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Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo

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Worth the trip to the centre of Lima

If I'm not mistaken it's the biggest mineral collection in Peru. Most (if not all, Peruvian in... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
AngloPeruvian
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Lima, Peru
Amazing and a must see museum in Lima

Andres de Castillo's Museum has an amazing well displayed collection of beautiful Peruvian... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
dkirwin
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Bangkok, Thailand
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It is the first Peruvian mineral´s museum that houses an outstanding collection of minerals, demonstrating their exquisite beauty,complexity and witness to the mining wealth of Peru. It also has significant exhibits of ceramic art from the Chancay...more
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Casa Belen - Jr. De la Union 1030, Lima Lima 01, Peru
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

If I'm not mistaken it's the biggest mineral collection in Peru. Most (if not all, Peruvian in origin). World class samples. Don't miss the UV and the Huacos at the back.

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Andres de Castillo's Museum has an amazing well displayed collection of beautiful Peruvian minerals, the best museum in Latin America. Furthermore there is are outstanding galleries with Chancey pottery and textiles which represent early Peruvian culture. There is a cafeteria with tasty cuisine and a...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I have never, and probably never will, see a bigger collection of minerals. It's pretty mind blowing. I didn't know that there where so many on the planet.

Thank Johan S
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Woaw! I love this place ♡♡♡♡♡ Very intense and with a lot of suspense ! I think its the place to be♡ God save "museo de los minerales"

Thank Adrien Z
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I went to see an overview of the minerals found in Peru, found a neat section on the Chancey Culture (900 AD-1500 AD). Great textiles and pottery, a peace loving culture that had governors and lords represented on their pottery instead of fierce Gods. All...More

Thank CFEIII
Reviewed 29 October 2016

You may wonder what has a museum devoted to minerals and crystals got to do with Andean art. But inside are 3-4 rooms which focus on Chancay art--the amazing work of one of the pre-Inca communities in Peru. In fact, this is probably the best...More

1  Thank tunai
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I'm glad I went into this museum. It took me a little while to work out how to get a ticket (tell the security guard, write your name in the book, go into the little shop to the left of the entrance and get one...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic collection of Peruvian minerals Lighting of the minerals isn't very good and really needs someone skilled to rearrange the specimens to allow them to be seen at their best . No photos allowed , not sure why . Fortunately I didn't realise this until...More

2  Thank Tom K
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I have been here twice with different people and it never disappoints. The minerals are amazing! Glow in the dark amazing! Please bring the children! It is a small museum with a collection that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Thank ola p
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Some years ago my cousin Andres died on parachute accident. My uncle Guido decided to make a memorial museum to showcase his geological collection of peruvian minerals and crystals. There are also some interesting pieces of pre columbian ceramics and textiles on display . If...More

1  Thank Hor-em-akhet
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