Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo, Lima

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 80 reviews on the web
Browse through important crystallized minerals, ceramics, and clothing as you make your way through Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo. Named after a mining engineer who died at age 21, the museum works to inspire future generations and act as a living museum of Peruvian artistic impression. The extensive collection of minerals has afforded Peru the title of one of the most prolific countries in the world for minerals. The museum also houses Chancay ceramics, dating from 900 to 1,500 CE. Meanwhile, the museum's collection of prints, textiles, and accessories document pre-Hispanic clothing in Peru. The museum is very elegantly organized, housed in a beautiful, restored historic house. To visit Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo and other attractions in Lima, use our Lima tour planner.
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  • I'm glad I went into this museum. It took me a little while to work out how to get a ticket (tell the security guard, write your name in the book, go into the little shop to the left of the entrance a...  read more »
  • Fantastic collection of Peruvian minerals Lighting of the minerals isn't very good and really needs someone skilled to rearrange the specimens to allow them to be seen at their best . No photos allowe...  read more »
  • Besides the beautiful collection of minerals, is worth the penalty visit it to appreciate the House, total and beautifully restored,
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  • Impressed so much! Special thanks to the people who work at the museum. Incredibly attentive, kind and open people.
  • The guide is very picturesque, German and Spanish only. It is a good place to see some fun way to chemistry... No theory, just rocks...
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  • Buenisimo
  • a pleasant experience
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  • knowing a little history... visit it
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