This enormous state building exemplifies the architecture of the military government of the 70s. It was re-opened as a museum... More
Museo de la Nación
This enormous state building exemplifies the architecture of the military government of the 70s. It was re-opened as a museum in 1990, and today has four floors of exhibitions. There are replicas of pre-colonial life, along with ceramics from various cultures and reproductions of the country's main archaeological sites. Throughout the museum, visitors can follow a series of educational illustrations, models and collections representing different aspects of the development of ancient Peru. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the galleries also house temporary exhibits. Parking is available.
Good introduction to pre-hispanic Peruvian Culture
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 07/06/2005
The Museo de la Nación is a great opportunity to understand the rich cultural history of Peru. Many of the Country's archaeological treasures are located here (and not at the sites where they were discovered).
The building itself is imposing and ont of the tallest buildings in the southern part of the City where it is located. It has a half finished appearance with rather poorly lit exhibits. The price of admission includes a guided tour.
This museum is outstanding. I suggest using a guide( a tip is the only cost) then wandering around on your own. The pottery collection is worth the price of admission. Its a great place to visit before exploring the country.