Museo de Oro del Peru (Gold Museum)
Housed in a fortress-like building are the safe-rooms crammed
with treasures from the Inca civilisation and their predecessors.
The massive collection of gleaming gold, ceremonial objects and
jewellery compete for attention, and the famous golden Tumi, the
symbol of Peru, has been exhibited around the world. The rest of
the museum is just as interesting with thousands of exquisite
tapestries, pre-Incan weapons and wooden staffs, masks, mummies,
and clothing. There is also a vast display of antique weapons and
uniforms, a reminder of Peru's violent past.
Address: Avenida Alonso de Molina 1100, Monterrico
Telephone: (0)1 345 1271,
Transportation: Bus from corner of Avenida Javier Prado and Avenida
Aviacion to Avenida Angamos, change to bus marked 'Universidad de
Lima'. Ask to be let off at the Museo de Oro.
Opening Time: Daily 11:30am-7pm.
Admission: PEN 33 adults, PEN 16 children under 11.