Museo Larco Herrera
The chronological overview of 3,000 years of history takes you through pre-Inca cultures and pre-Colombian 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.
The museum is housed in an 18th-century vice-royal mansion, built over a 7th-century pyramid and surrounded by leafy gardens.
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.
Tours & Tickets
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
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Discover the history of pre-Inca cultures and admire pre-Columbian artifacts on this four-hour private tour of two of Lima’s most notable museums. You'll visit ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)