Discovering Peru in Larco MuseumThe Larco Museum is the starting point of your visit to Peru. It has the largest collection of pre-Columbian pieces in the Americas and tells the history of Peru without being tiresome. That’s a feat in itself, because we’re talking about 10.000 years of history! Everything you’ll see in Lima and around the country will make sense after this visit. The quality and beauty of the pieces are amazing, showing all the complexity of the local cultures. It’s a beautiful museum, very well curated, the exhibits are simple and to the point and everything is explained in displays and videos. The museum offers also a super interesting guided visit for families with children. Other famous part of this museum is two private rooms dedicated to erotic pieces, showing the connection between erotic and fertility.
Pueblo Libre and the Larco Museum
Pre-Columbian and Erotic Art
Collector Rafael Larco Hoyle's thoroughly impressive trove of pre-Columbian ceramics is considered Peru's best. In an 18th-century viceroy's mansion, the museum, founded in 1926, houses items from his amassed collection of some 50,000 ceramic works from the Chancay, Chimú, Cupisnique, Inca and Nazca cultures; as well as gold, jewelry and a highly provocative separate collection of pre-Columbian erotica ceramics that can provoke blushing in the more easily embarrassed among us.