NATIONAL PARKS TOURS PERU

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MUSEUMS OF PERU

MUSEUMS OF PERU: WHICH TO SEE AND WHICH TO NEGLECT in Lima, Cusco and Arequipa

 

Why consider booking our  Peru National Parks Tour? Because for the same price, our tour gets you to ALL places for which Peru is so famous, and on top of that, you get to see 9 National Parks/Reserves accompanied by a naturalist guide. There is nothing similar on the market. As Peru can be combined with other countries, we organize tours in modules: Lima Cusco, Machu Picchu module, Manu National Park module, National Parks Module, All modules.

Destinations Overview:  World Heritage Site LimaWorld Heritage Site Cusco, Amazon park Manu National Park World Heritage Site Valle Sagrado/Sacred Valley, World Heritage Site Machu Picchu, Cloud Forest Machu Picchu Sanctuary, Highland wetland Titicaca National Reserve, Uros floating islands, Altiplano wildlife park Salinas & Aguadas Blancas National Reserve, World's second deepest canyon Colca Canyon, Word heritage site Arequipa, World heritage site Nazca Lines, Pampas Galeras National Reserve, San Fernando National Reserve, Paracas National Reserve, Ballestas Islands National Reserve.

 
 

LIMA

Museo del Ejercito del Perú Histórico Militar real Felipe Plaza de la Independencia S/N Callao Phone: 429-0532

Military relics such as: a cannon brought by Pizarro, a cannon used in the war of Independence, the flag that flew during the last Spanish stand in the fortress.

Museo Naval del Perú Av. Jorge Chávez 123 La Punta-Callao Phone: 429-4793

Shows a view of the “ Marina de Guerra del Peru” history and contains a collection of paintings, model ships, uniforms,etc.

Museo de Sitio de Puruchuco Carretera Central Km 4.5 Ate-Vitarte Phone: 494-2641

Ceramics and textiles from the lower Rimac or Lima valley and a selection of indigenous plants and animals.

Museo de Historia Natural Av. Arenales 1256 - Lince. Phone: 471-0117 Mon - Fri: 9 am - 3 pm. Sat: 9 am - 1 pm. Sun: 9 am - 1 pm Admission: $1.20

The National History Museum has a modest taxidermy collection that's useful for familiarizing yourself with the fauna of Peru. LIMA 1 LIMA

National History Museum

Museo de Sitio de Huallamarca Nicolás Rivera 201 - San Isidro. Phone: 440-4847

Archaelogical pieces from the Pachacamac and Lima cultures and others latests styles discovered in the area.

Museo de Arte de Lima Paseo Colón 125 - Lima. Phone: 423-4732 Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm Admission: $2.00

Lima's Art Museum is housed in a very handsome building. It exhibits far more than art and its collection ranges from colonial furniture to pre-columbian artifacts. Also host frequent temporary exhibitions of modern photography and other art forms. LIMA 2 LIMA

Lima's Art Museum Lima's Art Museum

Lima's Art Museum

Museo Rafael Larco Herrera Av. Bolívar 1515 - Pueblo Libre. Phone: 461-1312 Mon - Sat: 9 am - 6 pm. Sunday: 9 am - 1 pm Admission: $6.00

This private museum has one of the largest collections found anywhere.It is said to include over 50,000 pots.They include a selection of gold and silver pieces, feathered textiles and an astonishing Paracas weaving that contains 398 threads to the linear inch-a world record. Many tourists are lured here simply by the famous collection of pre-columbian erotic pots illustrating with remarkable explicitness the sexual practices of ancient peruvians.

Museo Josefina Ramos de Cox del Instituto Riva Agüero de la Universidad Católica Jr. de la Unión 554 - Lima. Phone: 427-4961

Masks and Gourd-carving ("Mate Burilado") from Rimac, Chao, Virú, Bajo Piura and Sechura. Ceramics from Ayacucho and Cuzco.

