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MATE - Mario Testino Museum
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Half-Day Bohemian Barranco and Museum of Mario Testino Mate Tour
Ranked #17 of 350 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 August 6, 2013

I've been to the MATE a few times now and I have enjoyed it immensely each time. I've seen the past exhibit with the models and the current exhibit of the traditional dress from Cusco. Both exhibits were excellent with the current exhibit being my favorite. Be sure to ask for a headset with you tour so that you can hear about the history of each garment and a bit about where the photos were taken. The audio is in both Spanish and English.

There is also a lovely cafe on site and a gift shop. Another great plus is that it is right next-door to the Pedro de Osma museum making it an easily combinable afternoon adventure.

Thank Kate R
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Mario Testino is an icon in models and hollywood stars photography. The restoration of the house is excellent taste and the exhibitions too. It is a short visit, while ypu walk around Barranco.

Thank Guillerm0G
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Enjoyed this very much, and our visit to a different area of Lima. The photos of traditional regional costumes of Peru were outstanding.

Thank BarbaraElizabeth
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Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Paid 15 soles with my credit card. Exhibit is to small and I didn't know they changed it. Did not see the supermodels photographs.
The giftshop is very expensive. Who does he think he is?
The current ethnic photos of Peru are very nice, should cost less.

2  Thank uvamon
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Do not miss the chance to see some of Testino's bests images created for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Allure, V Magazine and The Face. Nude and fashion, two concepts in one space seducting the visitors shot after shot. Images with such an expression and freddom that only Testino can get an capture from a model. And we are talking about the most beautiful women dressed and undressed by the genius of this peruvian photographer. MATE also offers a nice café to grab something after or before the visit and a little shop with souvenirs and great photo books.

Thank LadySeamaster
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