Few places on earth have a history as complex and varied as Peru. To properly showcase that history a seriously large space was needed, so in 1990 the government installed one of the country's most important museums in what was originally the Ministry of Fisheries. The hulking, brutalist structure has six levels of artifacts that date as far back as 7600 B.C. Some of the most important pieces of Peruvian history can be found here, like the famed Lanzón de Chavín (a carved stone statue from the central highlands), and a recreation of the burial chamber of the Lord of Sipán. New on the sixth floor is "Yuyanapaq," a deeply moving exhibition created by Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission that outlines the country's two decades of internal conflict. You'll spend 1–2 hrs. here at most.
Museo de la Nación
Avenida Javier Prado Este 2465
Our Rating Neighborhood San Borja Hours Tues–Sun 9am–6pm Phone 01/476-9878 Prices Free Web site Museo de la Nación
MapAvenida Javier Prado Este 2465 Lima
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.