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Museo Larco

Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
+51 1 4611312
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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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“erotic pottery” (203 reviews)
“beautiful museum” (166 reviews)
“storage area” (78 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
Pueblo Libre
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"erotic pottery"
in 203 reviews
"beautiful museum"
in 166 reviews
"storage area"
in 78 reviews
"pre columbian art"
in 85 reviews
"erotic section"
in 55 reviews
"incan artifacts"
in 53 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 138 reviews
"private collection"
in 144 reviews
"several languages"
in 57 reviews
"museum restaurant"
in 46 reviews
"floor to ceiling"
in 43 reviews
"on display"
in 163 reviews
"peruvian history"
in 174 reviews
"huge collection"
in 42 reviews
"inca and pre inca"
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"pueblo libre"
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"great restaurant"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum was definitely a must see if you are visiting Lima. The history of the Inca’s and other Peruvian cultures were explained in depth in a very interesting and informative manner. The museum is mostly made up of pottery but there are also metallic,...More

Thank Liv_M0re
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a lovely location and the exhibits are well organized. I only wish we had a little more time to eat at the restaurant.

Thank Dlw052018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is packed with fascinating Peruvian artefacts, especially pottery pieces, which provide a great insight into the early cultures of this region. The information provided is clear and comprehensive, so it is very easy to spend quite a bit of time in this deceptively...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pretty expensive but a really nice and interesting museum with objects from many pre colombian cultures (not only inca that you hear so much about in Peru). The building, the garden and the cafes are also really beautiful. There are taxis outside the museum

Thank Katja W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Museo Larco has a very well displayed collection of objects from the earliest times detailing the history of Peru long before the Incas and the Spanish Conquest. It is a private collection housed in a charming villa. Its a must see on a visit...More

Thank mita b
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great place to visit! 30 soles & 10 soles for the guided tour! It’s worth the money and trip! A beautiful garden at the end of the tour! They have collections not seen in other museums!

Thank Nicole T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were on a hotel by the airport and decided to pay a visit as an afternoon program to avoid the high traffic towards Miraflores or Lima downtown. It proved to be a great decision as the place is remarkable. Wonderful collection, outstanding service and......More

Thank Alexandre V
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I spent an entire morning in the Larco Museum. It fascinated us! The pottery told of Peru's history as did the gold and silver items. We leaned so much about the cultures of Peru, from ancient times. Just wandering through the extensive...More

Thank cherylyosh
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Larco Museum is astonishingly well presented, full of incredibly well preserved artefacts alongside detailed descriptions in multiple languages. We didn't take a tour - although loads of people apparently did because they'd talk quite loudly whilst walking around (the only negative thing really). The...More

Thank angelfish2222
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although this is a small private museum, It is probably the best museum on pre Colombo Latin America. That is, no other museum has so many piece of arts to show what the people in Latin America has developed before Colombo arrived. Unbelievablely well collected....More

Thank Lingang
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Yes..very safe parking just outside the museum. Enjoy Lima!!
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March 3, 2018|
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Response from charles g | Reviewed this property |
no mummies per se but several displays of armor and personal items of several warriors with history explained
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