- Type: Art Museums/Galleries
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Originally owned by the Mujica family, who then donated it to the Peruvian government
- Peruvian businessman Miguel Mujica Gallo spent his entire life collecting different archaeological artifacts and weapons from all over the world, to create what is now one of the largest museums in Lima. On display is an extremely impressive collection of pre-Hispanic gold, silver and semiprecious stones, as well as ceramics and textiles from the Mochica, Chimú and Vicús cultures. Beautiful tumis, idols and masks sit in large exhibition cases, obsequies that demonstrate the impressive technological advances made in metallurgy, and uses of gold by the inhabitants of ancient Peru. In addition to archaeological finds, this museum displays an impressive collection of weapons from different eras and parts of the world. Admission required.
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