Trip Advisor: Top 6 museums in Peru

22.07.2015

Another alternative to get to know Peru. These are the 6 museums recommended by Trip Advisor.


Every year, with help from the commentary of users, Trip Advisor dedicates a list of recommended museums to visit. You don’t want to fall behind this time! Here we share six museums in Peru that you must visit.

 

1. Museo Larco

Located in the district of Pueblo Libre, Museo Larco displays galleries showing 3,000 years of development during the history of a pre-Columbian Peru. It is located in a colonial building dating from the eighteenth century, which was built on a pre-Columbian pyramid of the seventh century.

 

2. Museo Tumbas Reales del Señor de Sipán

The center of the museum (can be reffered to as the Tombs of Sipan in English) contains the Royal Mochica Room where you can find the Lord of Sipan’s warrior clothes and gold chestplate, as well as other jewelry of the same material; the burial chamber of the former ruler, along with eight skeletons of his companions. It is located in the department of Lambayeque.

 

3. ChocoMuseo

If you want to taste the best cacao and chocolate, come visit this museum, located in Miraflores and Barranco. You can try to make your own chocolate mold while you visit!

 

4. Museo Amano

Located in Miraflores, the collection brings together a large number of archaeological pieces. There are essentially two rooms: the first, exhibits a select sample of ceramic with outstanding examples of Kotosh, Moche, Chimu, Nazca and Cunispique cultures, among others. The second, exhibits a valuable collection of textiles, almost all which belong to the Chancay culture.

 

5. Museo de Arte Pre Colombino

All the wonder is within this one virreynal-era mansion located in Cusco, which exhibits collections of ceramics, ornaments and gold jewelry of ancient cultures of Peru.

 

6. Museo Pedro de Osma

The collection is composed of eight rooms, including the Room of Angels and Archangels, which houses paintings and portraits of “angel musketeers,” and the Sculpture Room, which houses various religious sculptures. Other standouts are the Cusco XVII and Cusco XVIII rooms.

 

Published in Peru.com

 Translated and adapted by Agnes Rivera