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Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo

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Address: Casa Belen - Jr. De la Union 1030 (Frente a la Plaza San Martin), Lima Lima 01, Peru
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+51 1 4332831

It is the first Peruvian mineral´s museum that houses an outstanding...

It is the first Peruvian mineral´s museum that houses an outstanding collection of minerals, demonstrating their exquisite beauty,complexity and witness to the mining wealth of Peru. It also has significant exhibits of ceramic art from the Chancay culture (900-1400) as well as textiles from before 1532 and paintings from vice-regal times.

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Minerals to last you a lifetime

I have never, and probably never will, see a bigger collection of minerals. It's pretty mind blowing. I didn't know that there where so many on the planet.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never, and probably never will, see a bigger collection of minerals. It's pretty mind blowing. I didn't know that there where so many on the planet.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Woaw! I love this place ♡♡♡♡♡ Very intense and with a lot of suspense ! I think its the place to be♡ God save "museo de los minerales"

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

I went to see an overview of the minerals found in Peru, found a neat section on the Chancey Culture (900 AD-1500 AD). Great textiles and pottery, a peace loving culture that had governors and lords represented on their pottery instead of fierce Gods. All in all worthy of a visit, within a block of the Plaza San Martin. In... More 

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

You may wonder what has a museum devoted to minerals and crystals got to do with Andean art. But inside are 3-4 rooms which focus on Chancay art--the amazing work of one of the pre-Inca communities in Peru. In fact, this is probably the best collection of such art in Lima. The artifacts are of very high quality and in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

I'm glad I went into this museum. It took me a little while to work out how to get a ticket (tell the security guard, write your name in the book, go into the little shop to the left of the entrance and get one there) but once I was in I pretty much had the place to myself. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic collection of Peruvian minerals Lighting of the minerals isn't very good and really needs someone skilled to rearrange the specimens to allow them to be seen at their best . No photos allowed , not sure why . Fortunately I didn't realise this until I had nearly finished touring it , so I had taken quite a few photos... More 

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I have been here twice with different people and it never disappoints. The minerals are amazing! Glow in the dark amazing! Please bring the children! It is a small museum with a collection that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Thank ola p
Lima, Perú
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Some years ago my cousin Andres died on parachute accident. My uncle Guido decided to make a memorial museum to showcase his geological collection of peruvian minerals and crystals. There are also some interesting pieces of pre columbian ceramics and textiles on display . If you are interested in learning more about peruvian geological richness this is the place to... More 

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Reviewed 6 May 2016

Having this visit you'll understand how rich is this country. They have a large collection of all the minerals you can find in Peru and it is unbelievable to see all that resourses. They also offer programmed visits to schools including games to preserv the knowledges.

Thank Harold M
Raigad, India
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

Quite different. Very simple, similar to Peruvian style. However was good and had great couple of hours. Good to visit on rainy days.

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