Museo de Oro del Peru (Gold Museum)
Incan Gold in Museo de Oro del Peru © Manuel GonzÃ¡lez Olaechea
The Museo de Oro del Peru showcases several centuries of Peruvian gold craftsmanship. Its safe-rooms are housed in a fortress-like building and are crammed with treasures from the Incas and their predecessors. In fact, most of the artefacts are pre-Incan. The massive collection of jewellery, weaponry, gleaming gold statues and ceremonial objects has been exhibited around the world and is truly outstanding. Visitors will also see many other cultural artefacts, such as masks, clothing, mummies, wooden staffs, pre-Incan weapons and exquisite tapestries. Regarding access, travellers should note that the museum is in a residential area beyond the normal tourist route. It's well worth seeking out, though.
Address: Avenida Alonso de Molina 1100, Monterrico.