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Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI

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Address: Paseo Colon 125 | Parque de la Exposicion, Lima, Peru
Phone Number:
+51 1 2040000
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI holds the most representative art...

The Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI holds the most representative art collection in Peru, tracing 3,000 years of history from the earliest Andean civilizations until modern times. Known as the Palacio de la Exposición, the building that is now home to the museum is located at the entrance to the Lima's historic center and is one of the earliest and most important works built using the new technique of cast-iron construction. On the second floor you will find 34 recently renewed galleries with a selection of the most important works of our collection. MALI has an active program of temporary exhibitions throughout the year which covers the highlights of local and international art. The temporary exhibition galleries, as well as the Café MALI, store, auditorium, library and education area, are located on the first floor. ***Free admission every Thursday from 3:00 P.M.***

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Great introduction to Art and History in Lima

Great introduction to Art and History in Lima, Peru. The second floor is the main art on our visit. As you walk through the gallery, you see the art as it occurred during time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great introduction to Art and History in Lima, Peru. The second floor is the main art on our visit. As you walk through the gallery, you see the art as it occurred during time periods. I would suggest this be your first museum if you're not up on Peru and it's art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum hosts a wide range of art and artisanal craft ware from Perú spanning thousands of years of history. The pre-Colombian pieces are beautiful, but are similar to ones you can find in many museums of former Incan territories. The most spectacular piece was "The Funeral of Atahualpa." I had the privilege to see "Night Watch" in the Rijksmuseum... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the museum itself and its collection of 19th century art. In particular we loved the monumental painting of the funeral of Atahualpa by Luis Montero. Unfortunately the shop let them down. Clearly like many people before me, I like to buy a book when I have visited a museum but they had no English books left. they just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great time spent... this beautiful building host the largest and most well presented art collection in the city of Lima.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the best museum we visited while in Lima. Well worth the time and you can take a lunch break and go back in with your entrance ticket.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We spent about 2 hours in the museum and we could have stayed much more to thoroughly study the vast collection of works of art, representative of pre-Incas civilizations as well as colonial art and paintings of the recent history of Peru.There is an audio guide app that you can download on the spot,as the museum has open wifi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have been going to the museum since I was a child, before it was renovated...it is a breathless collection of all periods of Peruvian art and absolutely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Very impressed with how well the exhibitions in this museum are curated. The English blurbs alongside the artworks are very well written. I learnt a lot about how Lima society shaped the art style of the time and vice versa. The security guards are extremely helpful and will point you in the right direction as it is a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

A museum with a big variety. Old Peruvian pottery from centuries ago, paintings from the colonial era, pictures and drawings from the previous century and also modern art. Some furniture is also available to gaze upon. Artistic Peru in a nutshell. Browse the collection for just a few hours or stay longer for a more in-depth excavation. The building is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The MALI is located in the same park of the more famous Museo Metropolitano de Lima. However, upon arriving there we were told that de Metropolitano has been closed for over an year, so we gave MALI a try. The MALI supposedly is focused on contemporary art but there was a big historical and archaeological exhibition there, so I assume... More 

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