The Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum, located in Lambayeque, reached a record number of visitors in 2018, receiving more than 195,000 visits. Today it remains one of the most popular museums in Peru.
“The valuable pieces’ exhibition and ornaments of gold, silver and golden copper of the Lord of Sipán, discovered 30 years ago made the Royal Tombs Museum of Sipán, one of the most visited museums nationwide in 2018, registering that year one of the record figures in its 16 years of operation of 195,961 visitors between January and December 2018,” El Comercio reported.
Most of the visitors (82.52%) were Peruvians, deriving from the regions of Lima, Cusco, La Libertad, Arequipa, Cajamarca, Amazonas, Ancash, Junín, Piura, Puno, among others.
Foreign visitors totaled 26,423 and came from countries such as Italy, France, Holland, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, the United States and Brazil.
“The director of the museum, archaeologist Walter Alva, said that this enclosure continues being one of the most concurred museums of the country,” El Comercio explained. “The 195,961 visits put us probably in one of the first places of the most visited museums in Peru during 2018, keeping these figures in a sustained manner,” Alva noted, according to the aforementioned media.
In the Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum you can see the splendor of the Moche culture, the history of the Lord of Sipán, who reigned during the Moche civilization around 200 AD, and you can also learn about their customs.