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“Great introduction to life and works of Vargas Llosa!”

Casa Museo Mario Vargas Llosa
Ranked #28 of 100 things to do in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
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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 period of his life to work through, so allow two hours. It includes state of the art holography with the great man himself speaking and even interacting with his characters. There are clips acted out from some of his novels including the Green House which bring things to life, although potentially a spoiler. Overall one of best museums in Arequipa, some of the others could learn a lot from this.

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Reviewed 8 September 2014

This is a new attraction in Arequipa, the birth place of the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa. The museum is a state of the art place which just opened less than a month ago. It is an excellent interactive place which goes over the author's life. Unfortunately the place has no website and no clear information about how to get tickets, hours of operation, the fact that you need to book a reservation ahead of time, etc. So since I was in Arequipa I heard (word of mouth) about the place and decided to go on my last day there. It turned out that I needed a reservation and I had to beg to be accommodated in a group which was scheduled to start the visit at 11:45 am but the visit actually started 1/2 hour later since they were not quite ready (the students with whom I went had been waiting since 10 am). Of course I could not stay for the entire visit since I had another engagement at 1:30 pm. So, the bottom line: excellent place to visit but very specific information about the place is needed.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile
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