Attractions

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Museo Larco

In an 18th-century viceroy’s mansion, this museum offers one of the largest, best-presented displays of ceramics in Lima. Founded by pre-Columbian collector Rafael Larco Hoyle in 1926, the collection includes over 5…
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Museo de Arte de Lima

Known locally as MALI, Lima’s principal fine-art museum is housed in a striking beaux-arts building that was recently renovated. Subjects span from pre-Columbian to contemporary art, and there’s also guided visits t…
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Impakto

Located on the 1st floor of a towering and dark office building, this contemporary art museum has a glass facade that reveals just enough of the stark white interior to pique your interest. Both national and interna…
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Museo de Oro del Perú

The now notorious Museo de Oro del Perú, a private museum, was a Lima must-see until 2001, when a study revealed that 85% of the museum’s metallurgical pieces were fakes. It reopened with an assurance that works on …
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Museo Nacional de Antropología, Arqueología e Historía del Perú

Trace the history of Peru from the pre-ceramic period to the early republic. Displays include the famous Raimondi Stela, a 2.1m Chavín rock carving from one of the first Andean cultures to have a widespread, recogni…
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Museo de la Inquisición

A graceful neoclassical structure facing the Plaza Bolívar houses this diminutive museum where the Spanish Inquisition once plied its trade. In the 1800s, the building was expanded and rebuilt into the Peruvian sena…
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Convento de los Descalzos

At the end of the attractive Alameda de los Descalzos, all but forgotten, is this 16th-century convent and museum, run by the Descalzos (‘the Barefooted,’ a reference to Franciscan friars). Visitors can see old wine…
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Museo Banco Central de Reserva del Perú

Housed in a graceful bank building, the Museo Banco Central de Reserva del Perú is a well-presented overview of several millennia of Peruvian art, from pre-Columbian gold and pottery to a selection of 19th- and 20th…
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Museo de la Cultura Peruana

About half-a-dozen blocks west of the Plaza San Martín, on a traffic-choked thoroughfare, resides the Museo de la Cultura Peruana, a repository of Peruvian folk art. The collection, consisting of elaborate retablos …
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Museo Taurino

Plaza de Acho, Lima’s bullring, was built on this site north of the Río Rímac in 1766. Some of the world’s most famous toreadors passed through here, among them the renowned Manolete from Spain. A visit includes a f…