Museo Nacional de Arqueológia, Antropológia e Historia del Perú Plaza Bolívar s/n - Pueblo Libre Phone: 463-5070 Tuesday - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday: 9 am - 4 pm Admission: $3.00 Museo Nacional de Arqueológia

Museo Nacional de Arqueológia

This museum traces the history of Peru from the earliest archaeological sites to the revolution. Although some exhibits have been moved to the new Museo de la Nacion, it is still one of the most interesting museum in the country, including scale models of the big archaeological sites as well as some of the original stelae and obelisks from Chavin. The building was once the home of revolutionary heroes San Martin and Bolivar and the museum contains late-colonial and early-republican paintings, furnishings and independence artifacts.

Museo de Sitio de Pachacamac Antigua Panamericana Sur Km 31 - Lurín. Telf: 430-0168

Pottery, wood sculptures, textiles, instruments such as “ husos , piruros” and domestic utensils.

Museo de Oro del Perú y Armas del Mundo Av. Alonso de Molina 1100 - Monterrico - Surco. Phone: 345-1271 Monday - Sunday: 11.30 am - 7 pm Admission: $10.00

This now-notorious private Museum was once at the top of Lima's must see list until 2001 when it was rocked by a scandal, that according to Peru's Lonely Planet, 2004 edition, that between 10% and an incredible 98% of the museum collection were fake. The museum was reopened with an assurance that all pieces now on display in its huge basement are bonafide, but the confusion is yet to be completely cleared up. The Arms Museum housed in the top half of the building is reputed the largest in the World and even those with no interest in guns can't fail to be fascinated by the mammoth collection of ancient and bizarre firearms.

Museo de Etnología, Arqueológia y Antropología de la Universidad San Marcos Av. Nicolas de Piérola 1646, Pque. Universitario - Lima. Phone: 427-8155

Textiles, Pottery, lithics and funerary bundles from the Chavin, Paracas and Chancay cultures.

Museo de La Inquisición y del Congreso Jr. Junín 548 (Plaza Bolívar) - Lima. Phone: 428-7980 Daily: 9 am - 1 pm and 2:30 - 5 pm Admission free. Entry is by guided tours only, most of which are conducted in spanish.

Behind a facade of Greek-style classical columns. The museum contains the original tribunal room with its beautiful carved mahogany ceiling. This was the headquarters of the Inquisicion from 1570 until 1820. Visitors can explore the basement where prisoners were tortured and there is a ghoulish waxwork exhibit of life-size unfortunates on the rack or having their feet roasted.

Museo del Convento de San Francisco Jr. Ancash Cdra 7 (Plaza de San Francisco) - Lima. Phone: 427-1381

Valuable collection of paintings by the Spanish artist, Francisco de Zuburan which depict the apostles and varios saints. The Catacombs under the church and part of the monastery are well worth seeing.

Museo Amano Calle Retiro 160 - Miraflores. Phone: 441-2909 Mon - Friday: Hours by appointment. Donations appreciated

This museum has a private ceramics collection following the development of pottery through Peru's various pre-columbian cultures. It specializes in the Chancay culture, of which it has a remarkable collection of textiles. The one-hour tours are free and are available for small groups only (no individuals or large groups).

The Museum of Religious Art and Treasures Plaza Mayor de Lima. Located in Lima's Cathedral - Lima. Phone: 427-5980 Daily: 10 am - 4.30 pm Admission: $1.50

This museum contains seventeenth and eighteenth century paintings and some choir stalls with fine wooden carvings by Catalan artist Pedro Noguero. Its other attraction is a collection of human remains thought to be Pizarro's body which lie in the first chapel on the right.

Museo Antonio Raimondi Av. La Fontana s/n - La Molina. Phone: 471-2990

Archaeological, Zoological, Botanical, Paleopatological, Mineralogical and petrographical samples.

Museo de Arte Italiano Paseo de la República 250 - Lima. Phone: 423-9932 Visiting Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm Saturdays: 11 am - 3 pm Admission: $1.00

The Italian Art Museum is housed in a neoclassical building, in a beatiful park, that resemble a fairtale scene. The Museum has a collection of 314 original works of art by italian artists in its permanent collection. Don't miss the detailed mosaic murals on the outside walls.

