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.

Lima Cathedral

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Duration 8 Hours
Departures Daily Departures from Lima Peru at 9.00am
Activities You will visit Lima downtown and Larco Herrera Museum
Hotel Not included, available upon request
Meals Lunch included
Customizable YES, feel free to ask for extra services
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PROGRAM

You will be picked up from your hotel at 09.00 am . The city tour begins with the visit to the Plaza the Armas, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Running along two sides are arcades with shops: Portal de Escribanos and Portal de Botoneros. In the centre of the Plaza is a bronze fountain dating from 1560. Located in the Plaza is the Cathedral, note the splendidly carved stalls, the silver covered altars surrounded by fine woodwork, mosaic covered walls bearing the coats of arms of Lima and Pizarro. Then you’ll visit the Monastery of San Francisco, this is famous for the Sevillian tile work and paneled ceiling in the cloisters, the catacombs under the church and part of the monastery are well worth seeing, You’ll visit the old colonial streets in the centre of the city.
After visiting Lima city we will go to the Larco Herrera Museum , 18th century colonial-style museum houses the largest and most impressive ceramic collection in the world, with about 55,000 pre-Colombian clay pots on display. The collection concentrates on the refined ceramics of the Moche Dynasty, the people who lived along the northern coast of Peru between 200 and 700 AD. The Moche culture is recognized as accomplishing one of the greatest imaginative languages of ancient Peru through the use of creative pottery, providing clues to all aspects of their civilization without the use of the written word. One can learn about their religion, agriculture, transport, dance and music through their ceramic designs and shapes. The Moche are also renowned for their fascinating erotic pottery and the famous collection is on display in the separate ‘Erotic Hall’, depicting sexual practices of several Peruvian cultures in a lifelike, explicit and often humorous way. At the end of the services transfer to your hotel. (L)

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INCLUDES:
All scheduled transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals
as specified in the itinerary. CB= Continental Breakfast; B=Breakfast; L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

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International and domestic airfares, accommodations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

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