House of the Riva Agüero Family

House of the Riva Agüero FamilyHouse of the Riva Agüero Family
Casa de Riva Agüero

House of the Riva Agüero Family

This beautiful mansion was built in 1760 on behalf of the Riva Agüero family. It was then donated by the last descendant Don José de la Riva Agüero to the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Inside this typical Colonial mansion the Institute Riva-Agüero holds an extensive historical archive and a rich library. The building also houses the Museo de Artes y Tradiciones Populares.

Balconies of Casa Riva Agüero

The beautifully carved wooden balconies of the Casa Riva Agüero are typical for Lima's architecture in Colonial times.

Exterior view of Casa Riva Agüero

Characterisitc for the Colonial building style is the main portal which leads into a mostly beautiful, greened patio.

Patio Casa Riva Agüero

Patio of the Casa Riva Agüero

Casa Riva Agüero - Museum of Art and Popular Tradition of the Institute Riva-Agüero

Next to an extensive historical archive and a rich library the Casa Riva Agüero houses as well the Museum of Art and Popular Tradition of the Institute Riva-Agüero

Casa Riva Agüero - Museum of Art and Popular Traditions

The Museum of Art and Popular Traditions located inside the Casa Riva Agüero offers a unique ethnic collection.

The museum in the Casa Riva Agüero was opened on the 25th of October 1979 founded with donations of some of the most important and significant art collectors in Peru like Mildred Merino de Zela, Mariano Benítes and Gertrud de Solari to name a few. The museum displays around 7000 art objects collected with dedication and expertise. The quality and uniqueness of the exhibits not only amazes the interested public, but also ethnologist and historians. Without a doubt the museum offers a beautiful ethnic collection of Peru.

General Info

Street: Jr. Camaná 459
District: City Center
City: Lima
Region: Lima
Phone: (+511) 626-6600

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