Museo Larco

Museo Larco

Simón Bolivar 1515, Pueblo Libre, Lima, 21 | +51 1 461 1312
Museo Larco Museum in Lima
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Located in quiet Pueblo Libre, this museum is known for its unusual collection of erotic pottery, made more than 1,300 years ago. Housed in an 18th-century vice-royal building built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid, Museo Larco’s collections provide a fascinating insight into Peru’s pre-Columbian history. Along with cheeky depictions involving humans getting up close and personal with cadavers and deities, the gold and jewelry gallery includes a pristine selection of breastplates and headdresses. There’s also a ceremonial room dedicated to human sacrifices and two rooms stuffed with ceramics organized by animal type: birds, dogs, fish, and the other animals that inspired their creators.

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