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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
Pueblo Libre
+51 1 4611312
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Musea Larco was one of our first stops in Peru. The museum contained some amazing artifacts if not some rather strange erotica. The exterior of the museum in covered in flowers which make for some great photo ops.

Thank VancouverGinger
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great experience at the Larco Museum. The displays are obviously unique and memorable; the building itself, the setting and the cafe were also excellent.

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This collection is Pre-Colombian art is beautifully presented, well described in a few languages. The pottery collection is huge and amazing. The garden is also worth seeing.

Thank BazzaAdelaide
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this Museum. Based on a private collection it has a super array of pre Inca, Inca and colonial artifacts. Presented in a very effective and modern way.

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 5 days ago

They have a movie in English for tourists, but I think you need to make reservations in advance for them to play it, or get there at the right time. They have a separate, small building kinda hidden by trees or their erotic sculpture, which...More

Thank Strongbygod
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum with our guide. It was amazed to find that, not only the displayed collection items were precious and valuable, the warehouse of the museum was even more interesting. Since it was a private collection, the volume of the collected items was...More

Thank Winnie T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautifully curated. If you are interested in indigenous cultures of Peru, then this is the place for you.

Thank Mari3256
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A private collection of over 45,000 ceramic and gold artifacts from Pre-Columbian cultures. Amazing and beautifully displayed.

Thank PepePitMD
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is one of the coolest collections of historical inkas pieces. You will have the chance to see so many scultpures, and pieces of the different stages of the inkas civilization. At the end of the walk, ask for a tour guide if you can...More

Thank Patty C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a tour guide to take us around this museum; we were here for only 3 hours (our timescale) and it was rushed. There's just so much to take in. Without the aid of our guide, we would not have appreciated the exhibits and...More

Thank DarrenRW73
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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
Richard B
17 April 2017|
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Response from Mariana W | Property representative |
Hi Rick and thank you Deb for your perfect answer! Museo Larco is open until 10 p.m. and dinner at Café del Museo can be served until 9:50 p.m., when the kitchen closes and no more orders are taken. I hope you had a good... More
Richard B
17 April 2017|
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Response from jdocBaltimore | Reviewed this property |
I would make a reservation. Check hour locally or on line.