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Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI

Paseo Colon 125 | Parque de la Exposicion, Lima, Peru
+51 1 2040000
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The Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI holds the most representative art collection in Peru, tracing 3,000 years of history from the earliest Andean civilizations until modern times. Known as the Palacio de la Exposición, the building that is now home to the museum is located at the entrance to the Lima's historic center and is one of the earliest and most important works built using the new technique of cast-iron construction. On the second floor you will find 34 recently renewed galleries with a selection of the most important works of our collection. MALI has an active program of temporary exhibitions throughout the year which covers the highlights of local and international art. The temporary exhibition galleries, as well as the Café MALI, store, auditorium, library and education area, are located on the first floor. ***Free admission every Thursday from 3:00 P.M.***
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Paseo Colon 125 | Parque de la Exposicion, Lima, Peru
+51 1 2040000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a good collection of pre-Columbian pottery as well as some art from the Spanish occupation and some contemporary art. Generally an interesting museum.

Thank esusse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a musem where you get history plasmed in many floors with paintings sculptures and another handmade objects and representations, The building itself is so wonderful, very secure place and with good guiders to enjoy and learn more easily what you are visiting.

Thank sonalitid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park behind is a wonderful place to be to relax, have a bite and people watch. Get a taxi there and back rather than walk.

1  Thank Nat S
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Specially like the Nazca exhibition and the all the ancient history in general! Have many different parts in it, like clothes, spanish art, different sculptures- compared in time. Also it's very big so take a lot if tine to see everything- 2 floors with many...More

Thank ksenia4
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The museum has an incredible collection from pre-Colombian artifacts to contemporary art which will give you an idea of how Peruvian art has evolved over the centuries. The pre-Colombian section is absolutely amazing... it's impressive to see how modern designs of thousands years ago can...More

3  Thank cor90
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely visit. The building itself is quite beautiful, and the way they arranged the collection really paints you the complete picture regarding peruvian art. You start by ancient art made by indigenous people, then you go to colonial times and their over...More

Thank Nelly G
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is the best exhibit I have seen in Lima. It is interactive and very user friendly. Great for kids!

Thank Marianne B
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We took a quick look at this museum, as we were short on time, but found ourselves wishing we had more time to do it justice. We were fascinated by a wonderful Nazca exhibition, and couldn't tear ourselves away! So glad we managed to see...More

Thank WanderingGekko
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This museum in a park setting, covers pre-Colombian pottery to contemporary art. Very well laid out. Has a small cafe.

Thank rizadorojo
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We visited on a national holiday and were forced into a group tour of the museum. We are big museum goers and left the tour frustrated. We really wanted to take our time and visit areas of interest. It seemed odd to be forced into...More

Thank WanderingOso
Flavio C, General Manager at Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear WanderingOso, Thank you for your feedback and for your visit to the museum. I am sorry you were not able to fully enjoy your visit to MALI. During the last week of July we have a special event for the national holiday and we...More

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26 December 2016|
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Response from Susy S | Property representative |
Tour Guides are available from Tuesday to Saturday. You can also download the "MALI App", a free video and audio guides application for iOS or Android. Free Wi-Fi is available inside the museum.
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1 September 2015|
Response from _blodwynlanders13 |
It is 30 Peruvian Soles for non Peruvians.. It does not cover the temporary exhibit. Every Thusday from 3pm entrance is free