MATE Museo Mario Testino
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Av. Pedro de Osma 409, Barranco 15063


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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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  • 3.5Atmosphere

For a break from the many history museums in the city, make a visit to the MATE Museo Mario Testino. This small museum in the Barranco district is named after the famous Peruvian fashion photographer, Mario Testino. Displays include photographs of fashion legends, such as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, as well as collections of contemporary images from cultures around the world. Because of Testino's widespread portfolio, the permanent collection regularly rotates. A favorite among visitors is the room dedicated to Testino's photographs of the late Princess Diana. You'll also find special exhibits from other modern artists.

Recent visitors said the museum is beautifully curated, but small, so it can be seen in just an hour. Reviewers also noted that a trip to the museum offers a good excuse to sightsee in the Barranco district.

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed on Mondays). Admission is 10 sol (about $3) for adults and is free for children 12 and younger. You can find MATE on Pedro de Osma Avenue near the Haylas Chorrillos bus station. For more information about exhibits and events, visit the museum's website.

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