Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú

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The Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú (the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru, or MNAAHP) is the largest and most extensive in Peru, boasting about 300,000 artifacts.

The sprawling museum features collections of ceramics, textiles, metal and wood, as well as a large collection of coins. Additionally, the physical anthropology collection showcases mummies, skulls and partial skeletons dating back to 13,000 B.C. Recent travelers said while the museum is interesting, it has more limited English signage than the nearby Museo Larco.

You'll find the museum located in Lima's historic center, about six blocks from the Avenida Brasil bus station. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays until 4 p.m. Admission costs 10 sol (about $3) for adults and 1 sol (about 30 cents) for children ages 12 and younger. For more information, visit the museum's website (in Spanish).

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#1 Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

Known as the birthplace of Lima, the Plaza de Armas (also known as Plaza Mayor) functioned as the heart of the Spanish colony dating back to 1535. Travelers say it's a must-see for every first-time visitor to Lima.

Located in the historic center of Lima, this main square is full of photo ops. Although none of the original structures stand, the current architecture is still photo-worthy. You won't be able to miss the bright yellow Municipal Palace, as well as the bronze fountain that dates back to the early 1650s.

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