The Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, World Monuments Fund Peru and Patronato del Rímac Form a Public-Private Partnership to Rehabilitate the Historic Quinta de Presa
Quinta de Presa, a unique historical monument notable for its architecture and design, will be restored and adaptively reused to be integrated into the cultural and tourism circuit in Lima's Rímac district, thanks to a public-private partnership which involved the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, World Monuments Fund , and Patronato del Rímac.
This agreement, signed by the Minister of Culture, Diana Álvarez-Calderón Gallo, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva Velarde-Álvarez, the Vice President of World Monuments Fund Peru, Martha Zegarra, and the President of Patronato del Rímac, Ludwig Meier, opens the door to a new way of managing the immense monumental heritage of our country. Quinta de Presa is located in the old quarter of Malambo, within the perimeter of the UNESCO World Heritage inscribed the Historic Center of Lima. It is a rare example of a country house in Lima built in the eighteenth century. It currently comprises a land area of 4,756 square meters with buildings covering an area of 2,406 square meters. It is notable for its late-rococo decoration and exquisite design. Until the late-nineteenth century the property was owned by Carrillo de Albornoz family. Then it went through several owners until 1920 when it was acquired by the Peruvian state, which put it to various uses. In 1972, Quinta de Presa was declared a Historic Landmark and the square a Monumental Urban Environment.