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Petit Futé's opinion on MUSEO DE ORO DEL PERU

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The sumptuous residence houses a splendid collection of pre-Columbian silverware, mainly from the Chimu and Lambayeque cultures (11th to 15th centuries). The pieces were bought, one by one, from the "huaqueros" and private collectors from all over the world, who often commissioned the looting of the tombs. The visitor is seized with vertigo in front of so many objects, all in all usual, silver, pure gold, copper, precious stones: necklaces, bracelets, earrings and nose rings of incredible size, decorated with zoomorphic figures, funerary masks, cups inlaid with turquoise, crowns, sacrificial knives (tumis) and diadems shining with ten thousand lights. And as if that were not enough, the museum has a unique collection of weapons and uniforms. Audioguide in French.

Allow three to four hours for a complete (in)visit. The collection is however less important today, hence the complaints about the entrance fee. The museum also suffers from a bad reputation since the media coverage of suspicions about the authenticity of some pieces. Note that this museum is off-center towards the east of Miraflores: take a colectivo on the avenida Angamos Este which also makes the avenida Primavera. Despite the controversies, the visit remains interesting to discover the diversity and richness of pre-Columbian cultures and is a good introduction. It is not the first museum to visit, but the amateurs who have more time should appreciate it.

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Open every day from 10.30am to 6pm. Admission S 33 for the adults, S 16 for the children.

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Egalement un impressionnant musée d'armes du monde à travers l'histoire: armures,épées, poignards, uniformes, lances, fusils et des pistolets de différentes civilisations et cultures.
Tres tres beau ... hélas je n y suis resté que 2 heures, et il faudrait 3 ou 4 heures pour découvrir toutes ces merveilles !
On imagine bien ce qu'on pu ressentir les conquistadors ...
Peu d'intérêt pour les boutiques avoisinantes, dommage !

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