristic to Lima and Morocco. These windows permitted the ladies of Lima's high society to observe what occurred in the streets without having to go outside.


  Next Page

Luxury and Otentation

Click to see more images from this destination at our Peru Pictures -
Photos & Multimedia Gallery