Mate Museo Mario Testino, Lima

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Mate Museo Mario Testino offers insight into the work and world of this famous fashion photographer. Now converted into a gallery, the art deco colonial style building displays the black-and-white portraits of Princess Diana that made Testino famous, next to photos of Peruvians wearing traditional costumes. See other portraits of Madonna, Kate Moss, and Giselle Bündchen, as well as the group photographs that the artist--surrounded with friends and family from his earliest childhood--remains particularly proud of. Apart from the permanent display featuring Testino's works, the museum often organizes contemporary exhibits of foreign artists. With our world travel planner, Lima attractions like Mate Museo Mario Testino can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We spent our morning visiting first the Osma museum featuring colonial art and then the MATE ggallery featuring the contemporary photo art of Mario Testino, a world renowned fashion and celebrity phot...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    It is a rescued House old, impeccable, a simple setting to enter immediately impact you the strength of the images of Testino. One achieve become impregnated with the force of his portraits looks and hear the author video, makes you understand its simplicity and passion for art. Each gallery is impacting you as one advances a place impossible not to visit.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Fantastic, impeccable. It is a museum small, ideal for lovers of photography, fashion and for those who want to spend a while admiring good pictures and some traveling exhibit also. She is close to the central square of Barranco.Hay parking for bicycles and the entrance is cheap. In less than an hour you can finish the tour including two floors. All very interesting.
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  • June 24, 2017
    Small but fine! Excellent images and wonderfully renovated old building. Take the combi ticket with the Pedro de Osma museum next door and save 6 Soles.
  • July 15, 2017
    Love Mario Testino and love the museum. A must see for any photography or fashion enthusiast.
  • May 6, 2017
    Testino was a photographer who moved around in high society circles in the western world. There are pictures here of celebrities and a room dedicated to casual pictures of Princess Diana.
  • May 15, 2017
    Great place for a quick cultural date, inexpensive but awe inspiring showcase of the best photography this side of the city.
  • March 14, 2017
    Tiny place but well worth the visit for anyone who loves celebrity and fashion photos ... i didnt realise he discovered Kate Moss

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