City tour and Larco museum
Duration : 4 - 5 horas
Our tour takes you through Lima in its 3 historical periods: Pre-hispanic, Colonial and Modern.
We will first show you a panoramic view of “La Huaca Pucllana”, and then you will visit the impressive Historical Downtown of Lima: Its palaces, mansions, churches and squares, ending with a visit to the residential district of San Isidro and an unforgettable view of the Pacific Ocean from the district of Miraflores.
After the city tour you will have some time for lunch and continue with the Larco museum visit.
The well-regarded Museo Larco Herrera in Lima, housed in an 18th-century vice-royal mansion, built over a 7th-century pyramid and surrounded by leafy gardens. The chronological overview of 3,000 years of history takes you through pre-Inca cultures and pre-Columbian art, to present-day interpretations of pre-Hispanic ceramics.
The museum is structured in a series of galleries, and its highlight is the fine collection of Inca gold and silver jewelry and artifacts, studded with prized lapis lazuli, turquoise and amethyst. Painted pottery vases and tools are also displayed, along with elaborately fashioned metal ware, cotton and feather textiles. A unique feature of the museum is that visitors are granted access to the storage area, where 45,000 objects are arranged and cataloged.
If you’re looking for high-quality souvenirs, the gift shop sells a selection of reproduction pre-Colombian ceramics, textiles and 18 carat jewelry, as well as luxury alpaca clothing.
Touristic transportation A/C
Professional tour guide
Bottel of water
Museo Larco opening hours
Daily: Monday to Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Reduced opening hours: December 24, 25, 31, and January 1, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.