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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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“beautiful museum” (153 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Some of the best pre Columbian artifacts you will see anywhere. Separate Pre Colombian erotic art section. A beautiful peaceful setting, with a great restaurant too! Spend a couple of hours or the whole afternoon.

Thank diegocdc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited with four children, ages 15, 13, 9 and 6. The museum offered us a tour catering to children of various ages and it was a big hit. They have a beautiful collection of ceramics and tapestries. Quite possibly the best in Perú. The...More

Thank Herman V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place! You can book a private tour at the Reception Desk (we had to wait 1 hour, but that was fine). It cost 30./S for two. I highly recommend the restaurant - excellent food, atmosphere and service. Manuel and Jesao were awesome. Wonderful afternoon...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Prepare to spend at least 2 hours to walk through all the exhibition rooms even without a guide. Fascinating information and great collections everywhere. Must visit their garden café if time permits--a truly beautiful place.

Thank Lai L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very good museum about the Peru culture, have also a good restaurant and is not far from BnB Casa Guadalupe

Thank Arina T
Reviewed 6 days ago

My daughter and I visited Museo Larco today. The Museum is beautiful with an amazing collection of pre-Columbian art, beautiful gardens, and a wonderful restaurant. Gabriella was our tour guide and she was wonderful. She spoke excellent English, was extremely knowledgeable about the collection. We...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll find an amazing art collection that will most likely impress you quite a bit. For me, it was a perfect start in my Peru trip as I went to the museum in a private tour on my second day. Afterwards, I felt equipped to...More

Thank austinroach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent English speaking guides available for private tour. Great place to visit and enjoy when in Lima.

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Larco museum was included in a private tour. The grounds were gorgeous, beautiful flowering trees and amazing cacti. The museum was well curated. We ate at the cafe and enjoyed their delicious seafood and friendly and attentive staff.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to this museum before visiting other museums in Lima, Peru to obtain a well rounded view of Indian life and history. This private collection by a man who dedicated his life researching Peru history is outstanding. The place describes each exhibit in various languages...More

Thank clarkat44
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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.