"Desemparados" Lima Things to Do Tip by TooTallFinn24

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Sitting close to the Government Palace the Desmparados is the oldest railway station in Lima. It was constructed beginning in 1911 as the central train station. Today it is used for office and exhibition uses. The buiilding was designed by Rafael Marquina an innovative Peruvian architect.

The interior of the building is worthy of seeing. It contains a beautiful stained glass ceiling and skylight. The exterior od the building is considered to be of the Beaux Arts style.

Directions: Next to the Government Palace in Central Lima

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  • Written Nov 26, 2011
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