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The Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum

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Address: Calle Retiro 160 | Miraflores, Lima LIMA 18, Peru
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+51 1 4412909
10:00 - 05:00
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This museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano, which...

This museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano, which contains selected pieces of ceramics and textiles, arranged chronologically to illustrate the development of weaving throughout Peru's pre-Columbian cultures, featuring special items from the Chancay culture.

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Wonderful pre Colombian textiles!

We spent two hours in this smallish museum with an expert guide who gave us invaluable information about the social and political lives of the Incas and their predecessors. This... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Miami Beach FL
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Miami Beach FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two hours in this smallish museum with an expert guide who gave us invaluable information about the social and political lives of the Incas and their predecessors. This was a welcome addition to all the wonderful textiles wes aw.

Thank aaabbmf
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this exquisite museum is like an invigorating yet mysterious chamber music performance. It is a deep exploration of pre columbia textiles (mostly), astoundingly well preserved and well curated( in spanish and english). The range, from large to small, abstract, bold or delicate fish in woven animation or feather garments that flutter with movement, exhaust descriptions. It was well worth the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

While searching for an activity that was open on Sunday, we happened upon the Amano Textile Museum. It held extraordinary treasures equal to those of the Anthropology and Archaeology Museum of Lima or the Museo Nacional de la Cultura. Many Pre Colombian groups are represented with ceramics, textiles, and tapestries. The pieces made of feathers were beautiful and well preserved.... More 

Thank Rosewards
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We were very impressed with this museum. The guides were very knowledgeable and had access to many drawers beneath the exhibits which were just as beautiful as what was on the wall above. The collection begins with the earliest examples os weaving and progresses through the various cultures until the Spanish arrived. The museum is on three floors and the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful museum with amazing textiles from various pre-Columbian eras that is absolutely worth a visit. The explanations are in Spanish and English and are extensive. The textiles are quite gorgeous and the restoration work is quite impressive.

Thank sophie707
Sweet Briar, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a beautiful museum with fibers that you cannot believe were handmade over 500 years ago. It blew me away. The signage is well done and the displays are beautiful. Well worth your time stepping back in history.

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Danville, California
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Beautiful museum that brought the history of the ancient peoples of Peru together through textiles. It was a lesson and fascinating. Would love to return someday. Very well done and amazingly beautiful textiles

Thank AKE94506
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 November 2016

It is a miracle that such old things are preserved beautifully. You can see the amazing fabrics of ancient Peru, unlike the world.

Thank yukikon2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. It is well laid out with beautiful displays. Has English and Spanish notes. Small but it still took us over an hour to see. Worth the ticket price.

Thank rdrahmann
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a beautiful museum with a collection of ancient peruvian textiles. Very well organized with enough information and high-quality display. You can tell that the curators are professional, know what they are doing, and care for the pieces. The staff are kind and welcoming. I will go back when I visit Lima... it is just an honor to see... More 

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