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Sightseeing and landmarks in Lima District

Art museums

Art Museum
“Es hasta el día de hoy el único museo de arte europeo en el Perú. Se entregó como regalo de parte de la comunidad italiana residente en el país, en el marco de las celebraciones por el Centenario de la Independencia peruana. Su inauguración oficial fue el 11 de noviembre de 1923. La fachada posee los escudos de las principales ciudades italianas y dos gigantescos mosaicos con los personajes más notables de la historia de Italia. Horario: Martes a Domingo de 10 a.m. a 5 p.m. Costo por ingreso: general 3.50 soles, estudiantes 2 soles”
  • 5 locals recommend

Landmark experiences

History museums

History Museum
“Considered the best museum of Lima city. Has a huge collection of huacos and handicrafts.”
  • 107 locals recommend
History Museum
“The museum is repository of representative specimens of Peruvian fauna, flora and minerals, including exhibitions of mammals, primates, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds, plants, fossils, dinosaurs, fish and minerals. Highlights of the collections include: Skeletons of a sperm whale Fossils of South American horses Fossils of giant ground sloths”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great collection of precolumbian culture housed in a beautiful old house with magnificent gardens. The excellent restaurant is a perfect compliment. It serves high quality classic peruvian cuisine with impecable service. You can shop for souvenirs and the finest alpaca knits at the Kuna store.”
  • 1 local recommends

History tours

Historic sites

Historic Site
“Like creepy things? The crypt inside this museum-cathedral contains thousands of bones from priests and church members from before the 19th century.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Historic Site
Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends

Art and museum tours

Libraries

Library
“Further away, this museum is in the city center of Lima. It regularly offers a temporary exhibition on the ground floor and permanently exhibits upstairs Peruvian works, from the pre-Columbian period to the colonial period. It is located in a beautiful garden with some Art Deco elements.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
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