In Latin America there are few museums that have complete collections of pre-Hispanic art, Lima is a privileged city because it has the most important museums with collections that cover 15,000 years of Peruvian history.
National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru, located in an old colonial house, built in 1818 by the Viceroy Joaquín de la Pezuela, for rest. In Here also lived the Liberator San Martin and Simon Bolivar did it later therefore known as the Quinta de los Libertadores. It highlights Raimondi Stela and the Tello Obelisk, lithic archaeological area of Chavin, representing divinities of the training period (1400 B.C.), as well as ceramics, textiles and metallurgy of the various cultures of ancient Peru, arranged chronological. It also displays a collection of colonial art.
Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum, is located in the former Hacienda Cave House built in 1707, built on a pre-Hispanic pyramid VIII century, founded in 1925 by Rafael Larco Hoyle in tribute to his father. It has one of the most important collections of pre-Hispanic art. Here you will see the collection “Gold and Silver of Ancient Peru” Burials room of ceramics, textiles and erotic figurines.