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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
Pueblo Libre
+51 1 4611312
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A really superb collection held in family trust for a spectacular review of an often over-looked history of this building block of humanity. If a student if human history, this must not be missed.

Thank William J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The exhibition of Peruvian historical artifacts left me in awe. The displays were top notch and allowed for perfect viewing of every detail. The descriptions of each exhibit were in several languages. The rooms were set up to allow for a nice flow and eased...More

Thank dave0388
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this museum and spent several hours enjoying the collection. This is a private owned museum and the Larco family has been collecting since the 1920's. There is pre Colombian pieces and ancient Peruvian art. The gold, silver, and ceramics were incredible. There is...More

Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is small in size but not content. There are incredible pieces of pre-Incan art. The explanations that accompany the exhibit are interesting as well. Also, it is physically a beautiful site with so many flowers and plants and a lovely cafe. Don't miss...More

Thank BrooklynBound2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

We certainly understand why this museum is so highly rated. Very well done. 30 soles for admission. 30 more for a 1 hour guided tour in your language, absolutely worth it. Good explanations of the exhibits but very small print. Be sure to catch the...More

Thank ernieLoomisCa
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a small museum to visit in 90 minutes that contains a very well rounded view of the evolution of art in ancient and post-columbian art. The restaurant is a very nice bonus.

Thank Werekeke
Reviewed 4 days ago

During our 2 week visit to Peru this was the best place overall for learning about the comprehensive history of the area. We learned so much and wished we would have went earlier in the trip. We also had dinner here and although the setting...More

Thank ShanStorm
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is a little gem. A 45 minute/1 hour visit provides an introduction to a world class collection of pre-Columbian pottery and exquisite Inca and pre-Inca gold. Excellent presentation cases and lighting, good explanations. Beautiful setting.

Thank DW123418
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beautiful grounds and restaurant were a nice surprise to a museum that houses so many antiquities. I loved that it was not too big of a museum so you did not feel overwhelmed trying to see everything within the museum. I was amazed at...More

Thank JillVanD2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful white Spanish colonial style building with lovely flowers and plantings house this museum of artifacts collected by one of Peru's first archaeologists. Displays are well lighted and descriptions in English. There is highly rated restaurant which I didn't try and two gift shops. Unfortunately,...More

Thank SoAmertransplant
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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
18 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
18 April 2017|
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Response from jdocBaltimore | Reviewed this property |
I would make a reservation. Check hour locally or on line.