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Arequipa

Museo Santuarios Andinos

Calle La Merced 110, near plaza de armas.

Open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 6 pm (Sunday 8:00 am - 3 pm), admission: S/.15 - US$5.

The great attraction of this museum founded in 1997, is the famous mummy Juanita or Dama de Ampato, a 12-14 years girl, who was sacrificed in Inca times as an offering to the Apus (mountain gods). His body was discovered in 1995 to more than 6,000 m (20,000 ft) above sea level on the slopes of Mount Ampato near the Colca Canyon, following the eruption of the nearby volcano Sabancaya that melted part of the glacier. It is the well-preserved mummy in the world thanks to its freezing during five centuries, she was naturally mummified, without draining the viscera as is normally done for mummification.

Monasterio de Santa catalina

Calle Santa Catalina 301 - Open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.) - Admission: S/.35 - US$12 - 10€

The Monastery of Saint Catherine often described as a "city within a city", the most important religious building of Peru and a work of art in colonial architecture, exhibits archeological pieces and a substantial representation of religious art which includes a gallery with many pictures of the famous Cuzco School and artists from different countries.

 

Convento / Museo de la Recoleta

Calle Recoleta 117 – Yanahuara

The museum displays a large collection of pottery as well as prehispanic crafts and handicraft from Amazon jungle. It also exhibits religious art, colonial paintings and a library with manuscripts of the fifteenth century.

Chiclayo

Museo Tumbas Reales

Av. Juan Pablo Vizcardo y Guzmán 895 - Lambayeque (10 km / 6mi north Chiclayo). 

Open Tue/Sun from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission: S/. 10 - US$3.50 - 3 €

This amazing museum, specially built in 2002 to show the fabulous treasures of Sipan, exhibits more than 3,000 ceramics, 2,000 archaeological pieces in precious metal and the representation of the tombs.

Museo Arqueológico Brüning

Av. Huamachuco – Lambayeque (10 km north Chiclayo). Open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Admission: S/. 8 - US$ 2.50 - 2 €

Here you can appreciate many potteries of different regional cultures and a room exhibits 500 works of art in gold, displaying Moche mastery of jewelry and metallurgy.

 

Museo Nacional de Sicán

Av. Batán Grande s/n, cdra. 9 - highway Pitipo / Ferreñafe. Open Tue/Sun - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The museum offers an overview of the town Sicán: domestic life, the ceramic manufacturing processes, displaying a replica of the tombs, among others.

Cuzco

Museo Inca

Cuesta del Almirante (on the left side of the cathedral). Open Mon/Sat - 9:00 am to 5::30 pm - Admission: S/. 10 - US$ 3.50 - 3 €

One of the best museum in the city, here you can see numerous objects of the great Inca Empire and paintings from the famous Cuzco School.

 

Histórico Regional

Corner Garcilaso and Heladeros streets (plaza Regocijo). Open Mon/Tue from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm - Admission with the Boleto Turístico.

The Regional History Museum homes the house where the mestizo writer Garcilaso de la Vega was born. Visit this museum is like entering the colonial era to know the daily life of a mestizo. Many paintings, pre-Inca and colonial pieces, Inca textiles and historical documents are exhibited.

 

Arte Popular

Av. El Sol 103 – Open Mon/Sat - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 - 6:00 pm - Admission with the Boleto Turístico.

Here many ceramics and crafts are exhibited, including a large collection of dolls and masks.

 

Arte Contemporáneo

Municipalidad (plaza Regocijo). Open Mon/Sat - 8:00 am to 6:30 pm - Admission with Boleto Turístico.

The municipality presents 280 works of national and international contemporary artists.

 

Museo de sitio Qoricancha

Av. El Sol (in front of the Qoricancha). Open Mon/Sat  from 8:00 to 5:00 pm - Admission with Boleto Turístico.

Aquí se puede seguir el desarrollo cronológico de la civilización en el Cusco, se exhibe un modelo del Qoricancha original y diversos objetos. 

 

Taki

Pumakurku 519

Here you will know all about the musical instruments of the Andes and Amazon jungle.

 

Arte Precolombino – Casa Cabrera

Plaza Nazarenas – Open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm – Admission: S/.20 - US$7 - 6€

It is the only museum in Peru dedicated to highlight the ancient Peruvian cultures art, where you can see a collection of ceramics and jewelry up to 3,000 years ago.

