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Museo Larco

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Neighborhood: Pueblo Libre
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Address: Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 4611312
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: MUSEO LARCO OPENS FROM 9AM TO 10PM, DAILY. The Museo Larco is housed in an...
MUSEO LARCO OPENS FROM 9AM TO 10PM, DAILY. The Museo Larco is housed in an exquisite 18th century vice-royal mansion, built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The museum’s galleries exhibit the finest and most magnificent gold and jewelry treasures from Ancient Peru and the renowned erotic collection, one of Peru’s most celebrated attractions. Founded in 1926 and located in Lima, the Museo Larco holds the largest and most important archaeological collection of Ancient Peru in the world. Peru is known worldwide thanks to the legendary Inca Empire on the Andes Mountains; however few are aware that this society existed only for the last 100 years before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores. The Museo Larco portrays to the visitor an engaging narrative, recounting 5000 years in the development of Peru’s pre-Columbian history; thus becoming the ideal means to understand and enjoy Ancient Peru. On the Museum’s terraces overlooking its vibrant and stunning gardens, find Museo Larco´s Café restaurant, where one can savour the best of Peruvian and International cuisine.All in all, it’s accurate to say that to become fascinated by Peruvian history, the journey begins at Museo Larco!
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An amazing and large collection of artifacts. I was amazed at the quality as well as the quantity of items it was mesmerizing at times. Highly recommended. The restaurant and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

An amazing and large collection of artifacts. I was amazed at the quality as well as the quantity of items it was mesmerizing at times. Highly recommended. The restaurant and grounds are very nice as well.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is their top museam. We had a guided tour, which gave us a great overview of early Peruvian culture and religious beliefs.

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A must see when Lima, Peru. A lot of interesting artifacts and history. Easy to get to and right downtown.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum fascinanting culture. Easily access to get there. Is a very nice museum that you can wlak and see in less than 2hours. Highly recommended.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A friend of mine in NYC recommended the museum to me. Now, I in turn recommend the museum to you. Great selection of artifacts. My wife and I posted a number of photos on Facebook. The museum's exterior, with numerous flowers growing, is also impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Worldclass museum with very nice restaurant , By far the nicest in Lima, the erotic museum is unique and so is the collection of statues they have that are not in expocision. I have vistited this museum three times during several stays and I enjoyed it every time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Good museum but recommend a guide -we had organised a tour through a separate tour company and had dinner at the museums restaurant both of which were great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Amazing museum, so much to see and we saw a hummingbird in the gardens😍 there was clay figures that were hundreds of years old, jewellery, paintings, very old Inca gold and silver.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is so different from everything I've ever seen! It's somewhat small and you don't get that touristy atmosphere. It was my birthday the day I went there and I would say this visit turned this day into a unforgettable one!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Museo Larco is in Pueblo Libre away from Centro Historico and Miraflores. It's pre-Columbian collection of ceramics and pottery. It is the size of a villa, so not very big but very nice building. They also have a warehouse of various ceramic and pottery collection in glass cases. The most interesting collection is the "erotic" collection. Phallic symbols and acts... More 

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