TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards have recently released the 2018 list of the top museums in the world.  Lima’s Museo Larco has been recognized as the best museum in South America and one of the twenty best in the world. Aracari spoke with Andres Alvaréz Calderón, the president of Museo Larco, about…

An Insider Art Experience at Casa Jaime Liébana

For art aficionados visiting Lima, Aracari’s special-access visit to the workshops and home of Lima’s renowned family of artists, the Liébanas, is an exclusive opportunity for culturally curious travellers to delve into Peru’s art world, past and present. The Casa Liébana art tour in the capital’s bohemian art district of…

Santa Teresa Monastery with Director Franz Grupp

Santa Teresa Monastery 1

Arequipa is easily one of the most charming cities in all of Peru, home to gleaming-white historic buildings made from volcanic ash, sillar, grand religious monasteries, and a rich cultural scene – hosting the annual literary Hay Festival. One of the city’s key attractions is Santa Teresa Monastery, a living-museum where cloistered…

Pedro de Osma Museum

Pedro de Osma Museum with Aracari_ Team Photo

Peru is a country rich in cultural history, with ancient civilizations ranging from one of the oldest in the world – the Caral civilization that dates back to 3,200 BC – to the powerful Incan Empire from the 16th century. Last week the Aracari team visited the Pedro de Osma Museum, which helps explain…

The Opening of the MALI Permanent Collection

This Wednesday afternoon, there was no lack of diversity amongst the crowds at Lima’s illustrious Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI, for short), one of the top museums in Lima. Roving students on school trips scampered past groups of nuns in habits, as tourists in sneakers and jeans mingled with…

Chavin Culture Exhibition Opens at MALI

The Chavin Culture The Chavin Culture is an extinct culture that developed between 1500 and 300 B.C. in the highlands of the Peruvian Andes and its influence extended up and down the present-day Peruvian coast. Chavin de Huantar Chavín de Huántar is the principal archaeological site and a UNESCO World…