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  • Address: Avenue Bolivar 1515
  • Hours: 9am - 6pm
  • Admission: Adults: 30 Nuevos Soles


Larco Museum (Museo Larco)

To help you get your head around Peru’s centuries of history and culture, visit the well-regarded Museo Larco Herrera in Lima, housed in an 18th-century vice-royal mansion, built over a 7th-century pyramid and surrounded by leafy gardens. The chronological overview of 3,000 years of history takes you through pre-Inca cultures and pre-Columbian art, to present-day interpretations of pre-Hispanic ceramics.

The museum is structured in a series of galleries, and its highlight is the fine collection of Inca gold and silver jewelry and artifacts, studded with prized lapis lazuli, turquoise and amethyst. Painted pottery vases and tools are also displayed, along with elaborately fashioned metal ware, cotton and feather textiles. A unique feature of the museum is that visitors are granted access to the storage area, where 45,000 objects are arranged and cataloged.

If you’re looking for high-quality souvenirs, the gift shop sells a selection of reproduction pre-Colombian ceramics, textiles and 18 carat jewelry, as well as luxury alpaca clothing.

Practical Info

The Museo Larco Herrera is just off Avenue Bolivar, between Lima’s historic city center and the beachfront suburb of Miraflores.

Tours & Tickets

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Lima in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour, Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Experience all the quintessential attractions and activities of Lima in one busy but fun day! This full-day Lima tour combines city sightseeing with a seaside ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.99

Experience Lima: An Evening at the Larco Museum with Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Experience one of Lima’s top museums at night! This evening out includes a guided tour of the fascinating Larco Museum, full of pre-Columbian artifacts like ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.99
$117.55 Save $18.56

Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit Evening Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Experience two of Lima's top attractions on this evening tour. With your guide, first visit the Larco Museum (Museo Larco) to learn about pre-Columbian culture ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.99

Lima Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Tour plus Larco and Archaeological Museums

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Combine a city sightseeing tour with Lima’s two best museums on this Lima Combo Tour! You’ll see the city’s top attractions and learn about the history of Peru ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.99

Private Tour Lima City Tour and Larco Museum Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Reviews

Explore the modern and colonial side of Lima, plus get an inside look into the Larco Museum on a private tour. You will admire incredible buildings and ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00

Day Tour of Lima with Ocean View Lunch

Visit the urban side of the city of Lima, the Historic Centre until Lima's Plaza de Armas. Visit the Cathedral of Lima, Casa Aliaga, an old residence of ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: Flexible

From USD $89.00

Larco Museum Admission Ticket

Larco Museum is TripAdvisor's top attractions in Peru after Machu Picchu, as it offers an engaging overview of Peru’s extraordinary history through its ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: Flexible

From USD $12.00

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