The Julio C. Tello Museum, located in Paracas, south of the Peruvian capital, was given a prize by the Leading Culture Destinations Awards, in the fifth edition held at the South Kensington Club, in the city of London.
The institution received the award of "Best New Museum in Latin America", a category it was nominated for along with the Underwater Museum of Archaeology of Campeche (Mexico). It is worth mentioning that it was also selected for the "Best Architecture" category, along with the YSL Museum (Morocco) and the Zeitz MOCAA (South Africa).
Leading Culture Destinations is a cultural travel site that seeks to connect a new generation of travelers to the most extraordinary cultural destinations in the world, and it also has a cultural magazine that shows content related to its annual awards.
This annual award celebrates the best established and emerging cultural destinations in the world. The aim is to highlight the most impactful activities at the institutions that are nominated and to thus create an opportunity for destinations to be considered by potential travelers, transforming them into places of real cultural importance.
The Leading Culture Destinations Awards have different categories that include best exhibitions, activities, hotels and restaurants, all linked in some way or another to art and culture.