MUSEO LARCO OPENS FROM 9AM TO 10PM, DAILY. The Museo Larco is housed in an exquisite 18th century vice-royal mansion, built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The museums galleries exhibit the finest and most magnificent gold and jewelry treasures from Ancient Peru and the renowned erotic collection, one of Perus most celebrated attractions. Founded in 1926 and located in Lima, the Museo Larco holds the largest and most important archaeological collection of Ancient Peru in the world. Peru is known worldwide thanks to the legendary Inca Empire on the Andes Mountains; however few are aware that this society existed only for the last 100 years before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores. The Museo Larco portrays to the visitor an engaging narrative, recounting 5000 years in the development of Perus pre-Columbian history; thus becoming the ideal means to understand and enjoy Ancient Peru. On the Museums terraces overlooking its vibrant and stunning gardens, find Museo Larcos Caf restaurant, where one can savour the best of Peruvian and International cuisine.All in all, its accurate to say that to become fascinated by Peruvian history, the journey begins at Museo Larco!