Museo Larco

Museo Larco, Lima: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Museo Larco Reviews: 5/5

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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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Tim
Oklahoma City, OK1,103 contributions
An amazing place to visit
Apr 2020
This was a tremendous place to see. Truly a remarkable museum, so many diverse things to see. And you can eat adjacent to the museum!
Written March 12, 2021
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I-do-love-travelling
Lima, Peru103 contributions
What a treasure!
Apr 2020
A beautiful collection that showcases the history of Peru, in a charming setting. And a lovely cafe too.
Written March 11, 2021
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CathH87
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Impressive history
Mar 2020
I love the Inca history. I read a few books before we came to Peru and I still learned so much about it. The Larco Museum seems to be one of the most known museums for arts of the Inca empire. It's well structured, so when you walk through it you walk through times. Everything is well explained and you have the chance to get a guide, we went for this option. Count for at least half a day when visiting it. Further, it's a bit off the touristic center in Lima, so you'll have to take a cab.
Written January 3, 2021
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sarjohnoncross
Dundas, Canada6 contributions
Beautiful setting
Mar 2020
My family came to the museum and had dinner in one of the most beautiful settings I have ever seen. Our dinner was wonderful and the service was very professional
A perfect evening
Written September 16, 2020
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Luis Zuzunaga
Portage, WI21 contributions
Museo Larco, Lima, Peru
Jan 2020
Larco Museum has been in existence for many years. It is worth your time to visit this place. Don't forget to visit the Pre-Columbian erotic section.
Written August 21, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,530 contributions
Visiting 5,000 years of the ancient Peruvian history ...
Oct 2019
There is absolutely no doubt! "Museo Larco" is definitely Lima's Nr. 1 attraction and cannot be missed at any visit to the Peruvian capital city. It is located at a magnificently adapted and restored 18th century mansion in Lima's district of "Pueblo Libre". Its awesome collection covers 5,000 years of the ancient Peruvian history, including jewelry (gold, silver and precious stones), pottery, metals, textiles and so on. "Museo Larco" is also famous and well-known for its gallery on pre-Columbian erotic pottery (housed on two exclusive side rooms). The museum was founded by the prestigious Peruvian Larco family and truly represents the history of passion and enthusiasm of a family for Peru's pre-Columbian art archaeological relics. A visit to "Museo Larco" is essential to all those seeking for a better understanding of Peru, its history, cultures and art. Visit the museum, its shop and restaurant. All unmissable! Enjoy!
Written June 13, 2020
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Kristan S
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Ask for guide Gregory!
Nov 2019
Late last year my friend and I visited Museo Larco while in Lima. We paid for the tour guide experience in addition. Gregory was the best tour guide. While we could have learned much of the information by reading plaques, he was able to point out intricate symbols found throughout many of the artifacts that we would have other wise missed. He also answered all of our questions and we therefore learned more about the history of Peru in this one tour than we had in visiting many other Museums. The artifacts are amazing at this museum. We did not see any other collection come even close with the amount of pottery and the gold and silver. I highly recommend a visit and if you can, ask for Gregory!
Written June 4, 2020
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Carl l
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Great Museum
Jan 2020
One of the best museums of Lima, it also has a restaurant in the first level which is open for lunch and dinner.
Written May 1, 2020
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ6,764 contributions
Exquisite Collection of Pre-Columbian Art -- A Must See!!!!
Oct 2019
Founded in 1926. An exquisite collection of 45,000 pieces of pre-Columbian art. Only a tiny percentage of the colllection is on public display -- the rest is in a huge storage vault. The gold and silver pieces from the Inca royalty were particularly impressive. Separate section of erotic pieces. Amazing collection, beautiful gardens and a first-rate restaurant. Hard to believe all of this is the private collection of a single individual. #1 attraction in Lima for a reason! A Must See!!!!
Written April 25, 2020
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LivDaley
Brooklyn, NY262 contributions
An Elegant Evening
Feb 2020
We arrived at the hotel the first day of our Peru-Machu Picchu trip at 4pm. So we decided to visit the Museo Larco before our 7:30 reservation at Astrid and Gaston. The pairing made for a very elegant evening and was a true hallmark of the trip.

It’s easy to believe the museum is the best rated in South America. The gardens and the displays were simply exquisite. The museum featured a lot of ancient Peruvian jewelry and metal body wear. Also, the gift shop was probably the best of those we visited on the trip. It’s a smallish museum so only about 1.5 hours are needed.
Written April 23, 2020
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