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Casa Museo Mario Vargas Llosa

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Great experience

I hadn't expected this museum to be so fantastic. You will be led through the house (which is... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Daniela F
Fantastic, immersive experience

This is the most immersive museum experience I have had. From the hologram at the beginning... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
Tad D
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I hadn't expected this museum to be so fantastic. You will be led through the house (which is pretty big) by two guides who explain some things and let you watch the holograms and videos telling the story of Mario Vargas Llosa's life from his...More

Thank Daniela F
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Far away 6 blocs from Plaza de Armas just a donación of Vargas Llosa who was born in Arequipa, Books of his private collectio. Of little interest

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This is the most immersive museum experience I have had. From the hologram at the beginning, through every room with films and artifacts, this was a really thorough and entertaining trip! We were the only two in the museum at about 1:30 pm and so...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

A vivid and entertaining evocation of the life and work of Mario Vargas Llosa with holograms, videos, furnishing and and memorabilia to illustrate the life and work of this son of Arequipa.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We live in Arequipa and most Saturdays we are looking for interesting cultural attractions. Although I had never read any of Mario Varas LLosa's works, I knew he was a famous writer. We were impressed with their technical presentation using holograms and movies to tell...More

Thank DavidM10307
Reviewed 4 July 2017

To be honest, I had never heard of the author, although I must have heard the name when he won the Nobel prize in Literature. A surprising multimedia presentation through several rooms describing various aspects of his life. Really almost a tour of the 20th...More

Thank running_ricardo
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Perhaps the best thing we did in Arequipa. The museum exceeded all our expectations with it's set-up and the use of technology to take us into the mind and life of a great writer. It's inspirational to see how much one man has accomplished. The...More

Thank Kevin d
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I love Vargas Llosa so I really wanted to visit the museum, nevertheless, when I got there and they told me the visit lasts more than 2h, I must say I panicked a little... After a very boring video about how they built the museum...More

Thank RitaJardim
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Going to a house-museum may not sound like the most exciting thing to visit at first hand... However, this is an exceptional and super entertaining museum where there is no time to get bored! Through original decoration, manuscripts and realistic set ups this museum takes...More

Thank Hugo P
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting Museo Mario Vargas Llosa was a very good idea. The visit was guided very good and gave us a lot information about the writer. I recommend it.

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