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Museo Larco, Lima

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Contact: 51 1 461 1312
Open Hours: Daily 9a-10p
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. Don't miss the restaurant Cafe del Museo or the Museum Gallery Shop that sells certified replicas of the Museum's most exceptional artifacts.