Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo, Lima

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Browse a collection of micro minerals and crystallized pieces at Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo, which also houses Chancay ceramics and textiles dated to before 1532. Although ostensibly dedicated to the mining history of Peru, the museum's collection of clothing and ceramics make it of interest to anyone looking for a broader view of the country's history, before and after the arrival of European settlers. The museum is very elegantly organized and housed in a restored historic house. Add Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo to your Lima travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lima travel route builder website .
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  • Would you rate it as good but there is no such category. The collection of minerals is very good and is presented in a very detailed manner. The fluorescent mineral room stands out. I believe that interactivity, missing what could be solved with a small workshop or game, the inclusion of touch screens with questions, etc. The building is very nice.
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  • I loved meeting this museum. The Walter is your strong point, explains everything from the history of the site until about the minerals are there. Not to mention the beautiful story of the creation of this museum. At the end of the visit is worth taking a snack in the charming Café that they have.
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  • Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit this interesting Museum relatively new and little-known. It is very interesting especially for people that like to combine knowledge and culture with recreation and relaxation. It can very well be done alone, in couple or family or study for students with their teachers visit. The fluorescent mineral room I think it should be a broader room but it is one of the biggest attractions. I think that a portion should be traveling exhibition and other permanent in order to generate a mobilization and a periodic visit from people who are interested in culture. With the exhibition on the Chancay culture is very good. I welcome the initiative to make this Museum in a place with a beautifully preserved architecture which unfortunately is already low in Lima by the real estate Boom and the lack of preservation of heritage architecture of the city.
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  • Unique and true to the natural beauty that lies deep in the soil of this rugged land. The rock,minerals are spectacular and displayed beautifully. The building housing the museum is a gorgeous rebuilt mansion dating back to 1606 with part of its history as the American Embassy in Lima. Peru has a significant mining history and this museum display the beauty of it in a wonderful building in a great location . Make this a stop, it wont take long.
  • Impressed so much! Special thanks to the people who work at the museum. Incredibly attentive, kind and open people.
  • Love this museum! Would recommend to anyone!
  • Wonderful, simply amazing, the best collection of rocks of the Peru is there... If you like the mineral world, if dazzle you the secrets of nature, this is your place. Do not leave Lima without discovering it. Thanks Guido for sharing your treasures with the world... my rating is 4 by the staff.
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  • The Bethlehem House is considered a historical monument; Republican-style it was restored and she shows display of minerals of Peru, Chancay pottery, some pre-Hispanic textiles and an exhibition of the process of restoration of the House Museum. A visit recommended in the historic centre of Lima.
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