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Museo Larco

Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
+51 1 4611312
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MUSEO LARCO OPENS FROM 9AM TO 10PM, DAILY. The Museo Larco is housed in an exquisite 18th century vice-royal mansion, built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The museum’s galleries exhibit the finest and most magnificent gold and jewelry treasures from Ancient Peru and the renowned erotic collection, one of Peru’s most celebrated attractions. Founded in 1926 and located in Lima, the Museo Larco holds the largest and most important archaeological collection of Ancient Peru in the world. Peru is known worldwide thanks to the legendary Inca Empire on the Andes Mountains; however few are aware that this society existed only for the last 100 years before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores. The Museo Larco portrays to the visitor an engaging narrative, recounting 5000 years in the development of Peru’s pre-Columbian history; thus becoming the ideal means to understand and enjoy Ancient Peru. On the Museum’s terraces overlooking its vibrant and stunning gardens, find Museo Larco´s Café restaurant, where one can savour the best of Peruvian and International cuisine.All in all, it’s accurate to say that to become fascinated by Peruvian history, the journey begins at Museo Larco!
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Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
Pueblo Libre
+51 1 4611312
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Reviewed yesterday

I loved the pottery and all the gold and silver Mr. Larco has collected for us. The artefacts in the museum were largely collected by a single individual who had inherited large tracts of land and led his farm labor to collect what they found....More

Thank Edgar H
Reviewed yesterday

It is wonderful and a miracle this collection of ancient artifacts was preserved! It is tastefully laid out, and then just when you are think you are done, you may visit the storage area of VASTS amount of ceramic work. Wow!!!

Thank Deryn W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our flight out of Lima was delayed 12 hours so we took a taxi to this museum. We are all so thankful that this happened like it did because the history we learned in this beautiful museum made the balance of our time in Peru...More

Thank Leslye H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a trip through Peruvian history this was something a bit different. We went with a local guide which did enrich the experience. The main part of the museum contains a wide variety of exhibits that range from the pre-Incan, pre-Spanish and on through. Our...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited the museum as part of my tour. This is a private collection that came about after artifacts we're discovered on the owners property. The collect gives an in-depth look into pre-Inka and pre-Columbian xmcivization. The property is beautifully landscaped and has a gift...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the first museum and tour for our 2 week trip to Peru. What a way to start out. The grounds were beautiful with all types of plants growing everywhere. Nice place for lunch. The pottery was displayed very nice and there are extra...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 5 days ago

The outside of this museum is already worth visiting by itself! I was mesmerised by the flowers and cactuses, also the building is so pretty! As for the exhibitions, they're incredible and super well organised. I visited Larco museum with a local guide, which made...More

Thank LilidPG
Reviewed 5 days ago

This beautifully curated museum in its sumptuous setting is an absolute must for anyone interested in knowing more about Peru's wonderful history. Don't miss the hilarious and very naughty erotic section which has eye-popping examples of early Moche pottery depicting every possible permutation on having...More

Thank Dilolwa
Reviewed 5 days ago

I spent a couple of hours at the Larco Museum and enjoyed it very much. I took a private tour with the guid PILAR TEJADA who was excellent, very motivated, extremely knowledgeable and who answered all my questions. Very interesting to learn about all the...More

Thank Vivian H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn’t thrilled on waking up early to visit the museum, especially on the day I was returning home, but I admit I was glad to be convinced by my colleague to make a quick stop by the museum before heading to the airport. We...More

Thank SeHm66
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Joanne B
4 July 2017|
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Response from Mariana W | Property representative |
Hi everyone! Sorry for my delayed answer, I hope I can still help you. At the front desk of the museum you can ask our staff to call for a secure taxi, we work with a safe company, and can track the car and driver after the... More
Richard B
17 April 2017|
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Response from Mariana W | Property representative |
Hi Rick and thank you Deb for your perfect answer! Museo Larco is open until 10 p.m. and dinner at Café del Museo can be served until 9:50 p.m., when the kitchen closes and no more orders are taken. I hope you had a good... More
Richard B
17 April 2017|
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Response from jdocBaltimore | Reviewed this property |
I would make a reservation. Check hour locally or on line.