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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History Tours

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History
When compared to cities like Trujillo and Cuzco with their wealth of archaeology, modern day Lima can sometimes seem like a city without a past. For what it lacks in ruins, however, it more than makes up for with its fascinating museums and collection of ancient artifacts. At the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History, visitors can easily spend 2-3 hours exploring the trove of artifacts. In fact, not only do the 100,000 artifacts comprise the largest collection in Peru, but seeing as the museum was first opened back in 1826, it’s also the oldest state run museum anywhere in Peru. During your stroll through Peruvian history, look at ceramics, arrowheads, and jewelry that date back thousands of years, and read through exhibits of the Spanish occupation that led to modern Peru. Browse through one of the world’s most important displays of traditional textile art, or ogle at over 15,000 human skeletal remains. This one stop shop for Peruvian history can rival any museum in Peru, and along with the nearby Larco Museum, is the best way to explore the past when visiting Lima today. 

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The National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History is located in Plaza Bolivar in the Pueblo Libre district. The museum is open on Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-4pm, and on Sundays and holidays from 9am-3:30pm. Admission is approximately $3-$4, and English tours are available. 
Address: Plaza Bolivar s/n Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru
Admission: $3-$4
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Lima: Archaeological and Larco Museums Tour

Lima: Archaeological and Larco Museums Tour

You will start your tour at Peru's National Museum of Anthropology, Archaeology, and History, located in the Pueblo Libre district. It is the oldest national museum, founded in 1826, and it covers the Peruvian history from the beginning of the local civilization until the republican times. It houses a huge collection of pottery, textiles, and gold and silver artifacts from various Peruvian cultures. You will then visit the Larco Museum, located in the same district. Founded by Rafael Larco Hoyle in 1926, the museum is located inside a viceregal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid of the 7th century, houses the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver artifacts as well pieces of erotic art. Over 45,000 archaeological artifacts bear witness of five thousand years of Peruvian history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Lima City Tour and Archaeological Museum

Lima City Tour and Archaeological Museum

The tour starts at Intihuatana Park located on Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the bay of Lima. Then, you will be transferred to Pucllana Temple, a pre-Inca pyramid found in Miraflores. You will visit the El Olivar Park, an ancient olive plantation located in San Isidro. Then you will visit Lima historical downtown. You will stop at the Main Square, located in front of the Presidential Palace, the Lima Municipalityand the Archbishops Palace and beautiful colonial buildings. Then, you will visit Santo Domingo Convent, one of the most impressive religious architectural complexes of the 17th century. It contains a library with a collection of 25 thousand old books. And finally, you will be transferred to Pueblo Libre district, to visit Perus National Museum of Anthropology, Archaeology and History, founded in 1826, which covers the Peruvian history from the beginning of the local civilization until the republican times. At the end of the tour, you will return to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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