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Museo Andrés Del Castillo - Museum Lima - Peru

In the beautifully restored Casa Belén is the Museo Andrés de Castillo, which has three stunning collections. The largest is of breathtaking minerals from different parts of the country, with a separate room full of florescent rocks. An additional gallery explains pre-Columbian metalworking. Several rooms display the museums’ second collection: ancient Chancay ceramics. The last salon features well-preserved textiles from the Huari, Cancay, Inca, Nasca and other cultures. Scattered throughout are colonial paintings. Casa Belén is one of the oldest mansions in Lima, dating from 1606. It was rebuilt after the 1746 earthquake. During the 1920s, it was the US Embassy.


Casa Belén

Jirón de la Unión 1030, Central Lima

Central Lima, Lima, Peru

Museum Types:
Science and nature, Archaeology, Anthropology, ethnography

Getting There

Casa Belén is a half-block south of Plaza San Martín.

Travel Tips:

Many of the explanations are in Spanish and English.

Price Description:

Adults $3.70; students and over 65 years (either with identification) $1.85

Relative price: Mid-Range

Open Hours from:Wednesday-Monday 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Wednesday-Monday 6 p.m

Days Closed:Tuesday

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Contact Information:
Phone: 433-2831
E-mail: museo(at)

Here are other activities in and around Central Lima that may be of interest: Casa Riva Agüero, Casa Aliaga, Casa De La Gastronomía Peruana, Museo de Arte de Lima / Lima Art Museum, Museo de la Inquisición / Museum of the Inquisition, Museo del Banco Central de Reserva / Central Bank Museum, Catedral de Lima, Museo de Arte Italiano / Italian Art Museum, Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and Museo Nacional Afroperuano.

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