The House of the Marquis of Valleumbroso is an important monument of the city of Cusco, which currently houses the National University of Fine Arts "Diego Quispe Tito".
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This large house is located at 271 Marqués Street, just two blocks from the Plaza de Armas, in the Monumental Zone of the city of Cusco.
The arrival of the Spaniards to Cusco was a transcendental trigger in the history of Peru, so during the sixteenth century the owner was Pedro Luis de Cabrera. Later it became the property of Rodrigo de Esquivel y Cueva.
Later the owner was the Marquis of Valleumbroso, who ordered the construction of the main structure of the mansion, as well as the arcades of the first and second levels. Over the years, this space was owned by the heirs of the marquis.
OnDecember 28, 1972 the House of the Marquis of Valleumbroso was declared a monument of the Nation, for the cultural legacy it houses.
On August 16, 1946 this mansion was founded as the School of Fine Arts and officially opened its doors on October 3 of the same year. It currently belongs to the Universidad Nacional de Bellas Artes "Diego Quispe Tito".
In the House of the Marquis of Valleumbroso you can appreciate the colonial construction and architecture that it boasts. As well as the works and artistic exhibitions that the university presents in different spaces of the premises.
In the central part of the house there is a beautifully designed pool, with several arches on the first and second floors that enhance its structure.
The best times to visit the place, without a doubt, are the festivities and artistic ceremonies where students and various artists present their works, most of which enhance the Andean culture of Cusco.
As it is a university house, you must visit the house with the relevant identity document and you can go during the opening hours. Which are from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16:45 in the afternoon.