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“Tour and lunch was an excellent choice by Amor Al Peru Travel”
Review of Museo Larco

Museo Larco
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$12.50*
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Larco Museum Admission Ticket
Ranked #1 of 354 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 July 24, 2013

Beautiful museum to start our travels across Peru. It gave a great overview with excellent pieces on display from the periods. I'm thrilled that Ferd of Amor Al Peru Travel also chose this place for lunch. The wait staff was attentive, the food was delicious, and it had one of my favorite Pisco sours of the whole trip. Plus, it was in an outdoor sheltered setting that was simply gorgeous. Ferd also had arranged for a guide who was well versed on this tour, as well as all the arrangements for tickets. He really pampered us across Peru with excellent travelling vehicles and drivers, and guides.

Thank Terri4824
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Would recommend watching the intro video at the start, we watched this at the end as was in another language when we were first passing! Beautiful garden, interesting exhibits, displaying all of Peru history, colourful and kept my interest throughout, erotic room is different, good shop and cafe,

Thank Amandaselina
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

The museum has an extensive collection of Inca artifacts. There were lots of pottery, jewelry, clothing and other artifacts to see. The grounds were beautiful to walk around.

Thank CaliforniaGirl040
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We spent two full days in Lima and the Larco Museum was on our list. We went at the end of our trip, which made it a very nice recap of our visit to Peru, however, I would probably suggest going at the beginning of your time in the country to properly introduce you to the wonderful history of Peru.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We went to this museum on our second day in Peru before we went to Cusco. It provided a terrific introduction to some of the civilizations that preceded the Inkan. Our guide was excellent and helped to put the erotic art into its proper context. Finally, the museum itself is beautiful Spanish architecture and built around a lovely garden. There is not much to do around the museum, so don't expect to spend the afternoon in the neighborhood, but the museum itself is a very delightful destination.

Thank Ellen E
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