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“Fantastic Photographic Exhibition”

MATE - Mario Testino Museum
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$74.00*
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Half-Day Bohemian Barranco and Museum of Mario Testino Mate Tour
Ranked #20 of 342 things to do in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: MATE is the only museum in the world dedicated to the permanent exhibition of the work of photographer Mario Testino.
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Amazing recently opened photographic exhibition that truly shows woman's beauty and the art of photography at it's best. Simple exhibition that should take about 30 min to walk through, entrance fee of 10s (about $4USD) is worth it. You'll see great pictures, many of the models you'll recognize (Giselle Bunchen, Elle McPherson, Cindy Crawford, etc). Each picture totally different demonstrating Mario's creativity with his own style. There is some nudity so it may not be appropriate for those not comfortable with that kind of art.
It is the kind of exhibition one would have expected to see in London or New York, but Lima's Barranco neighbourhood is increasingly developing as an art hub with great art.
Strongly recommended, a must if you are around Barranco in Lima.

Thank R B
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

In this pretty villa you'll find 6 small rooms of Testino photographs. When we visited there were about 50 photos in all.
Whilst they are good, the entry price, lack of information giving any detail on the pieces, and the fact you are in and out in a matter of minutes makes this attraction merely average rather than outstanding.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Beautifully restored and adapted villa turned into a great exhibition space. Testino has brought some hip to an increasingly Soho feel in Barranco. The exhibit we saw of his photos was wonderful: huge, close up and stunning.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

A nice and airconditioned photo gallery/art-shop/cafeteria at the noisy Osma street in Barranco. Started with food - the MATE Cafe has a limited menu but a nice one. Focus on sallads, sandwiches but also a couple of pasta dishes on the menu of the day. A bit of waiting to get the menu but food came really quickly. I guess its due to the limited menu.
Nice atmosphere. Fast WiFi.
Gallery - 10 soles for peruvians - 20 for foreigners.
7 rooms of Mario Testino photos of dressed and undressed famous ladies. The photos are a bit to big for the size of the 5 first smaller rooms.
Shop - really nice and innovative.

Thank Hans L
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

If you are by Barranco, the bohemian neighborhood in Lima, you must visit MATE.
It’s a beautiful republican townhouse with an amazing exhibition by photographer Mario Testino.
Order a carrot cake at the cafe, probably the best one in Lima!

Thank Veronica G
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