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It was built by orders of the Marquis Don Jose Picoaga y Rabiza in the XVIII century between 1745 and 1751. It is situated in Santa Teresa Street.




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Built in the XVIII century and it is located in Coca or Garcilazo street.




HOUSE OF SILVA


Address: Plazoleta de Silva s/n (Next to the Church of Santa Teresa)

"ů The houses of Spaniards are mostly sad and dark but the house of the captain Diego de Silva is not like that, as he made it lively". Fray Reginaldo de Lizarraga. Description and Population of the Indias, 1570.

 
 
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Next to the Church of Santa Teresa we find the square of "de Silva". It was called like that because of the house that occupies almost all his fašade. His first inhabitant was the conqueror Diego de Silva y Guzman married to the daughter of the Admiral Rodrigo de Orgo˝ez, a lieutenant of Diego de Almagro during the civil wars.

The pomposity of de Silva was soon shown in the extension and the importance of the manor house he received on the right bed of the Saphi. A large Inca wall composed all its facade and it has grounds and even inner fields to cultivate. For domestic service, it also had "settlements" of native people at the back of the farm. It is said that it was one of the most important houses of the city, and for that reason, it hosted the viceroy Toledo between 1571 and 1572.

After many reconstructions
After 1650, the building has suffered many changes. Now, it still has its simple facade protected by two columns of spiral shaft and its huge high gallery added in republic periods occupying the whole facade.




CLORINDA MATTO HOUSE


Address: Plaza de San Francisco (Saint Francisco Square)
Around the Plaza San Francisco, over the Inca terraces of the village of Carmenca, they built the first house of XVI century and in 1580 Juan de Armenta occupied it. In 1632, the ninth bishop of Cusco Fernando de Vera y Zu˝iga moved here. His family coat of arms was discovered in the last restoration work. However, people in Cusco remember this House as the House of Clorinda Matto de Turner: a writer and precursor of native literature who was probably born here in 1854. In fact, the author of "Aves sin nido" (1889) married to a rich English peasant must have spent most part of her life between this house and the family farm.

Dressed with murals
Its traditional patio made with stone and bricks is internally decorated with mural paintings that were saved when they rebuilt the building in the sixties. Many rooms also have pictorial decorations and golden and multicolour coffered ceilings. Currently, there are some offices of the "Instituto Peruano de Seguridad Social" (Peruvian Institute of Social Security)



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