Magistrate House

Magistrate HouseMagistrate House
Casa del Oidor

Magistrate House

Only little is known about this house standing at the north-east corner of the Plaza Mayor. It dates back to the end of the 17th century and is one of the oldest mansions in Lima. It got its name "Casa del Oidor" (oidor means in Spanish something like magistrate or "the one that hears / listens") because it is speculated that in Colonial times this decent looking but historical valuable building housed the magistrates from the highest courts.

Exterior View of the Casa del Oidor

Amazing the closed wooden balcony that completely covers the second floor of the facade of the Casa del Oidor.

Balcony of the Casa del Oidor

Wooden balcony of the Casa del Oidor

Exterior View of the Casa del Oidor

Exterior view of the Casa del Oidor

Exterior View of the Casa del Oidor

Exterior view of the Casa del Oidor

Balcony of the Casa del Oidor

The windows of the closed wooden balcony can be opened to get fresh air and in yesteryears to have a better view on the happenings on Plaza Mayor.

Unfortunately the building is not open to visitors, but the amazing balconies, from which the "Doñas" of Lima might have watched what was going on at Plaza Mayor (without being seen on the closed balconies), are worth to get your attention.

General Info

Street: Corner of Jr. Carabaya and Jr. Junín
District: City Center
City: Lima
Region: Lima

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