Torre Tagle Palace
Torre Tagle Palace
It is located at 363 Ucayali St. In downtown area, two blocks from the main square (southeast).
This two story building is special due to its wooden carved balconies, its baroque oratory as its carefully stone carved front. It was constructed under the Torre Tagle marquis orders who was performing the duty of the Royal Spanish army treasure man. The materials for the construction were brought from Spain and Central America. As result the house became a symbol of style, elegance and wealth. After many years of deterioration, it was restored between 1954 and 1956 by the Spanish architect Andres Boyer.
This façade is Andaluz baroque style and shows porticoes and arches made of carved stone and two artistic wooden balconies. The Andalusian, mores, criollos and asian contributions harmonize in an incomparable charm. The external part shows a notable and asymmetric façade which is a characteristic that provides agility and harmony with a carved front in the first body and plaster in the second one in which superior part, a noble Torre Tagle family shield highlights telling the legend : "Tagle was his name, the snake killed and the infant married."
The porch leads to a first high patio that has wide, light and surrounded by elegant balustrades, arches and columns entrance. The style is mainly andalusian baroque with obvious mudejar influence in the two floors the surround the main patio. You can reach the second floor through a wide stairway where you can see a stone carved port in the entrance.
From Monday to Friday (9:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00).
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