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Museo Larco

Avenida Bolivar 1515, Lima Lima 21, Peru (Pueblo Libre)
(00511) 4611312
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Type: History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: ** DAILY FROM 9AM TO 10PM ** The Larco Museum has become one of Lima’s must-dos. It displays an important collection of pre-Columbian art of more... more »
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Lake Forest, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum in Lima after our visits to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. The museum has an amazing collection and we felt like the pottery, headdresses, textiles and explanations of the different time periods filled in the gaps of what daily living was like for ancient Peruvians. The storage rooms are unique but don't spend too much... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This museum is definitely worth visiting when in Lima. Its set in an idyllic setting and to go through everything can take a few hours. The ground floor has an amazing restaurant set in a serene courtyard. Unfortunately we did not have the time to try out the food which was a shame.

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Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Very modern and informative museum. A must-do in Lima if you are interested in learning more about the culture and history of Peru. The information is easy to take in and can be dosed as desired. Very good without a guide as well, as it is possible to read almost everything the guides say, as far as I could tell.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Fantastic collection of ceramics with extremely well-written text (in >3 languages) showing how centuries of cultural change in Peru was reflected in art. Gold & silver collection is impressive but not explained as thoroughly. Museum cafe is excellent.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A must see museum in Lima! The collection is amazing and the grounds are beautiful! Hard to believe it is privately owned.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Museo Larco is a welcome respite from the smoggy modern Lima. Set in a beautiful old colonial house, it is filled with fascinating pre-Columbian artefacts that offer a unique insight into Peru's past. The sheer scale of the collection is amazing, and well worth a look for those wanting to complement a visit to the country's Incan ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The museum is very well curated, no doubt. You can get a lot of information about the societies that existed in Peru before the Spaniards arrived there and the items exposed are very beautiful. It is, however, a little crowded with turists and museum guides were usually loud while talking. A friend of mine had to go talk to one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A simple yet beautiful museum where we took in a lot of the varying history of Peru from the various time periods. A great 'get to know' the country that set us up well to better understand and enjoy the rest of our trip through the Southern half of Peru. Definitely recommended!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you have time for just one attraction in Lima, do not hesitate. Museo Larco is the place where to spend an unforgettable day. It features over 46,000 antropological pieces of incredible manufacture and state of conservation exhibited with care and intelligence in a beautiful colonial house with an amazing garden, fine-taste boutique and exquisite restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It is a nice museum, with beautiful things. But is a little bit pricey. The only problem are the guides that tourists bring in! They scream inside the museum with their explanations, and you might gonna have to ask them to low the volume. Beside that, is a nice place to visit. The Museum of Anthropology and History of Peru... More

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