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Museo Larco

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Bolivar 1515 | Pueblo Libre, Lima Lima 21, Peru
Pueblo Libre
+51 1 4611312
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All reviews erotic pottery beautiful museum storage area pre columbian art incan artifacts erotic section amazing collection private collection museum restaurant several languages floor to ceiling on display peruvian history huge collection inca and pre inca pueblo libre nice restaurant
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent 2-3 hours at the Larco Museum and found it really useful for learning about Peru's Inca and pre-Inca history. There is a really nice restaurant attached to the museum to have a meal after the visit.

Thank Sivagajan V
Reviewed yesterday

I spent the whole morning in this museum without getting bored. If one is interested in pre-columbian Peruvian history, this place should not be skipped. The exhibition is of great quality and the collection of potteries/jewels is superb! I recommend the guided tour and a...More

Thank Rungioia
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here with my wife one evening (it stays open until 10]. It has an extensive collection of ancient artifacts from many of the cultures that have occupied Peru, including ceramics, silver and gold. It is laid out well and the building and grounds are...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed yesterday

Private museum, very clean and nice. Great collects from Pre and post Inca. We had a private tour guide that explained everything with the collections. Has a very nice restaurant at site but we did not dine there. Nice gift shop. We enjoyed it very...More

Thank Run_ar0und
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A friend who used to live in Lima recommended Museo Larco and I did not regret visiting it at all. It was the private residence of Rafael Larco and it exhibit much of what used to be a private collection of Rafael Larco himself!! An...More

Thank Cherilia P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped by on a private tour with Integrity Tours on our way to fly home. This museum is a fascinating place you should not miss. We also ate dinner in their beautiful restaurant.

Thank Chris V
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Museo Larco particularly because we had a very knowledgeable guide who explained the significance of all the artefacts and was able to select the essentials of this huge collection. I’m not sure an individual visitor would be able to...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our experience at the museum. It was far more informative than the Inca museum in Cusco and the exhibits were beautifully put together. I absolutely loved the garden courtyard and if I'd had more time I would have definitely enjoyed a meal...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arguably one of the most important collections of pre-columbian artifacts. In addition, the museum is owned and managed by the direct descendants of the founder. As such, it is very well maintained. The restaurant is also very good; but again, it is in Lima :)

Thank travelerNtourist
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Larco Museum in Lima is one of the best archaeology museums in South America. The founder's extensive collection of Moche pottery (don't miss the fascinating erotic collection) is amazing!

Thank lewishe2002
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Response from Bing W | Reviewed this property |
Yes..very safe parking just outside the museum. Enjoy Lima!!
March 3, 2018|
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Response from charles g | Reviewed this property |
no mummies per se but several displays of armor and personal items of several warriors with history explained