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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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A great museum taking you through the timeline of the Inca civilisation with great displays very well presented. We had our own english speaking guide which made it all very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Singleton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A great museum taking you through the timeline of the Inca civilisation with great displays very well presented. We had our own english speaking guide which made it all very clear. The grounds were beautiful with amazing gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The museum in a converted mansion that overlooks a beautiful garden and restaurant. Before starting our museum tour we had an amazing lunch in their restaurant that overlooks an open garden area. It was a buffet and the food selection was wonderful and included a great local wine. After our lunch we had a guided tour through the museum. The... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The museum is quiet hidden in Pueblo Libre. Best way to arrive is by taxi. although the entrance fee is quite pricy, the experience is interesting. It is a small museum that shows in short the different cultures dated from 8000 years ago. the exhibition includes artifacts like ceramics, jewls and clothing of the various cultures. the Garden is beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I happen to be interested in pre-Columbian art, but I think this museum is worth a visit for anyone traveling to the area. The collection of pottery and metals is fantastic, and descriptions are provided in many languages. Great way to get informed on the history of the civilizations around Peru before (or after) you visit some of those towns... More 

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The grounds of this museum are just beautiful - vibrant flowers and plants everywhere. The collection in the museum is really nice and very interesting. Definitely recommend stopping here.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Our Lima guide took us to a number of interesting places in Lima but the highlight was the Larco museum. As a pottery student, I took great interest in the amazing artifacts, pottery and jewelry. Gift shop items were not cheap, but fairly priced. Be sure to bring a currency converter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place, you should visit it before travelling around, so everything is more understandable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

definitely the best museum in Lima today. Beautifully laid out, just a bit outside the city. Amazing gallery of sexual art from the Incas (wow) and a lovely garden and restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Ancient advanced cultures that created the wonders of the world without iron tools, the wheel or written language recorded their lives in the artistry of their pottery and weaving. Museo Larco has an exceptional exhibit of both as well as displays of rituals and gold and silver dressings. The small museum itself is impeccable and the surrounding grounds are an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The artifacts in the museum were amazing and educational. The grounds of the museum are beautiful. We learned much more about the history of Peru and the people. The artifacts are astounding in their beauty.

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