Museo del Convento de los Descalzos Alameda de los Descalzos 278 - Rímac. Phone: 481-0441

Shows the life of the Franciscan friars during colonial and early republican periods. The cellar, infirmary, pharmacy and a typical cell have been restored.

Museo de Sitio de la Huaca Pucllana General Borgoño Cdra 8 s/n - Miraflores. Phone: 445-8695

Pottery, textiles and recovered funerals from the zone.

Museo de la Nación Av. Javier Prado Este 2465 - San Borja. Phone: 476-9880 LIMA 5

Museo de la Nación

This museum has a marvelous collection of artifacts of the pre-Inca Civilizations, where its three floors are ordered chronologically. Its main exhibit is the facsimile of the burial site of the Lord of Sipan, whose discovery in 1987, constituted the archeological find of the 20th century in Peru.

Museo Comunitario de Villa El Salvador Av. 200 Millas s/n, Parque Huáscar - Villa El Salvador. Phone: 493-0737

Pottery, human remains and pictures of the excavations made at the place.

Museo Municipal de Chancay Av López de Zúñiga 192 - Chancay - Huaral. Phone: 77-1004

Archaeological pieces from the Chancay Culture and other regional cultures.

Museo Municipal de San Juan de Iris Municipalidad Distrital de San Juan de Iris - San Juan de Iris - Huarochiri. Phone: (034) 81-0214

Archaeological Objects from Markawasi-Iris.

Museo de la Cultura Peruana Av. Alfonso Ugarte 650 - Lima. Phone: 423-5892 Tuesday - Sat: 10 am - 4:30 pm Admission: $1.00

This small museum specializes in items closely allied to popular art and handicrafts. Exhibits include ceramics, carved gourds ,traditional folk art and costumes from various periods and places. It also runs classes for Peruvian instruments and typical dances.

Museo Taurino de la Plaza de Acho Hualgayoc 332 - Rimac. Phone: 482-3360 Monday - Sat: 9 am - 6 pm Admission: $1.80

The bullfight Museum is at the Plaza de Acho, Lima's bullring. Contains some original Goya engravings. There are also paintings and drawings of bullfighting scenes by various artists notably Picasso.

Museo Enrico Poli Lord Cochrane 400 - Miraflores. Telef: 422-2437 Tues - Fri: 4 - 6 pm. Appoitments only Admission: $10.00 per person for a minimum of five

Contains some of the finest pre-Inca archaelogical treasures in Lima including ceramics,gold and silver. The highlight of this private collection is the treasure found at Sipan in northern Peru, in particular four golden trumpets, each over a 3 feet long and over a thousands years old.

CUSCO

Museo Historico Regional Casa Garcilaso Heladeros Street - Cusco. Phone: (084) 22-3245 Monday - Sat: 8 am - 5 pm

This museum is in the colonial Casa Garcilazo de la Vega, the house of the historian who is buried in Cusco's Cathedral. The chronologically arranged collection begins with arrowheads from the Preceramic period and continues with a few pots of the Chavin, Vicus, Mochica, Chimu, Chancay and Inca cultures. There is also a Nazca mummy, a few Inca weaving's and some small gold ornaments excavated from Coricancha and from the Plaza de Armas in 1996 while the fountain was being renovated. Also on display are a few dozen paintings from the Cuzco School and pieces of colonial furniture. CUSCO 1 CUSCO

CUSCO 1

Museo de San Jerónimo Plaza de San Jerónimo - San Jerónimo - Cusco. Phone: (084) 22-3245

Paintings and furniture of the Cuzqueño school of painting.

Museo de Arte Religioso del Arzobispado Calle Triunfo. Archbishop's Palace - Cusco. Mon - Sat: 8 am - 11:30 am and 3 pm - 5:30 pm

Originally the palace of the Inca Roca. It used to be Archbishop's Palace. There are some impressive ceilings and the curious sala de Arzobispos (Room of Archbishops) filled with jovially grinning life-size models of these men. The museum houses an impressive collection of religious painting of the Cuzco School, including some by Diego Quispe Tito, the 17th century Indian painter widely regarded as the Master of the School.

