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“Beautiful museum”
Review of Museo Larco

Museo Larco
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$12.50*
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Larco Museum Admission Ticket
Ranked #1 of 368 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would highly recommend this museum. Not too big and the place and artifacts give a great well rounded view of the history of Peru. Beautiful place for a meal too!

Thank Russ_Sharon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has an extensive collection of pre-Colombian artifacts (including gold and silver) which are well laid out and all labelled in multiple languages including Spanish and English. The famous collection of erotic ceramics are housed in a separate area which may be avoided if this is not of interest to you. The setting is spectacular and the gardens lovely to wander through.

Thank Peter2017Oct
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expectations was higher level, but honestly I am disappointed the museum is very small, but the money which the are asking for entry is pretty much. For the museums and history need to go to Cusco.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum came highly recommended and did not disappoint. The collection is not large but it's unique and fascinating.

Thank NancyT213
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. So much information was provided by our tour guide. Thank you.

Thank PerthDarter
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