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Review of Museo Larco

Museo Larco
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US$12.50*
and up
Larco Museum Admission Ticket
Ranked #1 of 355 things to do in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pieces of art and historic things. The museum has a nice flow and has a lot of details and information you can read to understand the objects and learn about culture of the civilizations that lived in Peru.
The building itself is gorgeous and has a magical garden full of plants and flowers in bloom. A must!

Thank victoriagarcia23
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic collection of Inca and pre-Inca ceramics, gold and textiles, well displayed and explained in Spanish/English/Chinese/French in a beautiful building. The best museum in Peru.

Thank Marina T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to kick off our time in Lima. It was a great place to start, as it gives you an appreciation (in English) for all of the ancient cultures that make up Peruvian culture today. It was nice having this context as we moved thru Peru. The restaurant is also excellent.

Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Larco was a philanthropist who loved many things. His erotica room was a bit much to handle but it is hiding by the restaurant so don’t worry. Lots of birds around and beautiful cacti.

Thank Heart2Travel2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We adore the garden!

The collection and the information given by the staff really help you to get a glimpse of the sophistication of arts, culture, and history of Peru.

Highly recommended for someone who is a history geek!

Thank Jennifer J
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