Specialty Museums in Lima

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Specialty Museums in Lima

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  • Erika
    Caracas, Venezuela9,752 contributions
    Most of the museum is under restoration and there is very little that can be visited.
    The gardens are beautiful and the entire museum is immaculate. The history part is very interesting.
    Free admission and can be booked online.
    You need a covid certificate and identification to be able to enter
    Written February 17, 2022
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  • Frank M
    7 contributions
    The collection of ancient textiles are covered here in detail, and taken from dozens of tribal regions of Peru. The amazing thing is there is also an gallery space and a courtyard where post-modern contemporary art highlighting Artists from the Lima region and they are exhibited throughout the year.
    Written April 3, 2020
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  • Todd David Volpe
    Lima Region, Peru8 contributions
    This place is amazing the cars are beautiful they do most of the restorative work in House at the same facility. Extremely talented people working and a man that obviously loves his vehicles.

    Do not leave Peru without seeing this collection. Highly recommend a visit. I will be returning.

    There was a vehicle just coming in the day I visited. They were just beginning to do the work on it I'm anxious to see the progression I'm sure it's finished buy now.
    Written June 24, 2020
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
    Before going, remember "Museo Oro del Peru"and its twin museum, "Museo Armas del Mundo", are located in Monterrico, in Lima's District of Santiago de Surco. Due to the city's permanent traffic congestion, they become quite far from Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro and other more central districts. At "Museo Oro del Peru", a collection of over 8,000 pieces of pre-hispanic gold, silver, copper, wood, ceramics, textiles and other objects representative of the many different local ancient cultures. At "Museo Armas de Mundo", an exhibition of more than 20,000 weapons from all over the world, including arms, daggers, swords, guns, rifles, shields, helmets, uniforms and so on. A very complete collection, indeed. If possible, a guided visit would be strongly recommended. Enjoy!
    Written June 13, 2020
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  • Honi K
    Newton, MA5 contributions
    It’s Saturday night in the Mira Flores section of Lima. Where can you go to experience rich Peruvian chocolate? Choco Museo is a combination store, cafe, and tasting nirvana. The staff is eager and helpful and we enjoyed two wonderful desserts. My SO had mousse with dark chocolate drizzles on top. I had a hot beverage of melted chocolate, milk, cinnamon and cloves. The tastes here put our waxy cheap American chocolate to shame.... The chocolate for purchase isn’t cheap but the quality makes it worth the price. Or, enjoy your delectables in the cafe and take your memories home with you!!
    Written January 4, 2020
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
    At a corner of "Plaza de Armas" and sided by the "Parroquia del Sagrario", stands the "Palacio Arzobispal", the official residence of the Archbishops of Lima. It was inaugurated in 1924 and was projected by the Polish-Peruvian architect Ricardo de Jaxa Malachowski, the same architect of the neighboring "Palacio de Gobierno". The neo-colonial building is ornamented with beautiful cedar balconies, a monumental baroque façade, many different entrances and, above the main gate, the coat of arms of Lima's Archdiocese is displayed. Inside, a magnificent staircase and important paintings related to Lima and Cusco's art schools. Guided visits are possible. Enjoy!
    Written June 5, 2020
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  • aviatrix2000
    Arlington Heights, IL255 contributions
    We stopped in here because we really, really like rocks. And we've been to many rock museums (thinking of you, Houghton, Michigan). But the truly remarkable thing here is that all these rocks are from Peru. This would be an exceptional collection with amazing variety if the collector had, you know, been able to search in just one other country. But no. All from here. Amazing. As a fiber artist, the weavings on display are important, significant, and beautiful. The small number of pieces on display allows you to really take some time to observe each one. The ceramics collection is similar, but larger. Important and comprehensive. Stop by and take a look, you won't be sorry.
    Written January 21, 2020
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  • Erika
    Caracas, Venezuela9,752 contributions
    Free entrance. Open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am. You have to book online The museum is impeccable and with all the covid protocols.
    There are 3 floors to visit and is very interesting. Everything is well preserved.
    Written February 10, 2022
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  • Karen B
    4 contributions
    My 10 year old daughter, husband and I all really enjoyed this workshop, led by Adriana. We learned all about how cocoa grows, and were able to roast and grind our own cocoa beans to make delicious, fresh hot cocoa! We also got to make molded chocolates. Educational, fun and hands on!
    Written July 3, 2022
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  • Nissim Baker
    Singapore, Singapore46 contributions
    Interesting to visit this place, visit the areas where people were tortured, the caves where they detained the sentenced, this place will transport you to the ancient times of this city, highly recommended to visit this place ...
    Written June 25, 2020
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  • Daniel R
    Huancayo, Peru254 contributions
    Very good effort, but you must know about Peruvian history to enjoy the guided tour. Excellent set-up with top-notch short- films, holograms, replicas, projections, etc. Great for kids and adults. Fast-paced, I would say difficult for foreigners that know little about Lima. Don´t know if there are tours in English. The library is accessible to all. Tickets under S/.10 for adults. About two-hours.

