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Central Bank Museum

Esq. Lampa y Ucayali Lima, Lima, Peru
(51 1) 427 6250
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Ranked #54 of 126 Attractions in Lima
Type: Museums
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Lima Region, Peru
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The norm around Lima museums is that quality/selectivity and admission fees are highly correlated. Think of the fabulous Enrico Poll collection in San Isidro or the Gold Museum in Monterrico or Museo Larco in Pueblo Libre on the high end. Or on the low end, consider Museo de la Nacion or Museo Arqueologico y Antropologico. But here's one counter-example to... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Strangely, this little gem is overlooked. Yet it houses the second best collection of pre-Columbian gold in Lima. The building is the former home of the Peruvian reserve bank (which is located a few blocks away in a heavily guarded modern building). The first floor has a small exhibition of Peruvian coins and medals, and a some regional crafts and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

So glad we stopped in this museum near Torre Tagle. The first floor decor is historic bank. Down below the vaults with some valuables of old Peru, most from the collection of Hugo Cohen. So glad he is sharing this with the world. On the third floor is a great display of Peruvian art, and a timeline for the artists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Visited this museum as part of my tour of Lima via Limavision. This museum is worth a look for its collections of archeology, gold, and folk art. Also contains Peruvian coins of the past if that is an interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2007

We stumbled onto a private museum that is not on any map or reference to Lima. Central Reserve Bank of Peru runs the museum and it is free entrance and free guided tours. The Numismatic Museum of Peru is located at Lampa & Ucyala. Three floors of displays including ancient Andean gold workings, folk artisits, Peruvian painters, and examples of... More

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