The Moreyra Hacienda-House is the stately rural residence of the old hacienda of San Isidro. It contains, aside of its beautiful halls and private rooms, a pleasing chapel, basement and catacombs. It was built at the end of the 17th century and finished at the beginnings of the 18th century. Thus, it has three hundred years of existence and has been inhabited by the chief families of colonial and republican Peru.
The hacienda-house of the haciendas in Peru was the main nucleus of their operation. It served as residence to the owner and also constituted the administrative center of the agricultural business. Generally, it congregated around it the housing of the farm-hands, the stables, a chapel, a cemetery and a small main square.
In the Hacienda-House, when it belonged to Don Isidro de Cortázar y Abarca during the years of Peruvian Independence, was celebrated General San Martín in a historical reception offered by the then Countess of San Isidro. At the entrance, a beautiful arch-way stands out, with classical columns that a view of the landscape of what was the hacienda’s countryside.
In 1972, the Hacienda-House was declared a historical monument. The entrance stairway, main gallery, the colonial gates, wide, molded windows, the balconies, the viewpoint, the grand halls, the beautiful wooden carved furnishings and the decorated posterior patio still breathe that distinctive flavor of its history and ancestry.