Pre-columbian cultures viewed precious metals in a religious context. It is often said that gold was the blood of their sun god â€” Viracocha, landing important credence in rituals and ceremonies.
Your dream vacation to Peru would be far from complete without visiting Lima’s Gold Museum of Peru and Arms of the World. Filled with elaborate gold artefacts with an impressive array of weapons, this once-private museum was curated by enthusiast Miguel Mujica Gallo.
His passion led to the collection of eclectic artefacts beyond the times of the Incans â€” from the unique Golden Weasel of the Frias culture, to the Golden Glove of the Sican culture. Most impressive is a gold effigy made from highly refined Incan gold.