Huancayo Museums and Art Galleries

(Huancayo, Junin, Peru, PE

City viewThere really are only a handful of museums to speak of within Huancayo, simply adding to the attractions already on offer. The Museo Salesiano is the main museum to speak of and celebrates various aspects of Peruvian flora and fauna.

Those who have visited the Museo Salesiano should then head in a north-easterly direction, along the Avenida Giraldez, where the panoramas of Huancayo are very special. Also in Huancayo is the art gallery of Wali Wasi, and various art stalls dotted around the Cerrito de la Libertad, although for the very best in museums and art galleries, you really will need to pay a visit to nearby Lima.

Photo of the Museo Salesiano

Museo Salesiano (Museo Salesiano de Historia Natural y Arqueologia Padre Vicente Rasetto)

Address: Jiron Arequipa 105, Huancayo, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 064 24 7763
The Museo Salesiano is located alongside the Salesian School and is home to a selection of ceramics and archaeological artefacts from around Peru's Amazon area. Following its relatively recent upgrade, this has become a particularly organised and well laid out museum, with exhibits relating to Peru's rich cultural and natural history. Always a firm favourite are the realistic dioramas, which display a selection of native wildlife.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge

Wali Wasi (House of Spirits)

Address: Avenida de los Angeles, Huancayo, Peru, PE
The Wali Wasi is an interesting gallery and resides within the suburbs on Huancayo, in the area known as the Distrito de Umuto. Home of the local Peruvian artists and priest Pedro Marticorena Orona Laya, the Wali Wasi serves as his studio and contains a large collection of art works, which includes many colourful masks, sculptures created with mud and wood, and paintings of a religious nature.
Open hours: hours vary, appointments required
Admission: free

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