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Lima is a city that has charm, history and tradition. Is that a strong colonial past has been marked forever. At the same time is a city with a vibrant nightlife and urban life, how could it be otherwise, cultural. Here we tell you all you need to know about the museums of Lima, Peru.
Among one of the topics that can be discovered on a visit to Lima, we must consider the historical and archaeological wealth that is so important in Peru. So there are many museums devoted to it. Among the improvements are:
Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum, has a rich display of gold objects, textiles and ceramics from pre-Columbian cultures.
National Museum of Peruvian Culture: One of the most important museums of Peru. It has a huge collection of objects that shows social, political and economic cultures that inhabited Peru from prehistory to the present. (Avenida Alfonso Ugarte 650).
The Historic National Road was the country’s first federally financed road building project.
It served as the gateway to the West for early settlers. Follow the path of history and enjoy the natural beauty of Maryland’s Historic National Road.
Casselman River Bridge State Park
The Casselman Bridge was built is 1813 and at 80 feet was the longest single span stone arch bridge of its time. Located near the bridge are historic buildings circa 1800 moved to the site from other locations in Western Maryland. The buildings have been restored and house the “Spruce Forest Artisan Village”, the Penn Alps Restaurant and Stanton’s Mill, a working grist mill. Read the rest of this entry »
The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is an art museum located in the Federal Hill neighborhood at 800 Key Highway in Baltimore, Maryland. The city agreed to give the museum a piece of land on the south shore of the Inner Harbor under the condition that its organizers would clean up residual pollution from a copper paint factory and a whiskey warehouse that formerly occupied the site. It has been designated by Congress as America’s national museum for self-taught art.
The founder and director of the AVAM is Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, a former psychiatric nurse who left her job to “trumpet the wonders of raw human creativity” . She raised $7 million in six years from donors such as Anita Roddick. Designed by Rebecca Swanston and Alex Castro, the museum was opened to the public on November 24, 1995. Read the rest of this entry »