The Amazon Basin Sights

Casa de Fierro

  • Putumayo at Jr. Prospero Map It
  • Iquitos
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 02/02/2016

Fodor's Review

The most interesting structure on the Plaza de Armas is this “Iron House,” which was originally the home of a rubber baron but now houses a pharmacy and a restaurant, on the second floor. The building was forged in Europe and shipped across the Atlantic and up the Amazon River in sections to be assembled at this spot. According to locals, it was designed by Gustave Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame), but a Peruvian historian who has studied Eiffel’s contribution to South American architecture disputes the claim.

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Putumayo at Jr. Prospero, Iquitos, Loreto, Peru

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  • Free
  • Daily 8 am–midnight.

Published 02/02/2016


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