Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, Cuenca

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Learn about Ecuadorian history through engaging exhibits built around actual historical sites at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP. Built around a convent from Incan times, the museum guides guests through Ecuador’s history. Observe the different exhibits such as the map of inhabited areas, plant life of the area, and descriptions of the indigenous people. Behind the museum you can find a snack shop serving waffles and ice cream as well as some gardens which are nice resting places, especially if you have children. To visit Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP on your trip to Cuenca, use our Cuenca route app.
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  • Very interesting museum, they have terraces with historical constructions, even with birds. Very recommended for visit if you have time in Cuenca. Sometimes they have temporary installations  more »
  • Sadly the museum was closed due to Covid until further notice. Wish they had the info on their site for less disappointment. Funny how other small museums are all open and functional.  more »
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  • I like this museum because of all the detailed information about the maps and the history of the different cultures. I can't remember all the different types of names of the different tribes that were along the coast and in the country but I can definitely say it was an interesting. unfortunately the reason I gave it one star less was because majority of the sections didn't have any English and to tell you the truth my Spanish wasn't the best. so I have to warn you if you cannot read Spanish very well this might not be the best museum for you but that being said I still did love the displays and love the imagery
  • The indoor museum is pretty small but pretty cool. There is an excellent mural on the wall, a variety of ancient artifacts displayed on the other walls, and a super cute exhibit of the region's history told through miniatures or diorama type setups replete with terrain, structures, and little figurines going about daily life in different historical periods. As a budding miniaturist architect myself (take me down to Tiny Town), I sure enjoyed this playful little representations of the past. But the best part of the museum is the outdoor area. There are ancient ruins, llamas you can walk right up to, big birds (sadly) trapped in small cages, beautiful garden areas, little sitting places, a little pond with some ducks in it, good views of the city. It's a really lovely place to spend a couple hours. There's no entrance fee, either, so there's no reason not to go to Pumapungo! It's good, dog.
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