A Guide to the Best Specialty Museums in Peru

Amano Museum

Peru’s long history and diverse culture has inspired many museums and art galleries. If you visit Peru, you must visit a museum or two; but which ones? We’ve put together this list of the best museums and art galleries in Peru to help you decide. Whichever museum you wish to…

Things to do in Cusco for art lovers

Hilario Mendivil Museum Peru

A Cusco Shopping Guide For Art Lovers One of the best things to do in Cusco is to get to know the city’s artistic and cultural scene. A refreshing way to take in all the creativity that Cusco has to offer is by taking a walk through the city’s streets…

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

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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…

Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa

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The highlight of a visit to Arequipa is the Santa Catalina Monastery, one of the most impressive colonial religious buildings in Peru. The large convent is a ‘city within a city,’ covering over 20,246 square meters (218,000 square feet) and preserving the characteristics of 16th and 18th centuries, with narrow…