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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 Count of Montemar IV, the complex is named after his aunt Isabel de la Presa Carrillo de Albornoz who bequeathed the property to him. (...)

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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 rehabilitation and development as a community asset. 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