MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima

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MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima

MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima
4.5
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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The MALI’s permanent collection preserves more than 18,000 pieces –among textiles, ceramics, metal work, photography, drawings and paintings– that witness to more than 3,000 years of art history in Peru. The museum exhibits the artworks in the permanent galleries in a sequential way divided in four sections: pre-Columbian, Colonial, Republican and Modern art. It also has galleries for temporary exhibitions of national and international artists. MALI is located in the heart of downtown Lima and provides the opportunity for a first approach to Peru, through its great master pieces.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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4.5
1,125 reviews
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Adriana
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Friends
Visited the temporary exhibition with amazing pieces of the 1960’s Modern Art scene in Peru. Very well curated, beautiful paintings!
The private tour by the Museum’s Director impecable! Recommend visiting the second floor as well where the Museum’s permanent collection is displayed.
Written July 7, 2022
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David G
1 contribution
Friends
Just finished private tour with very small American tour group (Odysseys Unlimited).
Excellent, educational collection in beautiful building built for 1872 World’s Fair
Written June 8, 2022
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Kat K
Athens, Greece61 contributions
Friends
This magnificent building houses a well curates museum covering art from pre-historic times all the way to recent history. Visitors have the opportunity to appreciate artifacts and read the detailed descriptions in order to better grasp the pre-Inca and Inca covilisations.
Definitely pay a visit while in Lima!
Written May 6, 2022
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Museo de Arte d... M
Thank yo so much for visiting and for the great review! We appreciate it ☺️.
Written May 7, 2022
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Marcela T
Lima, Peru21 contributions
A friend and I visited the museum and did a private tour with the curator of a special collection of a famous Peruvian abstract artist Fernando de Szyszlo. It was a wonderful experience. Afterwards we toured their permanent collection. I was impressed on how much work has been put in making the museum an amazing place to visit. A must if you are visiting Lima!
Written March 23, 2022
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Museo de Arte d... M
Thank you so much Marcela! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with our curator. We hope you come back sometime, new contemporary exhibits are coming up!
Written March 24, 2022
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Lou
2 contributions
Couples
Beautiful museum with the greatest collection of contemporary art in Peru ! Worth a visit. The guided tour was really interesting for some detailed commentaries.
Written February 18, 2022
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Museo de Arte d... M
Dear Lou, Thanks so much for the review. We are glad you had a great time here. Come back to visit us soon!
Written February 21, 2022
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark614 contributions
An astonishing collection and display of the many cultures and eras of pre Colombian Peruvian art. Mostly ceramics of course, but also superb ancient textiles and painting as well. There are galleries for contemporary works too, but mostly the focus is on ancient and colonial art, the main collection ending in the early 20th century. And both the old and new pieces, both sacred and profane, astonished me in their creativity and execution. If you like art or history, you'd better give yourself some time for this experience.
Written March 24, 2020
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Peter G
Kihei, HI471 contributions
The MALI museum is not as dazzling as the Museo Larco, but nevertheless warrants an excellent rating. The galleries are arranged chronologically, starting with extensive displays from the pre-Columbian and Colonial eras, continuing into the Republican Period and then with a limited display of contemporary Peruvian art. Every piece is labeled in English with well-written commentaries that assist greatly with understanding its significance. Admission was only 15 soles (about $4.50). The staff was very helpful in calling us a taxi for our return to the hotel. The MALI museum compliments Museo Larco; try to see both.
Written March 17, 2020
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Las Buganvillas
Cartagena, Colombia799 contributions
Whilst this museum is not quite as popular as the Gold Museum and Larco, the visit is a must, because in addition to getting splendid examples of pre Inca and Inca treasures, and colonial at, it also has an impressive collection of modern Peruvian painting, dating from mid 19th century onwards.
The museum also plays an important educational role, especially for children.
Written January 1, 2020
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turismo-mali
Thank you for your opinion, we continue working to provide the best possible service
Written January 7, 2020
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Kevin
30 contributions
I could spend all day looking at the wonderful collections --- the pre-columbian collection is just amazing --- absolutely amazing. The rapid shift in style following the Spanish Conquest and the rise of the vice royalty is really interesting, too. This is a very nice museum with a wonderful collection of pre-Columbian and post conquest art -- not to be missed.
Written December 25, 2019
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turismo-mali
Thank you for your opinion, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to MALI and we will continue working to provide the best possible service
Written January 7, 2020
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Elena P
Romania4,820 contributions
Couples
The museum is very close to parque de la reserva, situated in the park. The permanent collection is very nice.
Written December 20, 2019
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turismo-mali
Thank you for your opinion, we continue working to provide the best possible service
Written January 7, 2020
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MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima is open:
  • Sun - Sun 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $11.00, while a popular guided tour starts around $5.00 per person. See all 7 MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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