Two of Lima’s most important museums are in Pueblo Libre. That means, of course, if you are interested in the cultural heritage of the country. One is the Museo Nacional de Arqueología Antropología e Historia del Perú. It is located in a colonial building at Park Plaza Bolivar. The museum impresses with its architecture – bright galleries open into the planted courtyard. The collection itself is just as great. Life-size scenes give visitors a taste of the life of pre-Hispanic cultures. There are ceramics of the Nazca, Inka and Moche, as well as metal products: gold headdresses, drinking vessels and sculptures.
The second important museum is the Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera. Here you will find ceramics, gold jewelry and textiles. The most popular part of the collection among visitors is the erotic ceramics of the Moche. The special feature of the museum is that the camp is open to the public, another 30,000 finds are housed there. A small but fine museum is the home of the Peruvian artist Julia Codesido, a Costumbrista artist. Costumbrismo designates the literary as well as other artistic representation of the everyday life. The Casa Museo Julia Codesido exhibits works by the artist, you can also visit the gardens where Julia Codesido painted.