Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo, Lima

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Browse a collection of micro minerals and crystallized pieces at Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo, which also houses Chancay ceramics and textiles dated to before 1532. Although ostensibly dedicated to the mining history of Peru, the museum's collection of clothing and ceramics make it of interest to anyone looking for a broader view of the country's history, before and after the arrival of European settlers. The museum is very elegantly organized and housed in a restored historic house. Add Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo to your Lima travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lima travel route builder website.
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  • We stopped in here because we really, really like rocks. And we've been to many rock museums (thinking of you, Houghton, Michigan). But the truly remarkable thing here is that all these rocks are...  more »
  • If minerals aren’t your thing, don’t let that discourage you from visiting this wonderful museum! As one of few museums in central Lima open on Mondays, and conveniently located close to the...  more »
  • Fantastic building, from the outside and inside. So... I love mineral expos! Haha I was actually looking forward to see this museum. Their collection is big and has a lot of information. It’s a good place for people who like rocks like me or if you want to kill some time and you happen to be around the area. Give it a go. The entrance fee is not expensive. It’s not a MUST of Lima but for me it was exactly what I wanted to see. Clean, good temperature and safe.
  • Nice collection of minerals, ceramics and some textiles.
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