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Museo Nacional de Arqueología / National Archaeology Museum - Museum Lima - Peru

The Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú is a must-see for history buffs. Like the Museo de la Nación, it provides an overview of the history of the region, mostly before the arrival of the Spanish. It is easier to navigate than the National Museum, however, and most visitors prefer it to its larger cousin. The Museo Nacional de Arqueología oversees one of the largest collections of pre-Hispanic art and relics in the world. Some of the highlights include exceptionally well-preserved mummies from the Nasca region and the Estela Raimondi, an enormous stone carved with snakes, animals and gods from the pre-Colombian site Chavín de Huántar. The building that houses the museum is also beautiful and historic and is included on the tour.


Plaza Bolívar s/n (cuadra / block 8 of General Vivanco and cuadra 22 of Avenida Brasil), Pueblo Libre

Pueblo Libre, Lima, Peru

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Archaeology, Anthropology, History

Travel Tips:

Tickets are sold up to 30 minutes before closing. As not all of the exhibits are labeled in English, a guide is suggested if your Spanish is not very good. Guides speaking Spanish, English or Italian may be hired for $5.60 (for up to a group of 15 tourists). The museum has a gift shop and a cafeteria.

Price Description:

Adults $3.60; university students, teachers and retirees $1.80; children $0.40

Relative price: Mid-Range

Open Hours from:Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.; Sunday, holidays 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Tuesday-Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday, holidays 4 p.m.

Days Closed:Monday

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Contact Information:
Phone: 463-5070 / 261-7852

Here are other activities in and around Pueblo Libre that may be of interest: Museo Larco / Larco Museum,

28 Jan 2012

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