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Amano Museum (Museo Amano)

Calle Retiro 160 | Miraflores, Lima, Peru
(51-1) 442-2909
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Ranked #23 of 130 Attractions in Lima
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano that contains selected pieces of...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano that contains selected pieces of ceramics and textiles, arranged chronologically to illustrate the development of weaving throughout Peru's pre-Columbian cultures, featuring special items from the Chancay culture.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you are interested in knowing about the Inka culture, the Amano museo is a very good place to be and learn about their culture. You need to book a tour in advance as their tour is by reservation only. Small groups during the afternoon, and is only offered in Spanish and Japanese. The guide offer you all the information... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The ceramic pottery was beautiful but I went to see the textiles. I was amazed with the number of exhibits they had of each example. The museum is free but they ask for a donation. You must call ahead for a reservation. They will let you know what time to be at the museum for the guided tour in Spanish.... More 

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Dallas
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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Guns, rifles, all sorts of swords, and numerous other items are displayed at this place. Then there are the gold artifacts from the pre Inca, Inca and spanish times which are priceless. We used a guide to help us navigate the place.

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Canada
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48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

What a jewel! The privately owned Amano museum may be visited only by appointment and tours are only in Spanish or Japanese. But its collection of pre-Columbian textiles is worth the visit; they have dozens of tunics, scarves, wraps, cloaks, et al., from all the major civilizations up to and including the Incas.

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Hollywood, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I love private museums and discovered this one browsing through TripAdvisor itineraries and reviews of visitors to Lima. Museo Amano turned out to be a few blocks from our hotel in Miraflores. We called for a reservation for the hour tour. The collection, by the Peruvian-Japanese collector Mr Amano, was outstanding in textiles and ceramics and a little jewelry and... More 

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rio de janeiro
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36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This museum is located in a quiet and charming residential corner of Lima and has a fantastic collection of textiles from pre-Hispanic times. the staff is super helpful and have knowledge of the museum's collection in more detail. The necessary to visit the two exhibition halls, the first one is of ceramics and the second hall has a superb collection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you have ANY interest in antique textiles, this is the museum for you. It is a collection that Mr. Amano amassed when no one knew what these textiles were and had no interest in. The curator was lovely and showed us around and explained everything to us...it was amazing!

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Toronto
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This smaller museum has a special collection. It's by reservation only, and limited to a Spanish tour. The tour was very informative and made this a truly interesting visit. Their tapestry collection is beautiful. However, it isnot close to other attractions, so it can be hard to fit in if you have limited time.

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Lima, Peru
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This private collection of cotton weaving dates back a thousand years. It is incredible to think weavings can last that long and be that beautiful. There is a small pottery and history section at the beginning of the tour. Visits are free on weekday afternoons with a prior reservation.The tours are in Spanish.

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Rochester, NY
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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a museum that not too many people get to visit when they are in Lima. Even Peruvians do not know it exists. This museum with the Larco Herrera and the Cassinelli museum in Trujillo are probably my three favorite museums in Peru. Mr. Amano was a Japanese immigrant that loved Peruvian History. So he amassed a large collection... More 

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