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Pumapungo Museo, Cuenca

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Learn about the history of the nation at Pumapungo Museo, an innovative and interactive institution. Set among the ruins of an Incan settlement, the museum introduces the ethnographic history of the nation, revealing the diversity of those that settled the land and the cultures that grew here over the centuries. With dioramas and life-size replicas of houses, the museum provides a glimpse into the lives of montubios (coastal farmers), rainforest cultures, and Afro-Ecuadorians. Using our international travel planner, Cuenca attractions like Pumapungo Museo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The display was really lovely and I had the feeling that one day wouldn't be enough to see everything you wanted to see! It was divided in sections and had a special exhibition on Indian culture, but....  more »
  • If you think you can do this museum in a couple of hours you are sadly mistaken. Plan for the better portion of the day at the very least. A few days would be more like the time you would need to...  more »
  • My previous experiences with museums in Ecuador had me with low expectations, but this is a great museum. I'll go so far as to say the best in the country. Interesting historical and modern exhibits.
  • A bit of everything. From traditional cultures to modern artists. From ancient ruins to a small zoo. It was easy to spend a couple of hours here and enjoy the displays as well as the beautiful grounds. And it's free so you can't beat the price!
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