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Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo

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More than just minerals

I went to this museum on a Monday, when most other museums in Lima are closed, and it was... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Leon B
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Haifa, Hefa, Israel
Worth the trip to the centre of Lima

If I'm not mistaken it's the biggest mineral collection in Peru. Most (if not all, Peruvian in... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
AngloPeruvian
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Lima, Peru
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It is the first Peruvian mineral´s museum that houses an outstanding collection of minerals, demonstrating their exquisite beauty,complexity and witness to the mining wealth of Peru. It also has significant exhibits of ceramic art from the Chancay...more
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Inexpensive - 18 sols including lunch. Highlights the minerals found in Peru. An amazing collection. It would have been nice to have been able to purchase more than was on offer

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

I went to this museum on a Monday, when most other museums in Lima are closed, and it was definitely worth a visit. Except the amazing exhibition of minerals, there are also displays of ancient pre-inka pottery and textiles. A little more guidance and explanations...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leon B
Reviewed 23 August 2018

It is amazing how many minerals there are in Peru and Andres de Castillo's Museus expose many in one place. I would recommend this place specially for jewellery designers and geologists. But the ticket is 10 Soles and I found better museums for free in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

If I'm not mistaken it's the biggest mineral collection in Peru. Most (if not all, Peruvian in origin). World class samples. Don't miss the UV and the Huacos at the back.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AngloPeruvian
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Andres de Castillo's Museum has an amazing well displayed collection of beautiful Peruvian minerals, the best museum in Latin America. Furthermore there is are outstanding galleries with Chancey pottery and textiles which represent early Peruvian culture. There is a cafeteria with tasty cuisine and a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I have never, and probably never will, see a bigger collection of minerals. It's pretty mind blowing. I didn't know that there where so many on the planet.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Johan S
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Woaw! I love this place ♡♡♡♡♡ Very intense and with a lot of suspense ! I think its the place to be♡ God save "museo de los minerales"

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank AdrienZ42
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I went to see an overview of the minerals found in Peru, found a neat section on the Chancey Culture (900 AD-1500 AD). Great textiles and pottery, a peace loving culture that had governors and lords represented on their pottery instead of fierce Gods. All...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank CFEIII
Reviewed 29 October 2016

You may wonder what has a museum devoted to minerals and crystals got to do with Andean art. But inside are 3-4 rooms which focus on Chancay art--the amazing work of one of the pre-Inca communities in Peru. In fact, this is probably the best...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank tunai
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I'm glad I went into this museum. It took me a little while to work out how to get a ticket (tell the security guard, write your name in the book, go into the little shop to the left of the entrance and get one...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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