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Museo Larco

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Neighbourhood: Pueblo Libre
As featured in 3 Days in Lima and 3 other guides
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Address: Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
Phone Number:
+51 1 4611312
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

MUSEO LARCO OPENS FROM 9AM TO 10PM, DAILY. The Museo Larco is housed in an...

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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Good selection & good cafe

This was a great museum well organised and annotated. The cafe has a good menu and service was good. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great museum well organised and annotated. The cafe has a good menu and service was good. Highly recommended.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there on a later morning and spent about 2 hours in the museum. Huge collection of artifacts and there is so much more in the store room which is also open for a visit. I found it interesting though more could have been written in English. Well worth a visit.

Thank Cape068
New Westminster
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting museum to visit in Lima. Lots of great artifacts and pieces to see, predominantly pre Incan.

Thank Keglerdave
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Modern curation, a beautiful setting and an amazing collection. The cafe is excellent as well, set in the beautiful garden. A must see, even though it is perhaps a bit out of the way.

Thank Jessica D
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit far from the city center but definitely worth a visit. The building and the yard are very beautiful. All illustrations are clear and concise. The exhibition is well designed and organized. 非常漂亮的博物馆,外墙和院子里的花非常漂亮,外观看不出来是博物馆。展品很精彩,英文简介清楚精炼,非常值得前往参观。

Thank Michael Y
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you visit only one museum, it has to be Larco! Its very close to Miraflores! Amazing collection of pottery, ornaments, weapons and clothes from all peruvian civilisations! Very well explained ,no need to hire a guide IMHO. Give it atleast two hours! The erotic pottery section is quite amusing! The museum has pretty flowers all around it! Loved the... More 

Thank Lavi1205
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the best museum in Lima. The biggest collection of ceramics with separate section of erotic ceramic in different gallery in the garden. Perfectly organized and well kept with gold antiques, mummies and everything you can be amazed in Peru. Terrific garden and great restaurant on a site with outstanding cousine from Gaston Acurio. We enjoyed every minute there.... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is astounding and outstanding! There is so much to see and the majority of the exhibits are in fantastic condition.

Thank Wendy B
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is full of treasures worth viewing. A short walk from any hotel, you won't be disappointed if you stop here.

Thank SDJanef
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great way to get a highly concentrated overview of Peruvian history.The quality of the displays is as good as it gets anywhere. Pottery, jewelry, and fabric displays are spectacular, as it the 4 star restaurant. Take a tour.

Thank Doug H

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