Museo de la Nación
Recommended for top-end touring and custom itineraries throughout the Andes.
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Gay-owned tour agency based in Lima, with a multilingual website.
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Museo de la Nación information
A brutalist concrete tower houses the catch-all Museo de la Nación, which provides a cursory overview of Peru’s civilizations, from Chavín stone carvings and the knotted-rope quipus (used for record-keeping) of the Incas to artifacts from the colony. Large traveling international exhibits are also shown here (often for an extra fee), but if there is a single reason to visit this museum, it is to view a permanent installation on the 6th floor called Yuyanapaq . The exhibit, named after the Quechua word meaning ‘to remember,’ is a moving and beautifully installed photographic tribute to the Internal Conflict (1980–2000) created by Peru’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission in 2003. For students of contemporary Latin American history it’s an absolute must-see.
From San Isidro, you can catch one of the many buses or combis (minivans) heading east along Av Javier Prado Este toward La Molina.