A single tour comprised of beautiful Colonial mansions with some of the major gold, ceramic, textile and art collections in South America.
Great museums are in capital cities and Lima is one of them. Lima is home to two of the most important museums in this part of the Americas. They house incomparable artifacts and collections of pre-Colombian art from Peru and the New World.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY
The old Colonial mansion housing this museum was an old residence of Peru’s viceroys and then of its Liberators. This is Peru’s grandest museum and houses the Estela Raymondi and the Tello Obelisk monuments, two important carved stone pieces dating back to the Formative period 1000 years B.C. It features the largest textile collection, with fabrics from the Pre-Ceramic period through the Inca Empire, and a major collection of Ancient Peruvian metals. The remarkable Tawantinsuyo Room illustrates one hundred years of the Inca Empire through virtual models and re-creations.
Housed in a unique colonial residence dating back to the XVII century, built on top of a VIII century pyramid, this fabulous museum includes the exquisite Collection of Peruvian Gold and Silver from the olden days, and the Pre-Hispanic Erotic Art Salon. Its pieces have toured major world museums. Larco is among only a few museums around the world opening their vaults to the public, with over 45,000 archaeological pieces that have been classified by renowned specialists and scholars. The Larco Museum exhibits the largest private collection of pre-Colombian Peruvian art in the world.