House of Miguel Grau

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Casa Miguel Grau

House of Miguel Grau

Right in the middle of the historic center you find another beautiful preserved Colonial mansion: The Casa Miguel Grau. Built in the last years of the 17th century the house was occupied by Don Gaspar Osma y Tricio, later by the Peruvian writer José de la Riva Agüero y Osma. In 1867 the famous Peruvian Navy Admiral Miguel Grau lived here until his death during the Pacific War in 1879. Today the old mansion house the Miguel Grau Museum.

Casa Miguel Grau - Living Room

Today the old Colonial mansion where Miguel Grau lived houses a museum dedicated to him. It is beautifully decorated with authentic furniture and personal belongings of the "Gentleman of the Seas". Here the living room.

Casa Miguel Grau - Dining Room

Since 1984 the Museum Casa Miguel Grau resides in the mansion of the 17th century where Miguel Grau spend his last 10 years before his death in 1897. The museum displays a collection of photos, clothing, furniture and personal belongings of Miguel Grau and many old documents from the Peruvian Navy. Here the dining room.

Casa Miguel Grau in Lima

Wooden stairs lead to the second floor.

Casa Miguel Grau Lima - Huascar

The Huascar, a small armoured turret ship, was under the command of Admiral Miguel Grau during the War of the Pacific. On 8 October 1879, Huáscar was captured by the Chilean Navy at the Battle of Angamos, during which Admiral Grau and 32 men of the crew were killed.

Miguel Grau

Miguel Grau at his desk

Even after being the home to many families, housing shops and a restaurant the original architectural style survived. Since 1984 the Museo Casa Miguel Grau resides in the mansion. It was opened by the Peruvian Navy to honor the life and work of the "Caballero de los Mares" (the Gentleman of the Seas) and his family. The museum displays a collection of photos, clothing, furniture and personal belongings of Miguel Grau and many old documents from the Peruvian Navy.

General Info

Street: Jr. Huancavelica 170 -172
District: City Center
City: Lima
Region: Lima
Phone: (+511) 428-5012

Visitors Details

Opening Hours: Tue to Sat 09.00 am to 05.00 pm

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