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Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú

Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú The National Museum of Archeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru (MNAAHP) is the first museum in Peru; the largest, oldest, and most representative of our country. He was the only one that Peru had in the first hundred years of the Republic.   Its importance lies in the valuable cultural heritage that it holds in its ...

Larco Museum

Larco Museum Permanent Exhibition The permanent exhibition of the Larco Museum is a space that stimulates and inspires, and where you can enjoy and understand the fascinating history of ancient Peru.   Visitable deposits Almost all the museums in the world have important reservations with restricted access to the visiting public. Since its founding in 1926, the Larco Museum deposit is ...

Lima Art Museum

Lima Art Museum The Palace of the Exhibition, a building that houses the Museum of Art of Lima - MALI, is one of the most beautiful examples of the eclectic architecture of Lima. Conceived and built as the headquarters of the first major public exhibition in our country, the 'Great Exhibition of Arts, Sciences and Industries' held on the occasion of the fifty years of independence, easily adapt...

Museo de Historia Natural

Museo de Historia Natural The Natural History Museum, founded on February 28, 1918, is a dependency of the Rector's Office of the University in charge of collecting, researching, and exhibiting organisms and representative samples of the Natural Heritage of Peru and humanity with Flora, Fauna, and Gea, to generate scientific knowledge and impart it at all levels. The specimens of such samples a...

Casa de la Moneda de Lima - Museo Numismático del Perú

Casa de la Moneda de Lima - Museo Numismático del Perú The Numismatic Museum of Peru, located in the former premises of the High Court of Accounts, shows the public the historical process of money in Peru, from the creation of the Mint in 1565 until today. This exhibition allows visitors to know the history of Peru through the symbols, facts, characters, and ideals that have been engraved, pr...

Electricity Museum

Electricity Museum It contains machines related to electrical installations such as a 5 kW generator. of power used in the decade of the 50s, a mini-hydro electric power station that greatly facilitates the understanding of the operation of large power plants.    Room 1: History of electricity This room shows the history of lighting in Peru. From the first colonial ordinances, the ...

Casa Museo José Carlos Mariátegui

Casa Museo José Carlos Mariátegui One of the functions of the General Directorate of Museums of the Ministry of Culture is to ensure the dissemination, conservation, and preservation of heritage to exhibit cultural property belonging to museum collections in their different modalities and ensure that Peruvians not only know their heritage but also Participate in her and her story.   In...

Regional Museum of Ica Adolfo Bermúdez Jenkins

Regional Museum of Ica Adolfo Bermúdez Jenkins Created on March 30, 1946, today has a building and a collection product of the efforts of its managers: Adolfo Bermúdez Jenkins, Fernando León de Vivero, and Alejandro Pezzia. The first founding director and the third director who succeeded the first. Its prestige is based on the collections it exhibits and offers to its visitors. It was the fi...

Basílica y Convento de San Francisco de Lima

Basílica y Convento de San Francisco de Lima The crypts of San Francisco, which have gained fame with the name of catacombs for similarity to the Roman ones, are a series of underground vaults (under the chapels of the church), these were used until the early nineteenth century and served as a burial to members of brotherhoods and brotherhoods.   In its extensive route, you can see vaul...

Marina Núñez Del Prado Museum

Marina Núñez Del Prado Museum In the 1970s, the sculptor Marina Núñez del Prado Viscarra, born on October 17, 1910, in La Paz, Bolivia, installed her residence and workshop in what would later be her House Museum, located in the Ántero Aspillaga 300 street, in full heart of El Olivar Forest. This neocolonial-style house was acquired in 1973, owned by Mr. Luis Alayza and Paz Soldán, b...

Site Museum Huaca Rajada - Sipan

Site Museum Huaca Rajada - Sipan The Moche lords of Sipán had slept undisturbed since AD ​​250, more than 1,000 years before the rise of the Inca Empire. Buried deep within the now well-weathered stepped pyramid and platforms of the Huaca Rajada, these nobles and priests remained untouched as the world went on without them.   They went unnoticed by the Spanish conquistadors, men who...

Museo de Sitio Arturo Jiménez Borja - Puruchuco

Museo de Sitio Arturo Jiménez Borja - Puruchuco Mud and adobe construction belonging to the Inca period. It is considered to be a palace or administrative center of great importance. The distribution of space has geometric lines and is divided into three sectors among which a set of patios and viewpoints stands out. During the excavation process, human burials were discovered, accompanied by e...

Site Museum Winery and Quadra

Site Museum Winery and Quadra Bodega Y Quadra House, Lima, Peru… ..As part of the Urban Renewal Program of the Historic Center of Lima, the Municipal Real Estate Company of Lima (EMILIMA, acronym in Spanish) has the mission of conserving archaeological remains, the restoration of historic buildings, and the construction of modern social buildings in sectors where there are no vestiges of pre-...

Chavin National Museum

Chavin National Museum The first museum was inaugurated by Julio César Tello on December 11, 1940, and had 119 pieces. However, it was destroyed by the Chavín flood five years later on January 17, 1945.   Second museum On July 14, 2006, the Chavín National Museum Project of the then National Institute of Culture was declared viable by the General Directorate of Multiannual Programmin...

Real Felipe Fortress

Real Felipe Fortress The Fortress of Real Felipe is located in the bay of Callao (Constitutional Province of Callao). On 28 October of 1746 being approximately 10:30 at night, there was a strong earthquake that caused a tsunami that destroys the old fortress called the old prison. This one had 13 bulwarks, it was made based on crushed cane and mud. The seawater reached what is now Faucett Avenu...


Qorikancha The religious complex of Coricancha (Qorikancha) in the Inca capital at Cuzco contained the Temple of the Sun which was not only the most sacred site or Huaca in the Inca religion but was considered the very center of the Inca world. The site was also known as the Golden Enclosure and was dedicated to the highest gods in the Inca pantheon such as the Creator god Viracocha, the moon g...

Cao Museum

Cao Museum Supported by a committed and qualified team will turn to El Brujo is a fascinating destination for all visitors and a source of new knowledge for humanity, promoting through it, the sustainability of the archaeological site as well as the development of communities living in its area of influence. Gift shop  Because of its strategic location and its 14 000 years of continu...

Leymebamba Museum

Leymebamba Museum The Museum’s design reflects local architectural traditions, with regional building techniques and materials used in its construction. Gardens filled with rich and varied native flora surround the museum, while an orchid garden displays more than 100 native orchid species. In addition to the three museum halls dedicated to the archaeological finds from the Laguna de Los...

Museo Metropolitano de Lima

Museo Metropolitano de Lima The Metropolitan Museum of Lima is not a conventional museum. Here the showcases have been replaced by audiovisuals, scenographies, and 3D and 4D systems that allow visitors to become travelers through time and explore the history of Lima, in an adventure that transports them 10 thousand years ago and that revives the past.   The museum has a room for temporar...

Museo de Arte Precolombino, Cusco

Museo de Arte Precolombino, Cusco Formerly it was the 'Amaru Cata' or 'House of Knowledge', the school of the Incas, built almost two centuries ago. In 1550 the Spanish conquerors, capable of superimposing their culture and religion on the foundations of others, turned it into a house of religious retreat and later in the Monastery of Santa Clara. In the seventeenth century, Luis Jerónimo Cabr...

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