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Museo Larco, Lima

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#1 of 196 in Museums in Peru
Get in touch with ancient Peruvian history and culture with a visit to Museo Larco. The museum, known in particular for its expansive collection of ceramics dating back some 4,000 years, stands above an ancient pre-Columbian pyramid in an 18th-century viceroy's mansion. You can also see some remarkable hand-woven tapestries, as well as gold and jewels highlighting the wealth of some of Peru's ancient civilizations. Those looking for a more risque encounter can check out the collection of ancient erotic art pieces, which depict sex acts without shame or censorship. Enhance your experience with a guided tour of the museum, available in English. To visit Museo Larco and get the most from your holiday in Lima, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lima day trip planning app .
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  • One of the best experiences, it has one of the most important and attractive collections to know how our ancestors live in ancient times, which envelops you in an inexplicable way. Thanks to Miss Lourdes Elías, she gave us a very interesting guide that captures the attention of all the guide, throughout the tour, one of my favorite guides. They also have a beautiful garden that would spend hours in that place and its restaurant is magical and delicious. I'll be back a thousand times more.
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  • We stayed in Lima, but we did not have time to visit the museum that was far from our lodging. When we left Cusco, we made a long scale in Lima before we took the next flight to Brazil. We don't waste time! We took a taxi and went to the Larco museum. We needed lunch and for our surprise, there is a delicious restaurant inside with a view of the garden and good food. It was crowded with groups of tourists and yet we were very well attended. We opted for light meals. The food and lemonades were excellent. Then we went to the museum. We pay 30 soles per person. (No discount for children and seniors) They keep their backpacks during the visit. There is an explanatory video at the entrance that helped a lot to understand the remainder of the exhibit. The works are with subtitles in several languages and there are some explanatory cards in Portuguese, including, that facilitate a lot of understanding everything. There is a guided tour at certain times. The gardens are very beautiful for photos. We really like to visit this museum and not waste our hours at the airport.
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  • Fascinating overview of Peruvian history seen through the pottery, silver & textiles produced throughout the centuries by very industrious and creative societies. I've always thought of the Incas when considering Peru, but now realize after this trip that the Incas were at the tail end of a long line of peoples; Chimu, Mochica, etc. etc.; each of which made their own contribution to what Peru is today. Still wondering who invented the "stirrup & spout" pottery design...plenty of those at this nice museum. Very interesting "erotic" pottery section...makes you realize that humans aren't very different 1,000 years on...
  • I loved this place, it has some first guides, in English and Spanish. Because I was a student, they made me a discount on the ticket. It also has some spaces to relax like gardens and free water dispensers! And inside there is a restaurant and souvenir shop. They accepted the pics with out flash.
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