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
Enjoy Peru Travel
Home Page
Enjoy Peru
Site Map
Peru Travel
Cusco
Machu Picchu
Lima
Inca Trail
Choquequirao
Lake Titicaca- Puno
Nazca Lines - Paracas - Ica
Arequipa
Colca
Huaraz - Callejon de Huaylas
Ayacucho
Cajamarca
Trujillo
Cotahuasi
Northern Beaches

Peru Amazon Jungle
Destinations
Chachapoyas
Kuelap
Manu
Iquitos
Tarapoto
Tambopata
Puerto Maldonado
PERU
Map of Peru
Peru Pictures,
Photos & Videos
Travel Chronicles
Special Issues
Conozca Peru Magazine
Ayahuasca - Traditional Medicine
Andean Cosmovision
Tourist Calendar
Handbook for Survival in the Rain Forest
Peru Travel Agency & Tour Operator
About us


ENJOY PERU S.A.
Main Headquarters
Schell 343 - Of. 607
Miraflores - Lima 18
PERU
Tel: +51 1 702-2000
Fax: 511-445-1750

TOLL FREE number:
USA: 1-800-790-2961



  Conozca Peru Magazine
Tours in Peru Peru Adventure Travel & Tours Peru Nature Travel & Tours
Hotels in Peru Peru Travel Tips & Useful Information Peru Travelers Testimonials
Corporate Social Responsibility
Peru Magazine Perou Revue Peru Rivista Peru Revista Peru Magazine Peru Revista
Call our TOLL FREE numbers: USA: 1-800-790-2961
Local Line:   Spain - Barcelona: 0034-931846831   Argentina - Bs. As.: 0054-1159175461
UK - London:   4-203-393-8867

Business Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 am - 6 pm     GMT - 5 hours

BACK TO
CONOZCA PERU MAGAZINE...

LIMA BALCONIES

Luxury and Ostentation

The luxury and ostentation displayed by the architecture of these balconies To Related image to the Multimedia Gallerywas such that never, throughout the entire city, was a design ever seen twice: some were open, without closures; others were boxed, closed or angled and, the greater part, latticed. Their interiors were adorned by walls with glazed tiles from Seville which, with the passing of time, weathering and countless earthquakes which shook Lima, were replaced by equally exquisite native glazed tiles.

Small benches were built into the balconies so that the coquettish and inquisitive 'limeņas', comfortably seated, could see, without been seen, what was going on outside. A Jesuit priest and Lima historiographer, Hernabe Cobo, wrote disapproving of the use these inquisitive ladies of Lima society gave to the balconies.

So numerous were the balconies of different design and dimension that they gave the impression of being veritable aerial streets; giving Lima a fresh and unique urban touchTo Related image to the Multimedia Gallery .

When talking of these beautiful balconies it is impossible not to mention Bruno Rosselli and his endless struggle to prevent their destruction; declaring that they were for Lima as was the Eiffel Tower for Paris, the Statue of Liberty for New York and the Lions in Trafalgar Square for London.

The Lima Metropolitan Municipality is currently carrying out a campaign for the recovery of the Lima balconies; encouraging private enterprise, under the slogan of "adopt a balcony", that they be restored to their original magnificence. This proposal is being carried out by companies such as TELE 2000, the Bell South telephone group, Graņa y Montero and the Wong and Santa Isabel supermarket chains.


Previous Page  
First page  

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


 
ISO 9001 : 2000
CERTIFIED
Travel Consulting,
Tourist Operation Management
&
Electronic Air Tickets Distribution


Online Payments



OUR TRAVEL AND TOURS SITES
IN PERU
Cusco Peru
Machu Picchu
Inca Trail
Peru Pictures
Peru Hotels Reservations
Peru Flights

OUR TRAVEL AND TOURS SITES
IN LATIN AMERICA
ARGENTINA
Travel & Tours
PATAGONIA
Travel & Tours
CHILE
Travel & Tours
ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS
Travel & Tours
BOLIVIA
Travel & Tours
MEXICO
Travel & Tours
BRAZIL
Travel & Tours
COSTA RICA
Travel & Tours







 

PERU TRAVEL | PERU REISEN | PERU VOYAGE | PERU VIAGGI | TURISMO EN PERU | PERU VIAGEM
Terms and Conditions | Site Credits | Contact Webmasters
Mountain Climbing Fishing Paragliding Horse Riding Mountain Biking
Off Road 4x4 Rafting Kayaking Rock Climbing Scuba Diving Surfing Trekking
Natural Areas of Peru Botanic Photo Hunting Entomology Speleology Butterflies Orchids
Amazonia Lodge Puerto Maldonado Lodge Rainforest
Peru Luxury Travel

Last Update:  ©ENJOY CORPORATION S.A. All Rights Reserved.
 
PERU - TRAVEL to PERU and HOTEL in PERU - TOURS in PERU - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

ENJOY PERU
TRAVEL AGENCY
TOUR OPERATOR