Churches, Ruins & Museums Near Us

Churches, archaeological ruins, & museums near us

Near us are the main churches of the District and three important museums of Peruvian history

Churches and Ruins map

Museo de Historia Natural (Museum of Natural History)
Avenida Arenales 1256
Lince, Lima

Ph: 471-0117

Open: Mon through Fri, 9 am to 3 pm
Sat 9 am to 5 pm
Sun 9 am to 1 pm
Entrance: $1.20

Museo Rafael Larco Herrera
Avenida Bolívar 1515
Pueblo Libre.

Ph: 461-1312

Open: Mon through Sat, 9 am to 6 pm
Sun, 9 am to 1 pm
Entrance: $6.00

This private museum has one of the world’s largest ceramics display. There are 50,000 ceramic pieces including works of gold and silver and the famous pre-Colombian erotic ceramics collection. Among its weavings is the astonishing ‘Tejido de Paracas’ which contains 398 threads per linear inch.

Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru
(National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru)
Plaza Bolívar s/n
Pueblo Libre, Lima

Ph: 463-5070

Open: Tue through Sat, 9 am to 5 pm
Sun, 9 am to 4 pm
Entrance: $3.00

This museum traces Peru’s archaeological history from the earliest pre-Colombian to Republican times. Its collection includes scale replicas of large archaeological sites, the original ‘Estela Raymondi’ and the ‘Obeliscos de Chavin.’ The museum also carries paintings from late Colonial and early Republican times and Peru’s best textile collection, the Mantos de Paracas (see our photo gallery). The building that houses the museum was for a time the home of revolutionary heroes Jose de San Martín and Simon Bolívar.