Three Great Museums to See in Lima

Three Great Museums to See in Lima, Lima, Peru (B)

No one can accuse Lima of having a dearth of museums. In fact, the problem is more about choosing which ones to visit! There are many ranging from small to large, private collections to publically funded, historical to artsy, and many others. While the ultimate choice of museum will largely depend on your interests and time, there are three museums in Lima that I think are worth checking out.

This is largely regarded as one of the best (or even the best) museums of Lima. It is located in an 18th-century mansion that apparently used to belong to a viceroy. There is also a large garden, bursting with flowers of all sorts of colours, making Larco Museum probably one of the prettiest museums you’ll ever visit. Tours are available but I preferred to read the placards on my own. The one downside to this place is the price – it is expensive…but worth the price if you tend to enjoy museums.

The displays within the museum are wonderfully presented, well planned out with detailed descriptions. The displays date back to 7000CE and come from various cultures around Peru. Items include pre-Colombian ceramics, gold and silver metal works, and textiles made with vegetable or animal fibres. The most famous collection at Larco Museum is a tucked away display of erotic ceramics. It’s a giggle fest but when you actually take the time to read the signs, you realize the ceramics had deeper meaning to the ancient Peruvians than we juvenile modern folks realize. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Three Great Museums to See in Lima
Guide Location: Peru » Lima
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kendra Seignoret
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Larco Museum
  • National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History
  • Museum of the Central Reserve Bank

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