House of Pilatos

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Casa de Pilatos

House of Pilatos

The origin of the "Casa de Pilatos" or "Casa de Esquivel y Jarava" (after their first owners) is still not completely uncovered. On the base of historical documents and writings of the famous Peruvian author Ricardo Palma it is believed that this beautiful house was built in 1590 and therefore is one of the oldest Colonial buildings in Lima. The "Casa de Pilatos" represents a magnificent example of the architectural style of this period.

Exterior view of the Casa de Pilatos

Most probably one of the oldest buildings in Lima is the Casa de Pilatos, located at Jiron Ancash in the city center.

Exterior view of the Casa de Pilatos in Lima

Based on historical documents and writings of the famous Peruvian author Ricardo Palma it is believed that this old Colonial house with its impressive front was built in 1590.

Balconies of the Casa de Pilatos

The original wooden balconies of the Casa de Pilatos were destroyed and later replaced by beautiful replicas.

Balcony Casa de Pilatos

Detailed view of one of the wooden balconies of the Casa de Pilatos

Exterior view of the Casa de Pilatos in Lima

Open balcony over the main portal.

The most remarkable elements are the impressive front, the double hall and the monumental stairs. The original elegance of this unique building is best relived in the principal court. Even though the "Casa de Pilatos" withstood the severe earthquakes from 1687 and 1746 and others that followed, it was damaged badly and had to be rebuild several times. The original balconies for example were destroyed and later replaced with replicas. Today it houses the ‘Tribunal Constitucional’ (Constitutional Court).

Exterior view of the Casa de Pilatos in Lima

The Casa de Pilatos is an remarkable example of the Colonial architecture. One impressive element is the main portal.

Constitutional Court (Tribunal Constitucional) in the Casa de Pilatos

Today the Casa de Pilatos houses the Constitutional Court (Tribunal Constitucional).

Patio Casa de Pilatos

The original elegance of the Casa de Pilatos can best be seen in the amazing patio.

Patio Casa de Pilatos in Lima

The principal court of the Casa de Pilatos.

Old photgraph of the Casa de Pilatos

Old photograph of the Casa de Pilatos

General Info

Street: Jr. Ancash 390
District: City Center
City: Lima
Region: Lima

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