Museo del Convento de San Blas Plazoleta de San Blas - Cusco. Phone: (084) 22-2781

Religious Art.

Museo Convento de la Merced Mantas 121 - Cusco. Phone: (084) 23-1821

Padre Salamancal mural; paintings of the cuzqueño school of painting

Museo Arqueológico de Qoricancha Block 3 of Avenida Sol - Cusco. Phone: (084) 22-2071 Daily: 9:30 am - 6 pm Admission: $1.60

This small modern underground museum is in front of the Church of Santo Domingo and is entered from Avenida Sol. There are various archaelogical displays such as pre inca stone and ceramics, Inca wooden and metallurgic crafts among others exhibits. CUSCO 2 CUSCO

pre Inca wooden pre Inca stone

pre Inca stone

Museo Convento San Francisco Plazoleta de San Francisco - Cusco. Phone: (084) 22-1361

Religioius Art and Linens.

Museo Inca de la Universidad del Cusco Cuesta del Almirante 103 - Cusco. Phone: (084) 23-7380 Located at El Palacio del Almirante ( The admiral's place) Monday - Sat: 8 am - 5 pm Admission: $1.70

The museum has been recently renovated and features excellent exhibits of mummies, trepanned skulls, Inca textiles. It has 450 queros (Inca wooden drinking vessels), which is the largest quero collection in the world. Inca wooden drinking vessels

Inca wooden drinking vessels Inca textiles

Inca textiles

Museo de la Catedral del Cusco Plaza de Armas s/n - Cusco. Phone: (084) 22-2781

Religious Art.

Museo de Arte del Convento de Santa Catalina Santa Catalina 190 - Cusco. Phone: (084) 22-6032 Mon - Thurs and Sat: 9 am - 5:30 pm. Fri: 9 am - 3 pm

This museum has a splendid collection of paintings from the Cuzquena School, as well as an impressive renaissance altarpiece and several gigantic seventeenth century tapestries depicting the union of Indian and Spanish cultures. Museo de Arte del Convento

Museo de Arte del Convento

Museo de Arte Precolombino Plaza de las Nazarenas - Cusco. Phone: (084) 23-3210 Admission: $4.20

This museum was founded in June 2003 to showcase a varied collection of 450 archaeological pieces that were previously buried in the vast storerooms of Lima's Larco Museum.

Museo Centro Andino de Tecnología Tradicional y Cultura de las Comunidades de Ollantaytambo "CATCCO" El Parador Casa del Horno. Calle Vetidero - Ollantaytambo - Urubamba. Phone: (084) 22-3627

AREQUIPA Museo Arqueológico de la Universidad Nacional San Agustín de Arequipa

Av. Independencia s/n Ciudad Universitaria - Arequipa. Phone: (054) 22-9719

Collection gathered from University's archaeological works in the last years. Museo "Santuarios Andinos"

Santa Catalina 210 - Arequipa. Phone: (054) 20-0345 Mon - Sat: 9 am - 6 pm. Sun: 9 am - 3 pm Admission: $4.20

This museum exhibits Juanita, the "ice-princess", the frozen body of an Inca maiden sacrificed on the Summit of Ampato over 500 years ago. momia AREQUIPA

Juanita the Ice Princess Museo Histórico Municipal Guillermo Zegarra Meneses

Plaza San Francisco 417 - Arequipa. Phone: (054) 21-1021

Navy museum from the participation of the navy in the region of Titicaca, Historical objects of the Arequipa's Revolution and "2 de Mayo" Combat. Museo del Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina 301 (Convento de Santa Catalina) - Arequipa. Phone: (054) 22-9798

Archaeological Collection, sculptures, Paintings and Colonial Gold Work. Museo de la Recoleta

La Recoleta 117 Yanahuara - Arequipa. Phone: (054) 22-3058

Pre-columbian Ceramics and Craftsmanship. Colonial Paintings and Religious Art. Amazon Craftsmanship, hunting and fishing Instruments.

 

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   

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