Museums of Lima
Duration: 3 1/2 Hours Aprox.
Price: US $ 30.00
The World's great museums are located in capital cities, and Lima is no exception with two of Peru's most important museums located here. They exhibit the finest works of pre-Columbian art from the ancient Peru.
National Museum of Peruvian History, Anthropology and Archeology: The museum is located in a colonial house, where viceroys and libertadores once lived. It is considered to be the most significant and complete museum in Peru. Here you will find famous stone monuments such as the "stela Raimondi" and the "Obelisco Tello" from the formative period (-1000 BC). Also housed in this museum is the most significant collection of ancient textiles, ranging from the pre-ceramic period to the Inca era. The museum also exhibits an important assortment of metal artifacts from Ancient-Peru.
The "Larco" Museum is an antique mansion (17th Century) from the viceroyalty period, built on a pre-colombian pyramid that dates from the 8th century. this impressive museum contains the famous Erotic Art Chamber and holds the Exquisite Collection "Gold and silver from ancient Peru". These pieces are known worldwide, and have been displayed in the best museums around the world. The Larco Museum is the largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian art in the world.
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