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Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI

Paseo Colon 125 | Parque de la Exposicion, Lima, Peru
+51 1 2040000
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The Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI holds the most representative art collection in Peru, tracing 3,000 years of history from the earliest Andean civilizations until modern times. Known as the Palacio de la Exposición, the building that is now home to the museum is located at the entrance to the Lima's historic center and is one of the earliest and most important works built using the new technique of cast-iron construction. On the second floor you will find 34 recently renewed galleries with a selection of the most important works of our collection. MALI has an active program of temporary exhibitions throughout the year which covers the highlights of local and international art. The temporary exhibition galleries, as well as the Café MALI, store, auditorium, library and education area, are located on the first floor. ***Free admission every Thursday from 3:00 P.M.***
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Paseo Colon 125 | Parque de la Exposicion, Lima, Peru
+51 1 2040000
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a quick look at this museum, as we were short on time, but found ourselves wishing we had more time to do it justice. We were fascinated by a wonderful Nazca exhibition, and couldn't tear ourselves away! So glad we managed to see...More

Thank WanderingGekko
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum in a park setting, covers pre-Colombian pottery to contemporary art. Very well laid out. Has a small cafe.

Thank rizadorojo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a national holiday and were forced into a group tour of the museum. We are big museum goers and left the tour frustrated. We really wanted to take our time and visit areas of interest. It seemed odd to be forced into...More

Thank WanderingOso
Flavio C, General Manager at Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear WanderingOso, Thank you for your feedback and for your visit to the museum. I am sorry you were not able to fully enjoy your visit to MALI. During the last week of July we have a special event for the national holiday and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is very well set up. Top floor is a overview of art mase in peru, whoch gives a great impression of the peru born artists. Museum is spacious, well set up.

Thank worldtravellerTom
Reviewed 2 July 2017

If you want to do a crash course, it has a nice presentation of the History of Peru, good location and nice and open

Thank Rodolfo O
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is such a lovely art museum. I am not very passionate about art, but this was a beautiful place to visit. I imagine that art-lovers would be over the moon about this museum. Please note, it does not seem like a very child-friendly museum.

1  Thank Kylie C
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Very interesting collection of art in a beautifuol building. We got there a bit late but were let in for a discounted rate and saw as much as we could. I wish we had had more time.

Thank Pixie E
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The MALI has a very nice collection of NASCA & other pre-Spanish artifacts. They have a nasca exhibiit right now. The pottery & clothing artifacts are extremely well preserved & very interesting. It also has a variety of Peruvian art & artifacts. I went with...More

1  Thank Shawn7295
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Our guide took us here to explain some of the features of pre-Columbian and Inca culture. We were very impressed by the pottery, seeing how the different cultures, including the Incas, learnt from one another in producing artefacts. Our guide then interpreted for us the...More

1  Thank Tony S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

If you are interested in post-Colombian Peruvian art and pre-Colombian artifacts this museum will be for you. Their pre-Colombian collection has some amazing pieces. However it lacks the depth of the Larco Museum's collection. It will be of less interest to the general art museum...More

Thank peter t
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27 December 2016|
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Response from Susy S | Property representative |
Tour Guides are available from Tuesday to Saturday. You can also download the "MALI App", a free video and audio guides application for iOS or Android. Free Wi-Fi is available inside the museum.
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1 September 2015|
Response from _blodwynlanders13 |
It is 30 Peruvian Soles for non Peruvians.. It does not cover the temporary exhibit. Every Thusday from 3pm entrance is free