Enter the Pueblo Libre or Free Town district of Lima and you’ll be immersed in the history of a fascinating city. The exterior of the Larco Herrera Museum, which is housed inside an 18th century colonial mansion, is beautiful in its own right. However, it is inside where you’ll discover an extensive collection of pre-Columbian art.
The highlight is the fine textile work on display. One piece holds a world record for thread count at an incredible 398 threads per inch.
You’ll also come across ceramics, metalwork, silver and semi-precious stones as your expert guide is able to explain the significance of each and every piece.