We enter through high walls covered in bougainvilla in every shade from orange through deepest purple, and ascend the walkway to an exquisite 18th century viceroy’s mansion. It is now a private museum housing Rafael Larco Hoyle’s collection of pre-Colombian artifacts from Peru’s many ancient cultures, some dating back 10,000 years. The Incas were late comers!
The museum’s displays are works of art in themselves, perfectly lighted, with clear explanations as to period, culture, and use. Pottery dominates,
but there are astounding weavings as well. One surviving sample holds the world record at 325 threads per inch.
One delight after another.