Constructed towards the end of the XVIII century by Spanish Colonel Domingo Ramírez de Arellano and Martínez de Tejada and remodeled during the first half of the XIX century. The architecture applied in its construction represents the style of colonial houses of the time, incorporating the constructive elements of the first decades of the Republican Period. From the end of the 19th century, the house was occupied by Ms. Maria de los Dolores de Osma and Sancho Dávila, Marquis of Montealegre of Aulestia, and her husband Don Jose Carlos de la Riva Agüero and Riglos who later gave birth to the outstanding Lima polygrapher, Don José de The Riva Agüero and Osma, last marquis of Aulesia and last proprietor of the property. In the 1940s, Dr. José de la Riva Agüero restored the house, relying on the advice of architect Héctor Velarde. Upon his death, according to provisions of his will, the property was donated to the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru). In recent years, the university has done restoration work to different objects and environments of the house.