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Museo Larco

Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
+51 1 4611312
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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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“erotic pottery” (203 reviews)
“beautiful museum” (166 reviews)
“storage area” (75 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
Pueblo Libre
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"erotic pottery"
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"beautiful museum"
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"storage area"
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"pre columbian art"
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"erotic section"
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"incan artifacts"
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"amazing collection"
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"main museum"
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"private collection"
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"several languages"
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"museum restaurant"
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"floor to ceiling"
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"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday

Larco Museum could be just the best museum not only in Lima, but the whole Peru. A lot of very interesting artifacts and impressive silver and cold royal utilities. You will need at least 3 hrs; no needs for the hired guide - just look...More

Thank Joseph K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a must to vusit it. Since you arrive, bouganvillas of many colors welcome you. An exquisite garden. The Inca Time gold art pieces are stunning. I was very impressed with all the stone and ceramic object; part of this collection. Don't let to...More

Thank VIVIANA253
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Private collections of archaeological relics and items which are maintained to a very good condition . Items like gold jewellery , porcelain and weapons and mummies Beautiful garden with plants and flowers Another room of collection of Erotics exhibits ( interesting )

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I teach the ancient South American civilizations and societies to my high school history students. It was such a treat to see it come alive in this incredible museum which highlights the contributions from a number of pre-Columbian groups as well as shows the interactions...More

Thank Rebecca K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you go to Lima you really want to visit this museum, the garden is amazing even during the autumn was flourish and the Inca Collection is the most important in Peru. You really have a great time there.

Thank SandraBezerra
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum is great, but the restaurant is fantastic. A beautiful garden setting with impeccable staff and delicious food! 5+ Stars!!

Thank pepallama
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited with my husband this great museum, i wanted t visit this interesting place many years ago because some friends told me that was one of the best museums in Peru, they had reason, i saw a great variety of inca pieces like ceramics,...More

Thank Anika v
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately, this museum is very poorly curated. This is doubly sad because the collection is quite varied and extensive. There is no apparent order in the presentation and stuff is coming apart. All but a few stores outside are abandoned, and the ones still open...More

Thank GerardPri
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In the Larco museum you will find different pieces of the Peruvian indigenous cultures. Fabrics, ceramic utensils, jewelry in silver and gold. In addition, the museum has beautiful gardens and a first class restaurant that will allow you to spend an unforgettable morning or afternoon....More

Thank Ismael H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

30 Peruvian Sol entry (£7 GBP approx). Fascinating private collection set in a beautiful estate and gardens. Highly recommend a visit for those interested in pre-Columbian art. Complimentary water available. Restaurant, gift shops and clean toilets.

Thank Surrinder S
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Octaviosky
27 May 2018|
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Response from Bing W | Reviewed this property |
Yes..very safe parking just outside the museum. Enjoy Lima!!
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TBIRDMAN
3 March 2018|
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Response from charles g | Reviewed this property |
no mummies per se but several displays of armor and personal items of several warriors with history explained
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Joanne B
5 July 2017|
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Response from Mariana W | Property representative |
Hi everyone! Sorry for my delayed answer, I hope I can still help you. At the front desk of the museum you can ask our staff to call for a secure taxi, we work with a safe company, and can track the car and driver after the... More
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