Located just a few feet from Peru’s Congress, the museum showcases the cultural and social contributions of the Afro-Peruvian community.
Commemorating ten years of the founding of the museum, El Comercio writes this about Peru’s African heritage: “A history of slavery with an end to freedom, struggle, rhythm and culture, which is still written to this day.”
Visitors to the Afro-Peruvian museum will experience a space that takes them back to the second half of the 18th century. The museum recounts 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.
The exhibit also recounts the various cultural and social activities of Peru’s enslaved during the viceroyalty, and the cruel punishment they received.
The museum also dedicates spaces to celebrating African-Peruvian culture in various art forms. There are nine rooms for the museum’s permanent exhibition.
Admission is free for the general public with ID. The Afro-Peruvian Museum is located downtown on Jiron Ancash 452, Cercado de Lima, and open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
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