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“Best museum to visit in Arequipa”

Casa Museo Mario Vargas Llosa
Ranked #26 of 100 things to do in Arequipa
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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 you into his great literature and interesting life. After three days in Arequipa, this was the highlight of the stay. (Only in Spanish though, but great for children too)

Thank Hugo P
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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.

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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 of Llosa's. There is not much to photograph, but the museum's narrative on Llosa's life is highly visual and entertaining. Compared to other museums I've been to in Peru, this one is completely twenty-first century made. The tour was in Spanish only, and lasts two hours, which pass by quickly. I thought I would need more background info on Llosa before going, but the museum lays out his impressive life better than any introductory reading could achieve. I would not miss this museum if in Arequipa, especially if you have any interest in the Boom, or the literary currents of the second half of the twentieth century.

Thank Steven S
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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 this is the only one that offers a state of the art three dimensional experience. That said, you must have a good understanding of Spanish, as everything is in that language. You need to book ahead, as there are set times for the showings. You cannot simply show up. Overall, extremely worthwhile, as it shows the various life stages of MVL and his influences. My only recommendation is that one of the guides needs to improve his customer relations skills.

Thank Francis H
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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
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