    Located in the "Parque de la Exposición," so you can walk around beautiful and visit the "MALI" or the "Museo Italiano." Easy access via "Metropolitano" buses and paid parking available.
    Written August 7, 2019
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  • de la Rosa
    Manchester, UK7 contributions
    You have to make this a long and more interesting as the size is small. Samples are main advantage!!
    Written January 19, 2021
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  • HappyGringoMiami
    Miami59 contributions
    Inside of a colonial huge building where the current production of peruvian coins are made, there is this Museum that takes you centuries ago.
    Written June 22, 2016
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  • Gabriel N
    Lima Region, Peru27 contributions
    The norm around Lima museums is that quality/selectivity and admission fees are highly correlated. Think of the fabulous Enrico Poll collection in San Isidro or the Gold Museum in Monterrico or Museo Larco in Pueblo Libre on the high end. Or on the low end, consider Museo de la Nacion or Museo Arqueologico y Antropologico. But here's one counter-example to the purported correlation: the Peruvian Central Bank museum in downtown Lima. Surely the selection is not vast and the pieces displayed need more care on the conservator's part. Surely the restrictive visit hours are not customary of most museums. Perhaps even some very desirable captions in English are missing. But for a free-admission museum, the Peruvian Central Bank totally stands out as a great value and may even satisfy the most demanding taste. Take, for example, the gold vault, with a carefully arranged display of how Peruvian goldsmiths have been working for millennia, with interesting details about collaboration between Colombia and Peru proven by the need of a bee species that contributed was to the moulding process. For another example, take the top-floor gallery of modern and contemporary paintings, mostly on realism and abstract works. And the intriguing Moche pottery collection in the basement. Located in the heart of downtown Lima, well worth an hour of any cultured tourist seeking an insight into Peruvian culture. And it's always empty for you and your group!
    Written October 24, 2014
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  • alanlid
    Oxford, UK279 contributions
    An unusual and rather sombre museum - the mores as it is built into a dark coastal cliff and has a somewhat mausoleum-like quality. (Good sea-views from the terrace at the top). It commemorates Peru's recent (post-1980) cycle of violence and repression: the extreme - and ultimately futile - violence of the radical left (Sendero Luminoso and the MRTA) and the reponse of the Peruvian state, which also involved serious loss of life and abuse of human rights. The material - newspaper reports, photos, recordings, image, factual info. - is therefore grim stuff, but the approach is serious, balanced and informative. (Though it would help the visitor to know a bit about Peruvian history and geography in advance, which will enhance the experience). Entrance is free. Getting in and out of the museum - and covering the 3 large floors of exhibits - involves a bit of walking. But it's well worth the effort and, info. aside, the museum clearly has a valid mission to promote, as it says, tolerance and social inclusion. We arrived by taxi, then decided to walk back to our hotel in Miraflores (Av. La Paz): it was do-able (45 minutes), but the first half of the walk, along Ejército, is horrible: dusty, polluted and ugly.
    Written October 3, 2019
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