Founded in 1926 by Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle, the Museo Larco or Larco Museum showcases remarkable ... More
Founded in 1926 by Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle, the Museo Larco or Larco Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries that provide a thorough overview of 4000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. It is located in an 18th-century vice-royal mansion built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid and surrounded by a stunning garden. The Museum features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous Erotic gallery, one of Peru's most visited attractions. Larco is one of the few museums in the world where visitors have the unique opportunity to enter the storage area and view its 45,000 classified archaeological objects. Museo Larco's masterpieces are recurrently exhibited in the world's most prestigious museums. Visitors should also stop by the restaurant Cafe del Museo or the Museum Gallery Shop that sells certified replicas of the Museum's most exceptional artifacts.
We had a wonderful time in the museum learning about all the civilizations of Peru.
The gardens are incredibly beautiful and the café is delicious. We loved the deserts there (the lucuma mousse was a real pleasure for the mouth. The Lucuma is a typical peruvian fruit).
The Museo Larco is absolutely great! I went there with my family on our trip in Peru, the guide told us that it has the biggest gold collection of Peru! I dont really like museums normally but I wasnt bored at all, I even wanted to learn more in the end!
This museum is awsome, the new galleries basically took my breath away, the museography is very interesting! In the first galleries, you get to know about all the pre-Columbian civilizations in a geographical and chronological way. Then the visit becomes more thematic: Textiles, jewelry, sacrifice, the Syncretism (the fusion between the Pre-Columbian and Spanish artistic style)!
We had a fascinating time there, dont miss it!
The place is beautiful, there are lots of flowers (winter and summer). The pieces of art are amazing and very complete (from all the peruvian civilisations). The guides are so good that you barely get bored. And moreover, the café of the museo is delicious !
I reallly recommand it.
I loved this museum, and having a piece of cake in the cafe is simply the best. The tour we took included a visit of various museums downtown, but I do admit the Larco Museum was the one we prefered: the halls are well organized and I was glad to learn about the habits and beliefs of all the civilizations (thumbs up for the Sacrifice Gallery!)
After a terrible journey in Lima combis (god I dont know how on earth they put up with those stressful vans!!!), the visit of the Larco museum really enlighted our Sunday afternoon! The museum is quiet and peaceful, the archaeological pieces are fascinating, we got to know a lot about the customs and habits of pre Columbian civilizations: their conception of the world divided in 3 layers: the sky represented by a bird, or the heaven, the earth, represented by a tigre, or the world of the human beings and the underworld represented by a frightening snake that reprensents death.
Those 3 aspects are represented on various pots and objets in the Larco Museum, it was so interesting to try to look for it!
We then enjoyed the gardens and had a nice cup of coffee in the restaurant.
And finally took a CAB to get back to our hotel!
I have to admit I was really impressed by this museum, the place is just amazing and the collection is breathtaking, I wasn t expecting such a great afternoon! I particularly enjoyed the storage zone, it is well organized and full of treasures!