Museo de Arte Contemporaneo


The permanent collection at MAC is a quick study but visiting exhibits, such as a David LaChapelle retrospective, are major draws. There's also a good on-site cafe and a sculpture park (free access) with shady lawns that provide a good city respite for families. Guided tours available in English.

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1. Lookout

0.54 MILES

A cliffside lookout set amidst walking and cycling paths, look overhead to see paragliders on clear days.

3. Puente de los Suspiros

0.87 MILES

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4. Lookout

1.07 MILES

A cliffside lookout set amidst walking and cycling paths.

5. Parque del Amor

1.11 MILES

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6. Museo Mario Testino

1.16 MILES

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7. Museo Pedro de Osma

1.21 MILES

Housed in a lovely beaux-arts mansion surrounded by gardens, this undervisited museum has an exquisite collection of colonial furniture, silverwork and…

8. Casa de Ricardo Palma

1.28 MILES

This house was the home of the Peruvian author Ricardo Palma from 1913 until his death in 1919. A listless tour is included in the price.