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.
The "Museum Raimondi" is a part of the group of integral institutions of the Educational Association Antonio Raimondi, a private organization of the Italian community in Peru, which aim is to promote and strengthen the bonds between Peru and Italy. The museum was founded in 1981 to preserve the legacy and work of the most important naturalistic ...
The Museo de Platería Peruana Vittorio Azzariti is part of the Educational Association Antonio Raimondi. The museum displays one of the best collections of silver objects of the Colonial and Republican period in whole Peru.
Manos Peruanas (Peruvian hands) offers a place to discover the creative world of Peru's masters of folk artists that still work with traditional techniques, cultural expression, myths and legends that were used for many hundreds years by the indigenous Peruvians.
Coronel Leoncio Prado fought in Chile, Peru, Cuba, Central America and the Philippines against Spanish oppression and along with the Peruvian resistance against Chilean occupation. The museum, located inside the Military School "Leoncio Prado", is dedicated to this heroic man.
The "Museo de los Combatientes del Morro de Arica" is dedicated to Colonel Francisco Bolognesi Cervantes. It displays weapons, uniforms, photos and paintings concerning the lost battle near Arica in the war against Chile.
The museum was founded in 1919 and is today a part of the Cultural Centre of the University of San Marcos. The collection holds a wide variety of archaeological objects like textiles, ceramics, lithics, metals and organic materials.
Located in the "Centro de Investigaciones de Zonas Aridas de la Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina", the museum exhibits ancient tools of historical and cultural value. The main aim is to gather, classify, study and display these archeological pieces.
The museum opened its doors to the public in 1970. Paintings from the great painters of the 16th to 20th century and a collection of popular art are displayed. Next to portraits of illustrious people, reproductions and contemporary art from Painters like José Sabogal, Teodoro Nuñez Ureta, Eduardo Tokeshi und Milner Cajahuaringa you will find mor...
The Museum of Natural History was founded in 1918 to collect, conserve, investigate and exhibit organisms and samples of the Peruvian natural patrimony. It's a real treasure chest when it comes to Peruvian flora and fauna. Displayed are objects from the Stone Age until today. Very impressive are the skeletons of a sperm whale and fossils of glac...
The Museo de Historia Natural URP was founded in 1991 to preserve and research the rich Peruvian biodiversity and at the same time make the general public aware about the countries natural treasures. The museum has two exhibition rooms displaying a wide variety of botanical, zoological and paleontological samples.
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