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“Pre Inca Treasures”
Review of Museo Larco

Museo Larco
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Experience Lima: An Evening at the Larco Museum with Dinner
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Private Tour Lima City Tour and Larco Museum Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Our tour operator (VBT) arranged for us to have a tour conducted by the curator. Looking at ancient pottery and jewelry may sound boring, but he was able to explain the cultural connections between fertility rites, human sacrifices, and religious beliefs.

Thank Keith M
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

This museum is very big. I had a guide who was very patient to answer all my questions and she explain everything very well.

Thank chloetraveller2013
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Set in an old hacienda that is a museum in itself the selection of Inca artifacts is impressive, extensive and well presented. In it's beautiful garden It also has one of the best restaurants I found anywhere in Peru.

Thank SylviaScaglia
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Colonial house in a suburb location, with an incredible garden (full of flowers and local plants!

The collection of ceramics is organized by regions of Peru and it is just incredible.

The museum also offers a very nice coffee/shop/restaurant facing a beautiful garden to relax after the visit!

Thank DiogoSouto
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

This museum was an eye-opener on so many levels. First the setting and architecture are lovely. It's I across the street from a lovely park, and the grounds are a park themselves: beautifully manicured and landscaped, with flowers and shrubs. The art and artifacts were breathtaking. Beautiful, complex, well displayed and explained. And the variety of pre-Incan artifacts and art was stunning. You must also visit the "stacks": the cases and cases of well preserved, identified but us displayed artifacts to appreciate the passion of the collector. It's amazing. We spent about an hour and a half here. There's a cafe' looking out over the gardens that seemed like an ideal place for lunch as well.

Thank TRooster57
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