An outstanding example of colonial architecture, impressive facade and rich history that is reflected in every corner of its interior.
It was built in the 18th century for General Domingo Carlos Tristán del Pozo, the property had several owners and numerous restorations. One of the last owners was the "Sociedad Ricketts", who turned it into the headquarters of the firm's offices, so it took the name of Casa Ricketts. Currently this mansion is owned by Banco Continental.
With an approximate extension of 200 square meters, the house Tristán del Pozo, is of mestizo baroque style since it has figures corresponding to the pre-Inca period. The facade is an architectural jewel since it is the best expression of the civil and colonial architecture. Its front is composed of a high wall that ends in a stepped cornice, gargoyles with puma heads, four windows, two on each side, and an imposing and prolifically decorated façade. The windows are one of the original elements of the architectural design of the region.
The Tristán del Pozo House is located at 108 San Francisco Street, in the historic center of Arequipa.
Both the facade and doors are preserved original, the same that correspond to the mestizo baroque style of the eighteenth century.
Banco Continental has set up a small Museum and Art Gallery in this beautiful mansion, where, among other things, numismatic collections with very old coins of great value are exhibited, as well as periodical renewable exhibitions of archaeological and artistic character.
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