NAVAL MUSEUM CASA GRAU LIMA
"The Grau House of Lima", as it is known to the property located in Jirón Huancavelica 170-172 where the family of Admiral Miguel Grau Seminario lived, is a two-level house with large rooms and two patios, dating from the end of the century XVIII, with a Republican architectural design, balconies neoclassical style of wood, built mainly with walls of quincha, adobe and wooden joists.
Admiral Miguel Grau inhabited the second floor of the building from April 1867, after marrying Dolores Cabero Nuñez, with whom he had 10 children, until the year 1879, year in which he left to fight in the War with Chile or War of the Peaceful.
Originally it belonged to Mrs. María Josefa Ramírez de Arellano y Baquíjano, wife of the orator Gaspar Antonio de Osma y Tricio (1775). This property was transferred by inheritance to the descendants of the couple until it reaches the power of José de la Riva Agüero and Osma, an important historian, essayist and thinker of the twentieth century. Upon his death all his property was bequeathed to the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
In 1972, the property was declared a Cultural Heritage of the Nation due to its historical and architectural value. It should be noted that the location of the House is important, being on the only block of the Historic Center of Lima, which has maintained its drawer balconies, being that of Casa Grau the only one that is open to the public.
In 1984 the University gave the second floor of the building to the Navy of Peru for its value and opening as House Museum. Years later, in 1997 the first floor was transferred, thus conforming all the property in the Casa Grau Museum.