Museum of the Peruvian Gastronomy

Museum of the Peruvian GastronomyMuseum of the Peruvian Gastronomy
Museo de la Gastronomia

Museum of the Peruvian Gastronomy

In April 2011 the Museum of Peruvian Gastronomy (Museo de la Gastronomia Peruana) opened its doors to the public. It’s the first museum in Peru dedicated exclusively to the Peruvian cuisine which plays such an important role not only in the culture of the country but as well in everyday life. The Gastronomy Museum leads you through more than 2000 years of culinary richness in Peru.

Located in the old Post Office building (Casa de Correos y Telegrafos) just a few meters from Lima’s main square, the Plaza de Armas, the museum introduces its visitors to the amazing history of Peruvian cuisine. Taking the three geographical regions of Peru with their huge biodiversity and the culinary influences of immigrants into consideration, the Museum of Peruvian Gastronomy explains the history and development of Peruvian cuisine as well as the fusion of different flavors of four continents which make Peruvian food to what it is today.

Gastronomy Museum - Museo de la Gastronomia, Lima

The Museo de la Gastronomia introduces its visitors to the amazing history of Peruvian cuisine.

Gastronomy Museum, Lima - Pachmanca

At the Gastronomy Museum in Lima you find nicely arranged life-szied remakes of cooking scenes, here the preparation of a Pachamanca in the Andean mountains

Gastronomy Museum - Museo de la Gastronomia, Lima

A gastrographic map displayed the the Museo de la Gastronomia in Lima

Gastronomy Museum, Lima - Colonial kitchen

Typical Colonial kitchen on display at the Gastronomy Museum in Lima

Gastronomy Museum, Lima - Colonial bakery

Life size remake of a Colonial bakery at the Museo de la Gastronomia in Lima

The exhibition is completed by nice life-sized remakes of cooking scenes; for example the preparation of a Pachamanca in the Andean mountains, a bakery in Colonial Lima, street vendors or a modern Pollo a la Brasa stand (Peruvian Charcoal Chicken). Additionally the Museo de la Gastronomia consists of a multimedia room that project reports and interviews with celebrity chefs speaking of the richness of Peruvian cuisine and a room for temporary exhibitions related to Peruvian food. And last but not least don’t miss the Sala de Pisco, a room exclusively dedicated to Peru’s national beverage, the Pisco, and its production process.

Gastronomy Museum - Museo de la Gastronomia, Lima

At the Museo de la Gastronomia the visitors are introduced to typical Peruvian dishes 

Gastronomy Museum - Museo de la Gastronomia, Lima

Bread selection at the Museo de la Gastroomia in Lima

Gastronomy Museum, Lima - Colonial street vendors

Life-size model of Colonial street vendors at the Gastronomy Museum in Lima

Gastronomy Museum, Lima - Pollo a la Brasa

A modern Pollo a la Brasa stand exhibited at the Gastronomy Museum in Lima

Gastronomy Museum, Lima

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General Info

Street: Jr. Conde Superunda 170
Info: Casa de Correos y Telegrafos
District: City Center
City: Lima
Region: Lima
Phone: (+511) 426-7264

Visitors Details

Opening Hours: Tue to Sun 09.00 am to 05.00 pm
Entrance Fees: S/. 3

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#R Fraser2013-12-09 15:25
Since February 2013, this museum now charges an entrance fee of S/.3 per person.
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#Eva - Editor2013-12-09 15:51
Thanks for letting us know the exact entrance fee.
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