Mario Testino Museum (Museo Mario Testino MATE) Tours

Set in a restored, 19th century mansion in the Bohemian district of Barranco, the Mario Testino Museum in Lima is a powerful collective of contemporary art from a fashion photography icon. Born in Lima, but having worked in London, Mario Testino became famous for his portraits of the late Princess Diana, as well as celebrities and supermodels like Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen.

With his opening of his MATE museum in Barranco, Testino has not only created a space to house his celebrated work, but also fuse the Peruvian arts scene with works from around the globe. On a guided tour of the MATE Museum, visitors will experience a rotating exhibit of photography, painting, and sculpture, along with the famous portrait work of Mario Testino himself. Some of the most vibrant and colorful works are those depicting traditional dress and indigenous Peruvian cultures, which manage to capture the nation’s past and put it on modern display. The museum also hosts regular events, from film screenings to workshops and conferences, and is an educational, artistic space for showcasing Peru to the world.

Practical Info

The museum is completely wheelchair accessible and there is a café and gift shop on site.

Did You Know? The museum building was completely restored to feature the same lighting, look, and feel, as when it was originally built.
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Address: 409 Pedro de Osma Avenue, Barranco, Lima, Peru
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Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-7pm
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Admission: Adults: $3; Children: Free
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MATE Admission Ticket

Guarantee your admission ticket for the Mario Testino Museum (Museo Mario Testino MATE) in Lima by booking your entry to the prestigious art gallery in advance. Advance booking means you’ll skip the lines of people waiting to purchase entrance passes and head straight inside the restored 19th-century mansion, home to permanent collections of photographs by Mario Testino.
  • Duration: 30 to 120 mins
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  • Duration: 30 to 120 mins
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Half-Day Bohemian Barranco and Museum of Mario Testino Mate Tour

Designed to delight travelers with a penchant for creative heritage, this private 4-hour tour showcases Barranco, Lima’s most bohemian neighborhood. In addition to visiting the Mario Testino Museum, a gallery dedicated to the work of the fashion photography icon, you’ll browse art at the Dédalo Arts & Crafts market and stop at the atmospheric Bridge of Sighs (Puente de los Suspiros.) Hotel pickup and drop-off, and a traditional Peruvian drink and snack are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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