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“One of my favorite museums in the world”
Review of Museo Larco

Museo Larco
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$12.50*
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Larco Museum Admission Ticket
Ranked #1 of 353 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 20, 2013

Great collection, exceptional museography, beautiful house. This museum has the right size with a very important and selected pre-hispanic collection. The house is filled with flowers and has an amazing garden with a bar and a restaurant (food is just OK)

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Very interesting noting the changes of pottery and how it reflected society through ancient history. Also interesting that some things (erotica) have not changed at all.

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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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