We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museo Larco

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Larco Museum Admission Ticket
From $10.00*
Larco Museum Admission Ticket
From $10.00*
All photos (7,504)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“erotic pottery”(213 reviews)
“beautiful museum”(178 reviews)
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Lima
Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
Pueblo Libre
+51 1 4611312
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Museo Larco
from $10.00
More Info
from $74.98
More Info
from $136.00
More Info
from $105.00
More Info
Reviews (10,597)
Filter reviews
4,339 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews erotic pottery beautiful museum pre columbian art storage area erotic section incan artifacts amazing collection private collection multiple languages museum restaurant on display peruvian history huge collection pueblo libre great restaurant pre inca small museum
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 4,339 reviews
Reviewed today

This museum taught me so much about the history of Peru's various civilisations. The exhibits are well presented. A fascinating museum.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 29plymouth
Reviewed today

The gardens at the museum are gorgeous. Not really what I would have thought to see. The exhibits were very nice and easily understood. The quantity of ceramics are overwhelming. A great place for a 1-2 hour visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Medic_5
Reviewed today

I highly recommend a visit to Museo Larco if you have a couple of days in Lima. It costs around US$8-10 by taxi from the hotels in Miraflores. Museo Larco contains a fine collection of pre-Columbian and pre-Incan pottery and other objects beautifully displayed and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gail-NY
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visit takes minimum 1 hour. If you have time to have a guided visit (around 2h30min), do it. Not only the museum it’s good.. you must enjoy the gardens! Take your time to relax on the grass. The restaurant - they were so busy and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mpam07
Reviewed 3 days ago

Splendid setting with a very beauti- and colorful garden, nice exhibitions of preinca art with good explanations and very nicely displayed, simply something you need to do. hardly a chance to do it elsewhere in the world. Do have a look at the magazine to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Florian254
Reviewed 3 days ago

Gorgeously set in one of the grand houses of Lima's old aristocracy this museum mingles the massive collection of Moche ceramics avidly collected by Larco Hoyle (shown in their original shelves, in itself a total time-trip) with a well curated modern exhibition of Peru's mind...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roger K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The guided tour with Juan José was, minute for minute, the best part of my trip to Peru and gave wonderful depth to everything I saw in the country afterward. He was so knowledgeable, intellectually curious, kind, and welcoming, and I felt completely spoiled having...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lucas A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Museo Larco is a wonderful place to spend a day in Lima. The museum has a superb collection of pre-Colombian artifacts, including textiles, pottery and metal-work, the later juxtaposing gold and silver, the sun and the moon, god and goddess. The gardens are wonderful! Exploding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eric_Paeonian
Reviewed 6 days ago

private collection of Inca / pre Inca artefacts, all well presented and displayed. fancy garden and restaurant.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank voyagerpal
Reviewed 1 week ago

S30 entrance fee ( tour is s10 more) and so worth it. Well organized. I did it in an hour and suspect most do it under two hours. Culture and history of Peru. Perú is identified as one of the 6 cradles of civilization. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Summerasalifestyle
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 248 nearby hotels
Hotel Rosas
17 reviews
.61 miles away
Golden Tower Hotel
23 reviews
.88 miles away
Hotel Melodia
57 reviews
1.09 miles away
Nuna Hotel - San Miguel - Lima
17 reviews
1.37 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,278 nearby restaurants
Museo Larco Cafe Restaurant
1,696 reviews
.03 miles away
El Bolivariano
539 reviews
.55 miles away
Origen tostadores de cafe
77 reviews
.31 miles away
137 reviews
.53 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 991 nearby attractions
National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History
864 reviews
.65 miles away
Plaza San Miguel
165 reviews
.84 miles away
Complejo Arqueologico Mateo Salado
40 reviews
.38 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jeffrey P
July 16, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Susykichi | Property representative |
Dear Jeffrey, Following Tripadvisor's guidelines, we cannot include links or contact information in our responses. Please send us an inbox message through our Facebook fanpage, or visit our webpage to find the Education... More
Google Translation
May 26, 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from MelbourneJanine | Reviewed this property |
We took a taxi to Museo Larco, so not sure about the parking.
March 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
Travel Forum Posts
Austin, Texas
EARLY Lima flight. What to do the night before? (14 Replies)
I arrive in Lima from Cusco at around 5:30pm, and leave Lima at 7am the next morning, which means arriving around 4? I'm hoping I can leave bags at the airport and maybe check in for our flight, saving us some time the next morning. Otherwise, what should I do? Is there a decent hotel to crash at in the area? Even a hostel would be fine. My only other idea is to go to Museo Larco since it closes at 10, then maybe we can loiter at the restaurant and just sleep at the airport. That would...More
July 11, 2013|
Response fromIanfromAustin|
To add, it will be a Tuesday night and we have a full day in Lima the first day of the trip.
Baltimore, Maryland
Museo Larco luggage check? (1 Replies)
We are flying from Cusco to Lima early in the morning. It looks like the Museo Larco is in between the airport and our hotel in Miraflores. I'd like to not go to the hotel and then backtrack to the museum. Does anyone know if it is possible to check bags at the museum? Also, how easy would it be to catch a cab from the museum area to Miraflores?
December 23, 2013|
Response fromxochitl|
No problem at all with luggage or taxi. I am sure they will happily acommodate your storage and taxi requirements. Have a Merry Xmas
Bengaluru, India
Miraflores or Barranco - best option for one night in Lima? (9 Replies)
Hi, My husband and i are spending a week in Peru this April, with one night in Lima before we head out to Cusco. I've read that Miraflores is more touristy while Barranco has a more bohemian vibe, which automatically makes me prefer the latter! However, which is a more convenient base to visit all the sights? Given that we only have one day, i would like to visit the historic center and definitely the Museo Larco. Any suggestions on the area to stay in and if someone has any hotel...More
March 14, 2016|
Response fromSoniaToronto|
We also had one day in Lima and wanted to visit the historic center so we stayed right there. As for hotels that depends on your budget of course. We were looking for a cheap room and stayed at Hotel Espana. It was... interesting. The room and bed and bathroom were fine for one night. It was not busy (January) and so no noise complaints. The hotel has lots of character: art, paintings, statues, chandeliers... And the roof had parrots, peacocks (who woke us up) and turtles! The location is...More