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Home Videos & Articles Three Must See Museums in Lima

Three Must See Museums in Lima

Larco Museum - Located within a beautiful colonial mansion dating from the eighteenth century, and built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the seventh century.  Here visitors can take a complete tour of 3,000 years of the history of pre-Columbian Peru, and appreciate extraordinary collections of exotic art, gold and silver, and textiles made from plant fibers, among other objects produced by the ancient inhabitants of Peru.  In addition, those who come to the museum will have the opportunity to enter its deposits and enjoy more than 45,000 archaeological objects carefully organized.

Archaeology, Anthropology and History Museum - The oldest museum in the country, which includes the famous house where Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín lived.  It houses an extraordinary collection of textiles, figurines, stone tools and metal articles made in the pre-Hispanic period, in addition to artwork of the Cusquenian School and the colonial and republican states. 

Pedro de Osma Museum - The magnificent Pedro de Osma Museum, in the old residence of the Osma family, was built in 1906 in a French and eclectic style.  It hosts the personal collection formed by Don Pedro de Osma between the years of 1936 and 1937.  A connoisseur of the vice regal Peruvian art, he gradually formed a familiar patrimony of remarkable objects of the most varied sorts and techniques that reflect Peruvian art of the 16th-19th centuries.  All the pieces are lodged and originally arranged in exhibition.  In the style of the European palace-museums of the 19th century, this one is not to be missed.

 

Enjoy the beautiful city of Lima, Peru!

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