The National Afro-Peruvian Museum in Peru is located just a hundred meters away from the Peruvian Congress and it just turned ten years old.
In this place, the memory of the African culture in Peru is commemorated. “A history of slavery with an end to freedom, struggle, rhythm and culture, which is still written to this day”, said El Comercio.
Visitors can experience a place that takes them back to the second half of the 18th century after passing a carved wooden gate adorned with flower motifs.
“Admission is free for the general public, you just have to show your ID at the entrance and sign a registration form to access the nine rooms that make up the permanent exhibition”, according to information from El Comercio.
The tour begins in the origins of African slavery in Europe and its arrival in Peru around 1528, with the first Spaniards who arrived at the shores of Tumbes. Later on, the exhibit tells about the activities that the slaves did during the viceroyalty and the savage punishments they received from their owners if they did not comply with the imposed norms.
Other spaces of the museum are dedicated to the African-Peruvian culture and the visitors can enjoy art in different forms, such as paintings, musical instruments and others.
This museum is located at Jiron Ancash 452, Cercado de Lima. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.