Museo Larco

Museo Larco, Lima: Hours, Address, Museo Larco Reviews: 5/5

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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GAJ 93
London, UK61 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Solo
A must visit in Lima ,The entrance fee of 35 soles is worth it .I did not take a guide as everything was written in English /Spanish/French/German .
Very clear to follow and enjoy on your own.Pics are allowed .One hour is enough if you are in a hurry .I was there in new year so I booked to enjoy the restaurant .food is good but extremely noisy and loud if you are sitting in the gardens for lunch .I opted to sit inside for more tranquil time
Very clean and Covid mediates are followed
The artifacts are pre Columbian and they are beyond imagination (if you are interested in that era) .The visit will complement your Peru visit at the end or give it a great entrance .
Written 11 January 2022
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Heike G
Muenster, Germany12 contributions
Dec. 2021
This Larco museum is a must see when visiting Lima and the guide was marvelous, he helped us to appreciate and value all what is display here.
Amazing collection very interesting to see
Written 1 January 2022
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Harvey W
London, UK6 contributions
Dec. 2021
This museum is a must see stop when visiting Lima, the items on display will blow your mind, and their guides are amazing
Written 11 December 2021
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Kelsey L
8 contributions
Nov. 2021
This museum is totally worth your time to visit displaying an exquisite collection pre-Columbian art pieces and span the several South American civilizations and our guide so knowledgeable
Written 2 December 2021
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Raedel G
12 contributions
Nov. 2021
Went to Museo Larco from our airport hotel our first day in Peru.
Use Taxidatum to get there! This museum has a very extensive collection of artifacts and was definitely worth a couple hours. There is also an excellent restaurant, but make a res.
Written 21 November 2021
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MarkMM55
Denton, TX952 contributions
What a fantastic museum reflecting the history of Peru and its ancient cultures. The number and quality of artifacts is just astounding! We had a guide from the museum with us to explain the exhibits and to interject bits of knowledge that we would have no way to know. Highly recommend such an experience. Our guide after giving us a tour of the main museum asked if we wanted to see another part…the erotica exhibit…that takes another thirty minutes. He said some from the U.S. have opted not to visit this part and I would not recommend it for young children. It was, however, both enlightening and humorous in parts. Yes, the ancient cultures did have a sense of humor, but they were pretty explicit in the depiction of erotica. Still, go with an open mind and enjoy the work of these ancient cultures.
Written 16 November 2021
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billk2345678
Reno, NV464 contributions
Nov. 2021
This was a well presented fairly compact presentation of Inca history and culture with some truly excellent examples in textiles, gold and metals, and ceramics too. Of special note is the erotic collection, a rarely documented subject in any ancient culture. It is a do not miss, you will learn something. There are also extensive overflow galleries which you can traverse. Finally, an afternoon at the restaurant in the dramatic gardens at Larco would be a fine way to end a visit. Reservations would be required once travel gets back to pre-Covid times. Museum and lunch both if you can make it work, a lovely late morning through mid-afternoon.
Written 13 November 2021
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Wing_anda_Prayer1210
Fort Myers, FL570 contributions
Nov. 2021
This museum contains the pre-Inca collections of a father and son. There are over 45,000 objects. A lot of them are lined up in glass cases in the collection rooms. The other rooms are set up with up-to-date museum cases featuring selected items and descriptions. There is an entire section of erotic figures and pottery. Beautiful gift shop, onsite restaurant, and lovely garden.
Written 10 November 2021
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GBVilamoura
Vilamoura, Portugal48 contributions
Nov. 2021
We asked our concierge, "We only have time to visit one museum in Lima, which one do you recommend?" She suggested Mueo Larco. It features objects from every era of Peruvian civilization. It is easy to get through in a timely manner. And, the restaurant is a fantastic way to end your visit.
Written 2 November 2021
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nathi89443
Geneva, Switzerland34 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Probably one of the best museums in Lima: it covers the history of many precolumbian civilizations of Peru, with wonderful artifacts which are well presented in a modern environment and with explanations in several languages. The introductory video is also well made and interesting. We spent 2h there.
Written 30 October 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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