Casa de Fierro

Local nameCasa de Fierro
LocationIquitos District, Peru

La Casa de Fierro, located in the city of Iquitos in the jungle of Peru, in front of the major square between Próspero and Putumayo streets, is a large iron residence built during the rubber boom at the end of the nineteenth century. First, the house had been previously bought by the Bolivian explorer and entrepreneur Antonio Vaca Diez.

La Casa de Fierro is one of the finest as well as best-preserved samples of civil architecture in Peru. The walls, ceiling, and balcony are plastered in rectangular sheets of iron. It is said to be the first prefabricated house in the Americas.

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Casa de Fierro — Iquitos… @ Håkan Svensson (Xauxa)

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Address Jr. Prospero, 16002 Iquitos

Coordinates -3°44'59.691" N -73°14'38.66" E

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