Art Museums/Galleries in Lima

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  • Discover Lima through the eyes of its artists. Whether a sculpture by a hometown favorite or a private collection painting by a well-known big-wig, art gives you a glimpse into the soul of a place, and the folks that call it home. In order to get familiar with the history of the Peruvian art, and very specially with art of Lima, there are a few art museums that you should visit: Pedro de Osma Museum, Museo de Arte religioso and Museo de Arte de Lima, which will provide you with an accurate overview of the historical artistic background of this city. And of course, this will help you understand some of the topics, themes and icons that artists work with nowadays. As for contemporary art and handicrafts, museum Casa de la Riva Agüero and its temporary exhibitiosn are also a must, while if you are interested in modern artistic production, we suggest the Galeria de la Municipalidad de Miraflores, Centro Cultural Ricardo Palma and Forum, places that usually showcase many of the best art exhibitions in the city. So, go high-brow, low-brow and everything in-between at the art museums and galleries of Lima. Just don't touch the paintings.

    Museo de Arte de Lima

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    Paseo Colón 125

    Pre-Columbian and modern Peruvian art... read more

    Pedro de Osma Museum

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    Avenida Pedro de Osma 423

    Boundless art... read more

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    Museo de Arte Italiano

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    Paseo de la República,
    Cuadra 1

    Works by Italian artists... read more

    Museo de Arte Religioso

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    Plaza de Armas
    Catedral de Lima

    Catholic paintings and sculpture... read more

    Casa De La Riva Agüero

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    Jirón Camaná 459

    Architecture from the 18th century... read more

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    Sala Luis Miró Quesada

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    Avenida Larco, esquina con Diez Canseco

    Among most popular galleries in Lima... read more


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    Avenida Larco 1150

    Renowned gallery on Avenida Larco... read more

    Centro Cultural Ricardo Palma

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    Avenida Larco 770

    Museum/Cultural center in heart of city... read more
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