A new attraction in Lima, Peru: the Museo Metropolitano

Travel Tips — By Isabel Guerra on February 26, 2012 at 12:00 am

Ever visited a “virtual museum”? Probably not, at least according to the creators of the Museo Metropolitano de Lima, who claim this museum to be the first of its kind all over the world: a place that displays the most relevant moments of a city’s history using laser holograms, 3D films and huge photographs and drawings.

One of Museo Metropolitano's exhibition halls (Photo: Limacomovamos.org)

The Museo Metropolitano displays Lima’s timeline starting some 10,000 years ago, since the first human settlements, its first prehispanic civilizations, the Ichma nation, the city’s Spanish foundation bt Francisco Pizarro in 1535, the Viceroyalty, the Independence years, the first Republican times, and of course the contemporary years, taking advantage of modern technology and advanced audiovisual systems to make this representations an unforgettable experience.

To make this possible, the museum’s halls are actually carefully planned stages with scenery, where you will see some 40 films (2D and 3D), enacting many important historic moments and is protagonists, like Taulichusco chief, Francisco Pizarro, Nicolás de Ribera El Viejo (first Lima mayor), Saint Rose of Lima, Saint Martin de Porres, Viceroy Manuel Amat and his Peruvian Mistress Micaela Villegas, José de San Martín proclaiming the Independence, among many others.

Most of these audiovisual materials have been specially prepared by the Peruvian filmmaker Luis Llosa and his production team, enacting also certain moments like prehispanic religious rites, the arrival of the conquistadores, the daily life during the viceroyalty, some of the earthquakes that have hit Lima, etc.

The museum is located nearby Lima Downtown, pretty close to the Museo de Arte, Gran Parque de Lima and not to far away from the Magic Water Circuit.

Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 5pm.

Admission Fee: S/. 4 soles