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Casa Museo Mario Vargas Llosa

Av Parra 101, Arequipa, Peru
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Technical Marval

We live in Arequipa and most Saturdays we are looking for interesting cultural attractions... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
David M
All you need to know about Mario Vargas Llosa

To be honest, I had never heard of the author, although I must have heard the name when he won the... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Athens, GA
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Av Parra 101, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We live in Arequipa and most Saturdays we are looking for interesting cultural attractions. Although I had never read any of Mario Varas LLosa's works, I knew he was a famous writer. We were impressed with their technical presentation using holograms and movies to tell...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

To be honest, I had never heard of the author, although I must have heard the name when he won the Nobel prize in Literature. A surprising multimedia presentation through several rooms describing various aspects of his life. Really almost a tour of the 20th...More

Thank running_ricardo
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Perhaps the best thing we did in Arequipa. The museum exceeded all our expectations with it's set-up and the use of technology to take us into the mind and life of a great writer. It's inspirational to see how much one man has accomplished. The...More

Thank Kevin d
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I love Vargas Llosa so I really wanted to visit the museum, nevertheless, when I got there and they told me the visit lasts more than 2h, I must say I panicked a little... After a very boring video about how they built the museum...More

Thank RitaJardim
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Going to a house-museum may not sound like the most exciting thing to visit at first hand... However, this is an exceptional and super entertaining museum where there is no time to get bored! Through original decoration, manuscripts and realistic set ups this museum takes...More

Thank Hugo P
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting Museo Mario Vargas Llosa was a very good idea. The visit was guided very good and gave us a lot information about the writer. I recommend it.

Thank Luzmariaadj
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The Mario Vargas Llosa surprised and impressed me at evey turn. Set in his birth home, the museum is well organized and modern, with holograms and videos that are strangely rendered but never-the-less endearing, rooms representing geographic locations the author lived in, and some artifacts...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 16 May 2016

If you enjoy the writings of MVL, then this is a very worthwhile experience. The decor is extremely well-done, and there are holograms and short movies throughout the trip. The idea is that the houses of other Latin American Nobel winners are traditional museums, and...More

Thank Francis H
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This was one of the best museums i have ever visited. The base of the museums were the guide and holographic movies. Unfortunately the guide spoke Spanish only. With guiding in English i would have given full score

Thank Arild B
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

This is really worth a visit. But be warned its all in spoken Spanish. The location on the map isn't quite right and locals didn't know where it is, so may take a time to find. There is a whole sequence of rooms for each...More

Thank Graham T
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