Museo Larco

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

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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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GAJ 93
London, UK61 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
A must visit in Lima ,The entrance fee of 35 soles is worth it .I did not take a guide as everything was written in English /Spanish/French/German .
Very clear to follow and enjoy on your own.Pics are allowed .One hour is enough if you are in a hurry .I was there in new year so I booked to enjoy the restaurant .food is good but extremely noisy and loud if you are sitting in the gardens for lunch .I opted to sit inside for more tranquil time
Very clean and Covid mediates are followed
The artifacts are pre Columbian and they are beyond imagination (if you are interested in that era) .The visit will complement your Peru visit at the end or give it a great entrance .
Written January 11, 2022
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GBVilamoura
Vilamoura, Portugal50 contributions
Nov 2021
We asked our concierge, "We only have time to visit one museum in Lima, which one do you recommend?" She suggested Mueo Larco. It features objects from every era of Peruvian civilization. It is easy to get through in a timely manner. And, the restaurant is a fantastic way to end your visit.
Written November 2, 2021
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Johnny C
Heredia, Costa Rica32 contributions
Feb 2020
Great collection of antique Inca pieces. Lots of history in a single place. I recommend to pay extra 10 Soles for a guided visit (general admission is 35 Soles). The surrounding gardens are simply beautiful and the restaurant is exceptional, a little bit expensive but worth it.
Written February 18, 2020
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Judith R
Cincinnati, OH278 contributions
Mar 2022
Our visit to Museo Larco was easily the highlight of our trip to Lima. Not only does the organization of the exhibits make it easy to understand the outstanding achievements of Rafael Larco Herrera, but they are articulately described in multiple languages - such that it is easy to tour the museum without a guide. Two areas that are not to be missed: the Erotic Gallery and the Cafe'. Despite what you might think, the Erotic Gallery contains articles that were essential to the mythology of the Pre-Columbian peoples (might deserve a fig leaf) but is highly informative. The Cafe' not only serves delicious food, but the setting is a lush garden. We spent 3 hours tat the museum and were delight every minute.
Written April 7, 2022
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Fred P
Milwaukee, WI12 contributions
Mar 2020
The entry fee is pretty low; for an additional $4 or so we got a guided tour, which was so worth it. Our guide, Christian, was so knowledgeable and he really highlighted the differences between the pre-Inca cultures and how to tell them apart. He also talked a lot about the mythology and beliefs of the pre- and Inca cultures. Which was really helpful when we went to other temples in Cusco and then Machu Picchu. The same themes played out everywhere we went and having had a great introduction from Christian really helped put everything together for us.
We did the Larco tour on the spur of the moment, and I'm really glad we did. Might have been my very favorite attraction in Lima.
Written March 15, 2020
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Robert S
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada5 contributions
Feb 2022
Immediately upon getting out of the taxi, the bougainvillea invite you to explore an unforgettable museum. Our private guide was beyond exceptional and she quickly brought you into a world that she loved and was a subject matter that she was highly knowledgeable about. Her explanation of the highly regarded gold exhibition was unforgettable and the erotic museum highly "stimulating" (no pun intended). This museum is a must visit when visiting Lima. The property is gorgeous and impeccably maintained.
Written February 6, 2022
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Jacques L
2 contributions
Feb 2020
If you are in Lima, you must visit this museum. The location itself is amazing, the collection is very interesting, items are well displayed. We learned a lot during our visit and i highly recommend our tour guide, Lucero Solano, she was very informative and has an extensive knowledge about the pre-columbian civilizations.
There is a lovely restaurant situated on the terraces of the museum overlooking its vibrant and captivating gardens. little bit costly but the food is excellent.
Written March 1, 2020
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Raedel G
12 contributions
Nov 2021
Went to Museo Larco from our airport hotel our first day in Peru.
Use Taxidatum to get there! This museum has a very extensive collection of artifacts and was definitely worth a couple hours. There is also an excellent restaurant, but make a res.
Written November 21, 2021
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joeyf296
Nine Mile Falls, Washington45 contributions
Sep 2021
Take your time here. There is so much to learn at this museum you'll be thinking about it long after your trip to Peru is finished. I think the most astonishing exhibit for me was the ancient "quipus" on display. They are ancient knotted textiles used for accounting in the Pre-Columbian world and surviving pieces are rare. I would re-visit this museum on any visit to Peru. It must be one of the best in the world.
Written October 20, 2021
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Chazvey
Toronto, Canada118 contributions
Apr 2022
When you enter this museum, there were lots of flowers and orchids along the path to the museum, I believe, and it just made the experience much better.

The museum is a good start for your trip to Peru, you will learn lots about the history of Peru and its earlier inhabitants, especially the Inkas.

It is a bit far from Miraflores, where I stayed but it was an easy Uber ride to there.

They also had a restaurant which I heard serves great food but I decided on eating my lunch in a similarly popular restaurant or even more popular, La Mar Cevichería Peruana.
Written April 30, 2022
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Museo Larco is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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