Lima: Private Gold and Weapons Museum Guided Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 3 hours
Discover the development and changes in gold production through the ages on a private guided tour of the Gold and Weapons Museum in Lima. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the museum, where you can admire one of the largest collections of Peruvian historical heritage artifacts in the world. In the company of a professional guide, stroll through a collection of over 8,000 pre-Inca priceless pieces such as necklaces, bracelets and rings, as well as ceramic pieces, tools, weapons, and funeral offerings. You can also learn more about Peru's textile trade at a permanent exhibition, followed by a visit to the museum's weapon collection. Here, admire an impressive collection of 20,000 weapons, including some pre-Colombian pieces, before getting dropped off back at your hotel.
Enjoy a tour of Lima's cultural district of Barranco. Barranco has become known as a bohemian neighborhood with a budding art scene. Its old colonial mansions are being turned into restaurants, cafés, clubs, design shops, art galleries, and museums. Stroll through the coastal neighborhood and soak up its history. Start with a hotel pickup and transfer to Barranco. Visit the Osma Museum to check out a wide collection of Peruvian colonial art. Then, go to the Mario Testino Art Gallery to see an exhibit of famous Peruvian photographer's best work. Next up, visit Las Pallas, a craft and traditional folk art shop. Explore the wide and colorful variety of pieces brought from artisanal communities around Peru. Finally, enjoy a magical walk through the romantic Bridge of Sighs, which inspired the great Peruvian singer Chabuca Granda to compose one of her most iconic and well-known songs. Bef...
Discover the rich history of ancient Peru as you wander through the 18th century mansion that is home to the Larco Museum. Marvel at more than 45,000 pieces in the Treasures of Ancient Peru collection, including ceramic pieces from the Mochica culture that are known for their erotic quality. Learn about pre-Columbian art and societies from your private tour guide whose expertise will enrich your visit. Dine with a garden view during lunch at the museum restaurant.
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