Handpicked by a Peru Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Museums and art experiences in Peru'.

Peru is a country rich in history and culture, and one of the best ways to dive deep into its heritage is by visiting its museums and art galleries. From ancient artifacts to contemporary masterpieces, Peru offers a wide range of experiences for art and history enthusiasts.

One of the must-visit museums in Peru is the Larco Museum in Lima. This museum houses an impressive collection of pre-Columbian art, including ceramics, textiles, and gold and silver pieces. The museum's lush gardens and unique setting in a colonial mansion make it a truly enchanting place to explore.

Another gem in Peru's museum scene is the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI). This museum showcases a diverse collection of Peruvian art spanning from pre-Columbian times to contemporary pieces. MALI is a great place to get a comprehensive overview of Peru's artistic evolution.

For a more immersive art experience, consider visiting Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Here, you can explore the vibrant street art scene, visit local galleries showcasing indigenous art, and even take part in traditional art workshops.

Peru's art and museum scene is not limited to its major cities. In the Sacred Valley, you can find small community-run museums dedicated to preserving the region's unique heritage. These museums offer a glimpse into the daily lives and traditions of the local communities.

Overall, Peru's museums and art experiences offer a unique opportunity to explore the country's rich cultural heritage. Whether you're interested in ancient history, contemporary art, or indigenous traditions, Peru has something for every art and culture enthusiast.

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