Pumapungo Museo, Cuenca

4.4
#3 of 26 in Museums in Cuenca
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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  • Spent about 2.5 hrs. visiting both Museum and gift shop. Museum is very clean and well monitored. Exhibits were good and well presented. However, almost nothing was in English, so I'm certain I lost o...  more »
  • All regions of Ecuador were on display. How people have lived before. All different tribes and their culture. On the ground floor were small miniatures. First there was a small village and how it has ...  more »
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  • Interesting museum with a fascinating display of historic currencies and excellent exhibit of indigenous cultures. The grounds are a beautiful park with Inca terraces, a garden of Ecuadorian fruits, vegetables and flowers and an Avery with parrots and raptors. Well worth repeated visits as the season changes.
  • This is a nice enough museum. It is free so it is worth going. Also, the outdoor section is quite nice. There are nice gardens and old ruins. Unfortunately there are some birds of prey kept in small cages. Inside, there is a mint museum in the basement and an interesting indigenous exhibit on the second floor with shrunken heads.
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