Casa de la Literatura Peruana

Casa de la Literatura Peruana

Casa de la Literatura Peruana
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia23,965 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A great looking building which caught my eye from the Plaza Armas and located behind the Presidential Palace. Turns out it was originally the main Lima railway station and was built in 1912. The train line was discontinued years ago so the building was transformed back in 2009 to its current use as a Library & Art Exhibition Centre and Museum dedicated to Peruvian culture. The building itself still retains the industrial look of the station with lots of intricate columns and a large colouful glass atrium. Free to enter & worth a quick look.
Written 18 May 2024
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I saw in another recent review that this place was not visited as the guide had told them that it was, "not worth our time". I disagree. While certainly not the most interesting place to visit in central Lima, it is definitely worthwhile.
This is a former railway station which is now a library. It has a great stained glass ceiling and some interesting displays. And from the outside it is certainly an impressive building.
Written 30 March 2020
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX5,020 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
As railroad stations go, this is a really good looking one, but it is no longer used for trains. Our guide told us that the purpose had changed and that the exhibits were not worth our valuable time. That being said, we did spend more than a few minutes admiring the architectural work that went into the structure. The balance is really excellent and some of the sculptures very nice.

This is a "stop an look" site as you make your way th the plaza.
Written 21 March 2020
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,457 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
It used to the be the railway station but is now a library and/or a place which exhibits we not sure what.... Found it disappointing. Very useful if you need clean public toilets or a place to sit and relax. Sorry
Written 3 August 2019
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Jorge Tenorio G
Lima, Peru57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
As a "tourist" to Lima I was happy to find this place while walking around the Lima central district area, I got the chance to learn a little vit more about peruvian literature over different times.
The house of literature is located in the former Desamparados train station, a beautiful place to see
Written 18 July 2019
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HMKaren
Los Angeles, CA1,348 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The Casa de la Literatura is in the old train station, so the building is pretty neat. There is a gorgeous skylight over the main staircase, and a second one on the lower level. There are exhibits in several rooms, but we didn't find them all that interesting. It was nice to see lots of school groups, I hope the kids enjoyed it.
Written 8 June 2019
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
I expected this place to have a fully functioning library however I was disappointed not to find one. Despite this, the place is incredibly well designed and is very modern. It features a number of small museum-exhibits and art works.
Written 14 February 2019
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Located behind the Presidential Palace in the historic center, the building was originally Lima's main train station (Estacion de Desamparados). Opened in 1912, the train station was a symbol of the ‘new’ Lima at a time when the city was being modernized for the 20th century. In 2009, the government restored and repurposed the building into the Peruvian House of Literature. Today it houses a Cultural Center with temporary art exhibitions and an extensive 13 room library of Peruvian authors. But what will really catch your eye is the architectural details of this neoclassical building, with important elements retained during the renovation. Note the clock above the main entrance, typical of European train stations (the female figure holds a train in her arms). Inside is a stunning stained-glass dome and sweeping staircase! Now for a piece of trivia: Discontinued years ago, the route from Lima to Huancayo in the central Andes was re-established in 2007 and runs about once a month.
Written 27 December 2018
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand2,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Just loved this place. What good use of the old station! It has the most beautiful stained glass roof I have seen. Lovely art work on display and just an aesthetically pleasing building. Pity there are no longer trains!
Written 12 August 2018
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finesilver
Denver, CO2,205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Business
This was a train station that the government converted into a library and literature showcase. Right near the main square in kind of an inviting iconic setting.

I enjoyed a quick visit as part of our tour. Worth checking out, two blocks at most from the Main Square. Worth a look.
Written 18 June 2018
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