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Discover More Than 10 Museums in Piura, Peru

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Museo de Arte Religioso Virgen de Carmen de Huancabamba


The Virgin de Carmen Museum of Religious Art in Huancabamba contains various religious and cultural items pertaining to the hugely popular Virgin del Carmen festival (and the virgin herself), celebrations for which are particularly vibrant in Huancabamba. You’ll find old photos of the festival, the oldest dating back to 1920, as well as examples of costumes worn during the festivities. The second floor houses a collection of old costumes (the oldest from 1890), necklaces, crowns, vases and other gold and silver artifacts.
  • Address: Parroquia San Pedro, Calle Grau, Huancabamba, Piura Region
  • Hours: open every day (exact hours unknown)
  • Entrance: S/.2
  • Website: none

Museo Mario Polía Meconi de Huancabamba


The Museo Mario Polia Meconi contains approximately 40 archaeological pieces, including artifacts from the local Huancapampa culture and ceramics from the Vicús, Mochica, Lambayeque and Chimú cultures. You’ll also find two slightly morbid Huancapampa mummies, one an adult and one a child.
  • Address: second floor of the Municipal Library, block one of Calle Grau, Huancabamba, Piura Region
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (approx.)
  • Entrance: free
  • Phone: (51-73) 47-3056 (municipality office)
  • Website: none

Museo Casa de la Cultura Tambogrande


The Museo Casa de la Cultura Tambogrande, also known as the Museo Baltazar Jaime Martínez Compañón y Bujanda, is located in the Tambogrande district of Piura. The museum houses a small collection of ceramics from the Chimú, Mochica, Vicús and Lambayeque cultures, as well as paintings representing local customs and legends.
  • Address: Jr. Piura 480, Tambogrande, Piura Region
  • Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Entrance: free
  • Phone: (51-73) 36-8411
  • Email: mdt@munitambogrande.gob.pe (municipality office of Tambogrande)
  • Website: none

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