Lima

Visit the Museo Larco

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The Larco Museum is one of the most unique museums among the various public and private museums of Lima. The Museum is setup in a former Mansion which was built on the site of a pre-Columbian temple. The museum has collection of various textiles, ceramics and metal collections which about 3,000 years old. The different ancient cultures ancient cultures and heritage are showed by the Mummies which are preserved, as well as the Incas. The visitors can visit the museum’s store and take a look at the part of the artefacts which are not display on the front.

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There are different artefacts of the ceramic items which were crafted by the Peruvians in the ancient times. There are different types of thousands of pots which were shaped into various shapes of plants, animals and people, these things sets the museum apart from the other museums. There are some erotic archaeological treasures which are kept in a special room. A variety of sexual acts and positions of the Kama Sutra are made out of clay which are portrayed in ceramic pot collections. Many such pot collections were destroyed by the Spanish conquerors who were mortified by the usual depictions, which makes the collection all the more important for the history to preserve. You can reach the place by catching a taxi from San Isidro or Miraflores.

Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 18:00 hours daily.

Address: Av. Bolívar 1515, Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru

Contact: 51-(0)1-461-1312"

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