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Mate Museo Mario Testino

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Address: Avenida Pedro de Osma 409 | Barranco, Lima Lima 4, Peru
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+51 2517755
10:00 - 19:00
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MATE is the only museum in the world dedicated to the permanent exhibition...

MATE is the only museum in the world dedicated to the permanent exhibition of the work of photographer Mario Testino.

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Small but great museum

It is a nice stop while you are exploring the area itself. The inka pictures, taken by Testino a few years ago, are amazing! I do recommend it to anybody who is interested in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess if you read fashion magazines you'll love this place. Pretty hilarious as an "art" project, however!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice stop while you are exploring the area itself. The inka pictures, taken by Testino a few years ago, are amazing! I do recommend it to anybody who is interested in fashion photography especially.

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Mario Testino is a gifted photographer and this a place to see his great work in one place, in his home town, with a cross section of both contemporary and Alta Moda, the incredible exhibition from Cusco. I love his Diana pics and all in all it's a worthwhile trip if you love great photography.

Thank PonsonbyGirl
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

This museum is small, but definitely interesting. The museum houses work by Testino. Very cool photography, perhaps a must for photographers.

Thank Rogue_Nomad
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Interesting and cool little museum. I particularly loved the 'Alta Moda' exibition, where Testino came back to Peru and photographed local people in their traditional garments, treating it all as high fashion. You can buy combined tickets for Pedro de Osma, MATE and the MAC (Contemporary Art Museum) saving a bit. However, we visited on a Saturday and found the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very small place, but worth a visit to see the high impact prints of Mario's work. A good motivator for photographers

Thank Ray A
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This museum supplied us with a delightful afternoon viewing of the work of Testino, which is at once vivid, cheeky, daring, intimate, colorful.

Thank wilron
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is an awesome alternative to traditional art museums. The Testino work is beautiful especially if you like fashion, but the rotating contemporary, local art is exciting to see, too. Take a walk around the Barranco district to see the architecture and lots of street art.

Thank EsselleAy
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I don't think this is a must see if you're short on time, but it certainly was interesting. The campus was beautiful. I spent about an hour.

Thank NicoleK45
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Although this is a museum primarily devoted to Mario Testino's own work, there are other exhibitions. That said, Testino's is one of the world's most famous fashion photographers, and seeing his work in large scale, and way beyond what is called "fashion", is fabulous.

Thank j0ancl

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