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The house with thirteen doors

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A free gallery in the centre of Lima

Translated by Kate Norman — one year ago

Original text by Jesus en su tinta

Hello everyone!

I hope that you are all very well. Today I would like to comment briefly on a house that was restored a few years ago in the centre of Lima. It is known as the house with thirteen doors. Thanks to the work done by the municipality of Lima, today this monument shines in a different kind of way after being in a very bad state a couple of years ago. It was turned into slums by its previous inhabitants, but then they were moved to another location. Here is the façade of the gallery: a white front with a lacquered-wood frame that was restored by the municipality of Lima. The doors on the corners that appear like they are shut are the ones that remain open and are available to the general public to enter:


Today, the history of the house with thirteen doors is changing and it now functions as a free art gallery which shows exhibitions that are constantly being renewed.

A free gallery in the centre of Lima

On the other hand, let me tell you that in its day the house was the headquarters for the Court of the Holy Inquisition in the 16th century. However, the thing that remains today is its Neo-Classical architectural style, influenced by the first couple of years of the 19th century.

A free gallery in the centre of Lima

It is called the house with thirteen doors due to the actual thirteen doors that surround this large Limean Republican construction. As a reference, after visiting this free gallery, I suggest you cross the street called "jirón Ancash" towards where you can find different Peruvian souvenirs. Furthermore, if you go towards the left at the end of "Azángaro" road, you will find yourself at the Muralla Park. Here is a photo of "jirón Ancash" where you can find the street. Nowadays it has been pedestrianised.


Visit this free gallery, it is a delight for all its visitors!

Until next time, thanks for reading!

A free gallery in the centre of Lima


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