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Get in touch with ancient Peruvian history and culture with a visit to Museo Larco. The museum, known in particular for its expansive collection of ceramics dating back some 4,000 years, stands above an ancient pre-Columbian pyramid in an 18th-century viceroy's mansion. You can also see some remarkable hand-woven tapestries, as well as gold and jewels highlighting the wealth of some of Peru's ancient civilizations. Those looking for a more risque encounter can check out the collection of ancient erotic art pieces, which depict sex acts without shame or censorship. Enhance your experience with a guided tour of the museum, available in English. To visit Museo Larco and get the most from your holiday in Lima, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lima day trip planning app.
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Tours to Museo Larco
$15 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line: Larco Museum Admission Ticket Skip the Line: Larco Museum Admission Ticket
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
$260 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Full-Day Best of Lima Tour Private Full-Day Best of Lima Tour
Duration: 8 hours
$187 BOOK WITH VIATOR Experience Lima: Gastronomic Evening at Larco Museum with Private Guided Tour Experience Lima: Gastronomic Evening at Larco Museum with Private Guided Tour
Duration: 4 hours
$114 BOOK WITH VIATOR Larco Museum, Pisco Old Tavern and Magic Water Circuit Evening Tour Larco Museum, Pisco Old Tavern and Magic Water Circuit Evening Tour
Duration: 4 hours
$201 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit
Duration: 11 hours
$101 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lima Must-See Landmarks Small-Group Tour Lima Must-See Landmarks Small-Group Tour
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
$36 BOOK WITH VIATOR Surf Classes for Beginners (Children and Adults) in Lima, Perú Surf Classes for Beginners (Children and Adults) in Lima, Perú
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
$123 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lima City Tour, Chatedral, Convent of Santo Domingo and Larco Museum Half Day Lima City Tour, Chatedral, Convent of Santo Domingo and Larco Museum Half Day
Duration: 4 hours
$2,166 BOOK WITH VIATOR 7 Day Peru Private Journey: Lima, Cusco, Maras, Ollantaytambo & Machu Picchu 7 Day Peru Private Journey: Lima, Cusco, Maras, Ollantaytambo & Machu Picchu
Duration: 7 days
$69 BOOK WITH VIATOR Visit to the Larco Museum in Lima Visit to the Larco Museum in Lima
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
$71 BOOK WITH VIATOR The Larco Museum Cultural Experience (Small Group) The Larco Museum Cultural Experience (Small Group)
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Museo Larco reviews
Our visit to the museum was wonderful. This true was a must see stop in Lima. One of the most beautifully displayed and preserved part of history and culture I have seen. I look forward to returning..... more
Our visit to the museum was wonderful. This true was a must see stop in Lima. One of the most beautifully displayed and preserved part of history and culture I have seen. I look forward to returning..... more »
Very interesting museum. We had excellent tour guide and she explained history of Peru and artifacts. Without the guide it would be not easy to understand.
Very interesting museum. We had excellent tour guide and she explained history of Peru and artifacts. Without the guide it would be not easy to understand. more »
A spectacular, informative museum in Lima., where thousands of artifacts on display in pristine condition. Afterwards at in the restaurant which was very good!
A spectacular, informative museum in Lima., where thousands of artifacts on display in pristine condition. Afterwards at in the restaurant which was very good! more »
I have two teenage boys who are much more into outdoor adventure than visiting museums. However, we felt like we should visit at least one museum during our trip to Peru and picked the Larco Museum. It was a great choice and we all really enjoyed it. The collection is very impressive and displayed in an easy to appreciate manner. Signs are provided in 6 languages including English for each display. In addition to the collections, the grounds themselves are quite nice. We spent about 2 hours there in total. We took Uber from our hotel both directions, which was very easy. There were a decent number of people there, but it was not crowded at all.
One of the best tourist places both for foreigners and those of us who live here. It has things that show how broad our Peruvian culture is. The infrastructure, the content of the museum and even the restaurant are very well done. In my opinion, you should go once to get to know and live the experience that the museum service can offer you.
What a great treasure of Peru, rich in pottery from many past societies on Peru soil. We paid for the 1 hour guided tour in English, which was thorough, then dined at the good restaurant on premise. Note the primary museum is above in the main building; the erotic artifacts are separate, down below off the courtyard. The tour and museum ticket covers both.
A wonderful trek though a breathtaking collection of more than 45,000 pieces of South American history spanning millennia and civilizations. Everything from ceramics to textiles to weapons to funerary bundles containing real mummies to ceremonial assignments: there's really too much to cover in one day. Pro tip: try to set up a guide to walk you through the museum and fill in the gaps and make your trip doable in an hour or two. For a guide try Lima Tours (they offer tours in English and Spanish and transportation to and from your hotel)!
Beautiful museum. The building is relatively small, but the exhibits do a great job showcasing different the stages of Peruvian history. The entire place is very well maintained and the amount of pottery that they have in their collection is just ridiculous.
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