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QUINTA DE PRESA

QUINTA DE PRESA
Rímac, Lima, Peru
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BACKGROUND

Quinta de Presa is a unique eighteenth-century suburban villa located on the outskirts of downtown Lima, north of the Rímac River. Built in a late rococo style by a member of Lima´s aristocracy, Pedro Carrillo de Albornoz, a younger son of the IV Count of Montemar, the complex is named after his aunt Isabel de la Presa Carrillo de Albornoz who bequeathed the property tohim. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Quinta de Presa was included on the 2012 World Monuments Watch to bring attention to the dilapidated state of this exceptional building, and its potential for a rehabilitation and tourism development. It was identified as a priority project for WMF’s 50th Anniversary.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Only five minutes from the main square of Lima, a successful restoration project of the Quinta de Presa could provide the often overlooked district of Rímac with a vehicle for promoting tourism, cultural events, and economic opportunities. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Se unen para recuperar hermosa Quinta de Presa
La República, Saturday, September 20, 2014