Museo de Antropología, Arquetología y Historia

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by bgoldeen on January 27, 2006

The Museum of Anthropology in Lima’s Pueblo Libre district has some one of the most interesting collections of pottery and textiles in the country. There is also a superb temporary exhibit on Incan gold that rivals that of Lima’s Gold Museum. The museum houses thousands of exhibits; however, the curators have picked the perfect amount to put on display, allowing for a cultural tour that doesn’t wear you out. Side rooms display these additional exhibits in floor-to-ceiling display cases. The amount of artifacts is almost overwhelming. Near the entrance is La Sala de Arte Erotica, for those who don’t mind viewing copulating drinking vessels from pre-Incan times. Overall, the museum offers a lot of great exhibits for the traveler to Peru. All exhibits are labeled in Spanish, French, and English. You can expect to pay 15 soles to enter, but it is well worth it.
National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru
Plaza Bolívar s/n, Pueblo Libre
Lima, Peru
+51 (1) 463 5070

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