Museum of Archaeology and Pre-Columbian Civilizations lima, Peru

Museo Larco

Museum of Archaeology and Pre-Columbian Civilizations Lima, Peru

Museo Larco  00532866

The Larco Museum is located in the Pueblo Libre district, in an impressive 18th century colonial mansion built over a 7th century pyramid. It was created in 1926 by the famous Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle to share his passion for archaeology and pre-Columbian civilizations. The museum overlooks a colourful garden that won the prize for the best garden in Lima in 2009 in its category. It has recently been renovated and displays a remarkable collection of pre-Columbian art including crowns, earrings, nose ornaments, garments, masks and vases, and jewelry finely wrought in gold and decorated with semi-precious stones. The Larco museum is also one of the few museums in the world that allows tourists to go into the storage area. In total, there are more than 45,000 pieces to enjoy, making the Larco Museum an unforgettable and unique experience.

Team-teaching guides accredited by the Larco Museum trained in pedagogy of museums and heritage interpretation. Tours available in: Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese.

 Museo Larco.

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