Museo Larco

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

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11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
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!
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SHFT54
Miami, FL1,028 contributions
Apr 2022
Definitely worth a visit. Not an overly large exhibit. You can easily visit for under 2 hours depending on your interest level. The artifacts are great and diverse, especially the quite hilarious erotic museum. The grounds are covered in bougainvillea flowers and walking the grounds is a must for anyone that loves landscaping even half as much as my wife.
Written 22 May 2022
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Monpetit
Vannes, France1,102 contributions
Apr 2022
exceptional coollection and very good explanations but sometimes too much artefacts in a room
the Larco in Cusco is the quintescence of this one
Written 21 May 2022
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Terry F
3 contributions
May 2022 • Family
This museum is impressive, became My favorite during my visit In Perú. At The beggining was not sure but once there simply love it.
Written 20 May 2022
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Crafts42
2 contributions
Great collection of artifacts representing the long history of Peruvian cultures. I did not know there were such civilizations before the Incas.
Written 17 May 2022
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Constanze S
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
A must see museum un Lima, we liked it a lot, was a Greta experiencia and we learned a lot about Peruvian history
Written 1 May 2022
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Chazvey
Toronto, Canada118 contributions
Apr 2022
When you enter this museum, there were lots of flowers and orchids along the path to the museum, I believe, and it just made the experience much better.

The museum is a good start for your trip to Peru, you will learn lots about the history of Peru and its earlier inhabitants, especially the Inkas.

It is a bit far from Miraflores, where I stayed but it was an easy Uber ride to there.

They also had a restaurant which I heard serves great food but I decided on eating my lunch in a similarly popular restaurant or even more popular, La Mar Cevichería Peruana.
Written 30 April 2022
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jeff h
World5 contributions
Mar 2022
a gem showcasing ancient Peru civilisations including Inca: collections including sculpture, quipu, earth ware, precious metals, etc. Presentations are beautiful. Court yard and cafe inside are oasis within a busy city. highly recommend.
Written 23 April 2022
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eternaltravel18
New York City, NY7 contributions
Apr 2022
The restaurant attached to the museum has amazing food and drinks. And so is the museum. Beautiful location. Must visit!
Written 20 April 2022
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andresit0
Athens, Greece330 contributions
Apr 2022
A very nice museum with a lot of information about prehistoric Peru (right up before the Spaniards conquistadores - butchers).
It is very well conserved with lovely plants. The restaurant was also great!
Written 16 April 2022
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark793 contributions
Apr 2022
The museum is good but compared to what you get I think it's overpriced. There's an erotic museum next to the restaurant so remember to do that as well.
Written 13 April 2022
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Museo Larco is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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