Rafael Larco Herrera Museum

Wednesday – March 23, 2011 – Rafael Larco Herrera Museum

We had lunch at the Café del Museo and had some time to stroll around the grounds.  The gardens were beautiful as you can see.  The restaurant is located in the terrace and garden under the Pre-Columbian pyramid and vice royal mansion that hosts the Larco Collection.  Here we experience the lucuma plant for dessert.  It’s sort of a cross between flan and butterscotch pudding!   

Our guide took us through two different exhibits; one the erotic pre-Columbian pots and then another section with Columbian and Incan history. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larco_Museum  The Larco Museum (Spanish:Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera) is a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art, located in the Pueblo Libre District of Lima, Peru. The museum is housed in an 18th century vice-royal mansion built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid. It showcases chronological galleries that provide athorough overview of 4,000 of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. It boasts one of the world’s largest collections of pre-Columbian art including Moche, Chimu, Wari, Paracas, Nazca, and Inca pieces. Additionally, the Larco Museum is well known for its gallery of pre-Columbian erotic pottery gallery.

 Slide Show of Gardens and Exhibits

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