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Museo Larco

Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
+51 1 4611312
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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!
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  • Average2%
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“erotic pottery” (200 reviews)
“beautiful museum” (158 reviews)
“storage area” (74 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
Pueblo Libre
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+51 1 4611312
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"erotic pottery"
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"beautiful museum"
in 158 reviews
"storage area"
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"pre columbian art"
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"incan artifacts"
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"erotic section"
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"amazing collection"
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"main museum"
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"private collection"
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"several languages"
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"museum restaurant"
in 43 reviews
"floor to ceiling"
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"on display"
in 156 reviews
"peruvian history"
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"huge collection"
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"pueblo libre"
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Reviewed yesterday

I booked a private evening tour of the Museo Larco through Viator when I was traveling in Lima during a week-long solo trip. So worth it. The driver picked me up on time at a designated meeting place in Miraflores. It's about a 25-minute drive...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to visit in Lima! You can either plan a morning visit with lunch after or afternoon visit with dinner at their beautiful restaurant with outside sitting. You don't get overwhelmed with history information, simple layout, amazing pottery collection! Their Begonia flower wall is...More

Thank Frenda F
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful museum! There is also an upscale restaurant on the premises with fantastic food. The area outside of dining is perfect for simply sitting and absorbing the sun!

Thank Nicola M
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great half day treat, lots of old world works of art, the grounds are immaculate! Easy walking tour!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there with my family and young children. Took a guided English tour with Guissepe. I was so impressed with his knowledge and what was more impresionable for me was that my kids were interested in the tour. They asked questions which Guissepe explained well...More

Thank Maria B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Needing a taxi to get to tbis excellent museum..well worth it! Full of interestimg exhibitions with excellent info translated into a number of languages. So interestimg with amazing artefacts and not all Inca and very wrll presented. Pre Inca artifacts and huge selection of non...More

Thank lynne65925
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this museum created by the Largo family and with 45000 items on display. It is spread over several small low tide buildings and outside are fantastic gardens to enjoy. There is a restaurant and gift shops to rest s while with gorgeous music and...More

Thank julie_fearn
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is relatively small but with a very rich collection of exhibits relating to the culture of Peru. We went to see it on our first day and it gave us a very good introduction to Peru’s history and helped us understand better things...More

Thank Vered A
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The organizer who put together our Peru tour recommended this museum and we are SO glad we visited heret. Housed in the beautiful home of a gorgeous estate in the middle of the city, this museum surprises both inside and out. We were fortunate that...More

Thank kinderjude
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Museo Larco had an amazing collection of Peruvian historic art, especially vases, pre Columbian pottery and figurines. The characters that were depicted were quite interesting. They even had a section on sexual acts which were very graphic. The restaurant is upscale and more expensive than...More

Thank terrence c
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TBIRDMAN
4 March 2018|
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Response from charles g | Reviewed this property |
no mummies per se but several displays of armor and personal items of several warriors with history explained
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Joanne B
5 July 2017|
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Response from Mariana W | Property representative |
Hi everyone! Sorry for my delayed answer, I hope I can still help you. At the front desk of the museum you can ask our staff to call for a secure taxi, we work with a safe company, and can track the car and driver after the... More
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Richard B
18 April 2017|
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Response from Mariana W | Property representative |
Hi Rick and thank you Deb for your perfect answer! Museo Larco is open until 10 p.m. and dinner at Café del Museo can be served until 9:50 p.m., when the kitchen closes and no more orders are taken. I hope you had a good... More
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