Museums Lima

Lima is one of the most interesting and challenging cities in South America with a huge archaeological, historical, and cultural past. Long before the Common Era until the Spaniards' many highly advanced cultures settled the area of today's Lima. Even nowadays they amaze us with their complex skills in construction, agriculture and arts. The Spanish colonists added to this legendary cultural legacy. This completely different culture with European and Moorish influences is mixed with the indigenous cultural and religious inheritance. In the last couple of hundred years, immigrants from Africa and Asia added their part.

The fusion of so many cultures and traditions makes Lima to what it is today. We can find a reflection of this complexity in an incredible number of museums spread around the city. They display the richness and diverse facets of Lima's and Peru's culture. There is something for everyone: archaeological, cultural and historical museums, art and popular art museums, museums dedicated to famous Peruvian personalities, technology and military museums, natural history and earth science museums and many others.

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Peru is an extremely diverse country with breathtaking sceneries and spectacular archaeological sites left to us by many different ancient cultures inhabiting the country for thousands of years. But also the more recent history like the Peruvian colonial and republican past bequeathed some truly amazing legacies. One of these is the Fortress Rea...

Italian Art Museum

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The Italian Art Museum was donated in 1921 to Peru for its centenary of independence by the Italian residents. Located in a beautiful building designed by the Milanese architect Gaetano Moretti, the museum exhibits magnificent examples of Italian Art from the 20th century. The collection includes sculptures, paintings, engravings, drawings and c...

The Bullfight Museum

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The "Bullfighting Museum" is located at the traditional Plaza de Acho. It shows paintings, photos, bills, the traditional dresses of the toreros, swords and other weapons.

Museum Miguel Grau

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The museum is dedicated to the famous and well-known Peruvian Navy Admiral Miguel Grau who fought in the War of the Pacific. The Casa Miguel Grau displays a collection of photos, clothing, furniture and personal belongings of the "Caballero de los Mares" (the "Gentleman of the Seas").

Museum Pedro de Osma

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Located in the old and traditional district of Barranco, is the Museum Pedro de Osma. The Museum has one of the best painting collections in Peru with pieces dating back to the 16th century. The paintings from well-known artists are on linen cloth, metal, wood, glass and leather. Antique pieces of furniture, silver, sculptures and textiles are a...
The Archaeological Museum Ernst W. Middendorf, named after the great German doctor and pioneer of archaeological investigations in Peru, is located inside the Parque de las Leyendas and surrounded by an area of high historical and archaeological value. Already over 2000 years ago, the first "limeños" started building pyramids, temples and dwelli...
The "Pinacoteca Municipal Ignacio Merino" exhibits one of the most important Peruvian art collections of the country. On display are nearly 600 works from the 19th and 20th century, which show the variety and different artistic facets of Peruvian painters.
The "Museum José Carlos Mariátegui" is located in the famous "Casa de Washington Izquierda". Here the grand Peruvian writer and author spent his last five and most productive years. The exhibit brings visitors close to the life of José Carlos Mariátegui and displays furniture, documents and personal objects.
Housed in the Casa Riva-Agüero the Museum of Art and Popular Tradition was opened on the 25th of October 1979 with donations of some of the most important and significant art collectors in Peru like Mildred Merino de Zela, Mariano Benítes and Gertrud de Solari to name a few. The museum displays around 7000 art objects collected with dedication a...

Museum Enrico Poli

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Enrico Poli has gathered one of the most impressive private collections of archeological objects of Inca and other pre-Columbian cultures as well as colonial art in Peru. Displayed are fantastic ceramics, gold and silver pieces, paintings and wooden sculptures.
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