Museums in Lima Peru
Museums about Museums – From the Incas to Peruvian Cuisine
If you visit Lima, you will inevitably pass one of the many museums. And as befits the state capital, the range of these facilities is wide. There are the museums that deal with the country’s oldest past, those that have made exhibits from the colonial period their theme, various art museums, museums with a political theme, and still some curiosities. Some of the museums are large, others private. You can find them in the old city centre of Lima as well as in the periphery.
Peru’s pre-Hispanic cultures
The Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú is one of the most important museums of Peru’s history. Ceramics of the Nazca, Paracas, Moche and Inkas, gold jewellery and statues, but also art from the colonial period and the republican era are gathered here. It is similar to the collection of the Banco Central de Reserva Museum, which also contains wonderful examples of Peruvian painting. More monothematic are the Amano, the museum for pre-Columbian textile art, and the Museo de los Colli, a small, privately run treasure in the Comas district.