What is behind the abbreviation BCRP? Simple: Central Reserve Bank of Peru. But this bank museum is not about money. The Central Bank Reserve Museum offers something completely different, namely, a collection of pre-Columbian cultural products, art from the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as a collection of Peruvian paintings.
The museum is located a few hundred meters south of the Plaza Mayor in the former building of the Central Reserve Bank, one of the magnificent buildings of this venerable institution. It can be seen in the massive facade with its columns. The steel construction of the roof allows a lot of light in the exhibition rooms, the floors are covered in marble. The building itself is worth a visit. In addition, this museum shows how much private collectors have helped to preserve the vestiges of previous eras.