Museo de Arte Precolombino, Cusco

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See a collection of art and artifacts at Museo de Arte Precolombino, a heritage center that sensitively and sympathetically details the artistic progress and cultural development of natives before the colonial era. Built on the site an Incan ceremonial court, the museum's main building was designed as a colonial mansion in 1580. A historic monument of Cusco reopened as a museum in 2003, the building  now displays a collection of artworks and objects from the pre-Columbian times. Take a tour of the museum to see the finely sculpted jewelry, ornate pots, and ceremonial masks made by native cultures between 1250 BCE and 1532 CE. Using our world travel planner, Cusco attractions like Museo de Arte Precolombino can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I thought the collection of this museum was bigger, but on the other hand, the infrastructure of the site for its exposure and very good. The pieces are beautiful and fill your eyes. Recommend
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  • It is located in the Plaza de las Nazarenas, and the entrance fee is S/.10.00 soles per person. There is no guiding service but you can buy an audio guide to S/.10.00 soles, however we do not use it much, only at the beginning, since we realized that there was enough information in each sample. The museum has very beautiful and very well maintained pieces, it looks quite like the Larco Museum of Lima.
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  • Wonderful modern museum. It's compact, which is a plus: it gives you a good sense of many groups of native people (not just the Inca) by highlighting a few great pieces from each area and describing their significance with great signs. When we visited we took our time and spent about 1.5 hours there. Also admission was very inexpensive (20 soles for foreigners in general and 10 for students).
  • Outstanding museum with unique native Peruvian artifacts. Demonstrates extremely well the art of the ancient incas and other wonderful people. I highly recommend the visit.
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