The Larco Museum a place not to be missed in Peru

The Larco Museum also called Rafael Larco Herrera Museum which was founded in 1926 in the Hacienda Chiclín by Rafael Larco Hoyle in honor of his father, to preserve the archeology of the country.

14 years later is when Rafael Larco H. decides to move the museum to the city of Lima, starting construction on a pre-Columbian pyramid of the seventh century.

Today, the museum represents a great historical heritage with samples of over 4000 years that correspond to the pre-Columbian era. A place where we can find numerous collections of the Cultis Cupisnique, Salinar, Virú, Mochica, Chimú, Lambayeque, Chimú – Inca, northern Huari.

From around the world, the Larco museum is one of the few where visitors can tour the deposits and appreciate the 45,000 properly classified archaeological objects as well as one of the largest gold and silver collections of ancient Peru. In addition, his exhibition of erotic art with ceramic objects, one of the most visited attractions of Peru that have been exhibited in some of the most famous museums in the world.
The museum has 9 rooms classified according to the types of objects it has: gold and jewelery, lithic, vault, ceramics, metals, textiles, erotic and the incredible deposit of different objects.

Next, a brief review of the rooms that the museum has:

  1. Erotic Room: Located on the ground floor of the museum, it gives us a variety of objects and these reflect the concept of sexuality in them. It is one of the most visited places.
  2. Metal Room: We will appreciate jewelry as well as weapons that were used for defense in their day to day and clothing. Also, we will observe musical instruments, ceremonial vessels and others.
  3. Ceramic Room: Made of clay, instruments that were used to sculpt and carve ceramics, as well as the use of colors.
  4. Lithic art room: Here we can see rectangular and cylindrical vessels, mortars, stelae, maces as well as anthropomorphic or zoomorphic figures.
  5. Textile Room: They will explain to us how the textiles were made, the importance of the colors, instruments and the form of transport.
  6. Hall of Cultures: We can observe objects from different pre-Columbian periods as well as didactic drawings of different periods.

An impossible visit not to realize where you will learn about Peruvian culture, its different periods. Being the most outstanding the Pre-Columbian. The Museum is very careful and they have thought of all the tourists with explanations in different languages and in a didactic way so that we can learn in a simple way.
Finally, we recommend the gastronomy and the good atmosphere of your restaurant with a wide variety of dishes and in a unique environment surrounded by nature.

Source: Journey to Sunset

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