If you are looking for a unique cultural experience in Lima, a tour the best museums in Lima is definitely an excellent option. Peru’s capital has a wealth of museums that are home to some of the region’s most impressive collections of art and historical artifacts.
On this tour, we’ll take you on a visit to some of Lima’s most notable museums, where you can admire works of art from Peru’s historical painters, learn about the country’s history and culture and enjoy the beauty of the different schools of art, with awe-inspiring permanent and temporary exhibits.
So if you appreciate art, culture and history, don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover Lima’s rich history and cultural heritage on this Lima museums tour.
Day 1: Museums of Lima (Museum of Anthropology and Archeology and Larco Museum) - 03h30m tour
In a single excursion, we will visit two beautiful viceregal mansions that house the most important collections of gold, ceramics, textiles and art of pre-Hispanic Peru.
We will start by visiting the Museum of Anthropology and Archeology , it is the oldest state museum in Peru. Its importance lies in the varied cultural heritage that they exhibit in their exhibition halls. Ceramics, textiles, metals, organic and lithic material and human remains preserved with techniques that still surprise specialists.
Then, founded in 1926, the Larco Museum shows galleries of 3000 years of development of the history of Pre-Columbian Peru. It is located in a colonial building of the eighteenth century, which was built on a pre-Columbian pyramid of the seventh century.
This impressive museum is divided into different rooms, shows unique pieces in ceramics, textiles and metals. We can observe its stores with more than 45,000 pieces of ceramics and the erotic art room.