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“Very Colonial”
Review of Museo Larco

Museo Larco
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$12.50*
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Larco Museum Admission Ticket
Ranked #1 of 352 things to do in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Loved the well laid out museum, really detailed information professionally labelled in many languages so no need for a guide. Set in a beautiful old building with stunning gardens with a fantastic restaurant sat amongst the gardens to enjoy refreshments afterwards. We had a jug of Chicha Morada and Onion soup that was beautiful!

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

It's a bit of a challenge to find it, but it's worth the trip. Plus there's parking available just outside the museum. Beside having some great displays, the gardens and museum layout is very nice. We went during the week and there were just a few people there. My three young boys also enjoyed the museum. The Gold Museum and the Museo Larco are two of our favorite stops in Lima. We plan to be back with our friends when they visit.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Good sight seeing and resturants. Everyone speaks english and spanish. A must see while in miraflores.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

The erotic exhibit down below was very interesting and down from the regular museum. The cafe next to it offers great drinks and a beautiful view of the gardens. I bought some ceramics in the gift shop - great reproductions at a reasonable price

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Lots of great exhibits and not overwhelming. Requires no more then 2 hours and is close to the city center. Interesting display on human sacrifices. Many Inka artifacts. Do not miss the area they are storing other items.

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