As we know the city of Cusco has several colonial houses, this time we will talk about the Casa de Alonso de Toro which is located on the corner of Marques street in the historic center, this is one of the houses that retains its architecture.
When the Spaniards carried out the distribution of lots, the property belonged to Alonso de Toro and when Gonzalo Pizarro returned from Lima in 1544, Alonso de Toro was appointed as lieutenant governor of Cusco.
In 1972 the house of Alonso de Toro was declared a Historical Monument of Peru because it is located in the Monumental Zone of Cusco, likewise Unesco declared it a Cultural Heritage of Humanity, being recognized to this day.
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It is important because it preserves thecolonial architectural style that was developed during those times, as each of the details found inside the house contemplate a meaning that is related to the Spanish Andean union.
The house consists of two levels and three patios, it has an atypical staircase of stone and wood as the original one was lost. On the outside you can see a transitional doorway, secondary doors and balconies are Republican style with wooden balustrade and balconies.
Inside the house we will be able to see the main patio that is composed by four bays, first of the northeast side it has gallery of arches and doubles with lithic parapet, the second floor the corridor that goes from the northeast, southeast and southwest side has corbels, right feet and balustrade of wood very carved that serve as support.
You can visit the house of Alonso de Toro from 9 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon, entry is free, because inside you can have lunch or order a traditional dish that are very famous in Cusco.