Explore one of the largest and most impressive pre-Columbian art collections in the world. This tour takes you to Lima’s Museo Larco, a museum that is set in an 18th-century mansion built atop a pre-colonial ruin.
- 3 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- Any time between Thu Jan 01 1970 10:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) and Thu Jan 01 1970 19:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Founded in 1926, the Larco Museum has more than 40,000 ceramic pieces and 5,000 pieces of gold and textiles. There is a textile with 398 threads per inch (a world record), Mochica funerary masks, ceramic vessels, and all sorts of gold and silver jewelry used by pre-Columbian rulers. In the Cultures Gallery, you can learn about Peru’s pre-Columbian history—this gallery provides travelers with background on the various cultures that existed in pre-Columbian Peru. The Larco Museum also has a large collection of Moche erotic pottery.
This tour also includes a visit to the bohemian district of Barranco. In total, the tour lasts about 3 hours.
The Larco Museum is one of Lima's most interesting and fun museums. The museum hosts an exciting collection of ceramics, gold, silver, erotic art, and textiles.
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What to Bring
Comfortable shoes and camera.
Guide and entrance fee to museum.
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Fernando seemed to know the museum like the back of his hand. We would never have understood the museum’s exhibits without him in such a short time. What he was able to add was definitely more than just reading the signs or taking an audio tour. He was really amazing. FYI - the restaurant there was slow, didn’t seem to be able to handle the late lunch crowd.
Museum is awesome. We ate dinner at the restaurant. Beautiful gardens, and ambiance. The food was just not very good and too pricey.
The museum's book was an excellent buy - highly informative!
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Encounter Peru’s most famous collection of gold during this tour. Lima’s Gold Museum is a huge private collection of gold pieces, many of which date to pre-Columbian times.