Huaraz

Museo Arqueológico de Huaraz

Open Tue/Sun from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Admission: S/. 5 - US$2 - 1.50€

Located in the main square (plaza de armas), the Archaeological Museum is very interesting and not just for its many archaeological pieces of various civilizations such as Chavin, Moche, Wari and Recuay, but also for its room exhibiting the regional costumes and especially the garden that displays a hundred finely engraved rocks and typical plants of the region as the Puya Raimondi and the Qeuñal.

Ica

Museo Regional de Ica "María Reiche Gross Newman"

Jirón Ayabaca, cuadra 8 – Open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm - Admission: S/. 10 - US$3.50 - 3€

This very interesting museum in the city of Ica displays ceramics, textiles, wooden objects, the deformed or trepanned skulls and funerary bundles of the Paracas, Nazca, Wari, Ica, Chincha and Inca civilizations. It also has a colonial and republican room.

Lima

Barranco district

 

Museo Pedro de Osma

Av. Pedro de Osma 423. Open Tue/Sun from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission: S/.10 - US$3.50 - 3€

Installed inside a beautiful 1906 Republican house, this private collection exhibits paintings, engravings, furniture, textiles and books from the colonial era.

 

Historic center 

 

San Francisco Monestary

Jirón Ancash - Open 7 days a week 9:30 am - 5:30 pm - Admission: S/.7 - US$3.50 - 3€

One of the most important architectural complexes of Lima, classified as World Heritage Site in 1988, the Basilica and Convent San Francisco was built and rebuilt several times, thus having various styles.

Among the many wonders that contains the convent, you can highlight the catacombs, the impressive wooden dome and library with 25,000 rare books.

 

Pueblo Libre district

 

Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú

Plaza Bolívar – Open 7 days a week 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sat and Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Admission: S/.12 - US$4 - 3.50€

This is the first and one of the most important museum in the country, founded in 1822 in a beautiful colonial house. Very complete, exhibits pieces of all Hispanic cultures in chronological order, as well as the colonial and republican period.

 

Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera

Avenida Bolívar 1515 - Open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Admission: S/. 30 - US$10 - 8.50€

This private museum is housed since 1926 in a colonial mansion of the eighteenth century with beautiful gardens. Some of the 45,000 objects of prehispanic cultures are regularly exposed in museums around the world. You can admire, in particular, an impressive collection of ceramics, one of the best collections of gold and silver and a room dedicated to the huacos erótico (erotic figurines).

 

Surco district

 

Museo de Oro del Perú

Alonso de Molina 1100 – Open 7 days a week from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm - Admission: S/. 33 - US$11 - 9€

Foundation created by the businessman Miguel Mujica Gallo, who took advantage of his business trips to collect numerous pieces, many of these belonged to famous people. His collection of gold, silver and bronze is stunning and the museum also exhibits a collection of weapons worldwide.

 

San Borja district

 

Museo de la Nación

Av. Javier Prado Este 2465 - Open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Free admission

Founded in 1988, it is one of the largest in the city. Dethroned by his competitor in Pueblo Libre, it is still a reference and place of many official receptions.

Nazca

Casa Museo Maria Reiche

San José - km 421.3 - Open 7 days a week 8:00 am 6:00 pm - Admission: S/.5 - US$1.70 - 1.50€

30 km (19 mi) before Nazca, in the district of San José, we can find the house (now museum) of the German Maria Reiche known as "Princess of the Pampa", the woman who investigated, identified and protected petroglyphs (Nazca lines) for almost 60 years with her sister Renata. She died in 1998 at the age of 95 years and was buried in this house that exposes objects and pictures of their studies.

 

Museo Antonini

Jirón Ancash - Open 7 days a week 9:30 am - 5:30 pm - Admission: S/.7 - US$3.50 - 3€

This important and interesting museum exhibits archaeological pieces from the Nazca civilization were found during excavations in the region. You can see textiles, ceramics, tools, "trophy skulls" and mummies.

Trujillo

Museo de Arqueología e Historia

Jr. Junín 682. Abierto de lunes a viernes de 9:00 a 13:00 y 15:00 a 19:00. Sábado y domingo de 9:00 a 16:00

Located in the beautiful Risco house, this museum displays pieces from different civilizations of the region.

With the wide range of pre-Hispanic civilizations, history of Peru is one of the most interesting in the world. The country offers many very interesting museums.

 

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