Lima’s Best Museums

As you should know already, Lima is a big city, large enough to hold at least seventy museums. We made a list with the best ones for you.

Museo Larco

Ancient Peru treasures

Bolivar Ave. 1515
Pueblo Libre

Saturday to Thursday 11 a.m – 07 p.m

This is without a doubt a museum not to be missed. If you didn’t have the chance to go to the previous one (both in Pueblo Libre), Museo Larco will give you the view of Peru you are still lacking.

Museo Larco, Lima
Larco Museum, Lima

Cementerio Presbitero Maestro

Jr. Ancash
Lima center

Monday to Sunday 9 a.m – 6 p.m

Two centuries of history along with the first of its kind monumental cemetery of the Americas.

Cementerio Presbitero Maestro Lima
Presbitero Maestro Museum

Convento de San Francisco

Religious art and underground vaults of sepulture

Corner of Jr. Ancash and Jr. Lampa – San Francisco square

Monday to Sunday 9 a.m – 8:45 p.m

A UNESCO cultural world heritage and a unique site of interest.


Precolumbian textiles

Ca. Retiro 160

Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m
Monday by prior appointment

It was reopened with a whole new and modern proposal and great esthetic design, allowing for a closer approach to its amazing collection.

Amano Museum
Exhibition at Amano Museum


The most important gallery of Peruvian art

Paseo Colón 125, Parque de la Exposición
Lima center

Open from: Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m to 6 p.m

It presents a collection, covering 3000 years of art in Peru, from pre-Columbian times to the present day.


National and international modern and contemporary art

Grau Ave. 1511

Tuesday to Sunday 3 p.m – 7 p.m

A 1950-and-on collection. Beautiful location and free admission to the get-away garden.

Oro del Perú

Alonso de Molina 1100


Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday from 10 a.m – 3 p.m

A museum away from the traditional circuits but worth visiting.

Catedral de Lima


Main square
Lima center

Monday to Saturday 9 a.m – 5 p.m, Sundays 3 p.m – 5 p.m

The cathedral itself is a museum.

Lima´s Cathedral
Lima´s Cathedral

Palacio Arzobispal

XVI-XIX century art pieces, paintings, and sculptures

Main square
Lima center

Tuesday to Sunday 9 a.m – 5 p.m

Besides being a museum, it also stands out for being an architectonic jewel.

Museo del Banco Central de Reserva

Jr. Ucayali 271
Lima center

Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m – 17 p.m

Huaca Pucllana

Archaeological site museum

Ca. Gral Borgoño block 8

Wednesday to Monday 9 a.m – 3:30 p.m

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