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Cusco Regional History Museum

Calle Heladeros, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #46 of 100 attractions in Cusco
Type: History Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
33 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Not a great Cusco attraction, but contains a fairly decent selection of Inca, per-Inca and Colonial artefacts. To be honest the range and variety at the Inka Museum is better, but it's a pleasant old house and the staff make an effort by dressing up in traditional clothes. I think it's probably fair to say that all the city sights... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is a nice little museum to spend 30-40 minutes strolling around. I went as it was included in the Boleto Touristico, not sure how much it is separately. It has some interesting info on the history of the Inca's along with some Inca artefacts. Annoying, though I've noticed this a lot, not everything has the english translation. Nothing spectacular.

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Austin, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Of the minor museums covered by the Boleto Turistico, this is probably the best. It should take you about a half hour or 45 minutes to tour the museum. The museum covers interesting tale of how the history of the Incas and Peru was documented. Some wonderful period clothing and furniture as well as information on the Cusco school of... More

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Long Island, NY
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71 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We bumped into this museum after we stopped by at the Choco Museo located nearby. Since the museum admission was included in the tourist ticket, we thought we check it out. Formerly built as a mansion for Garcilas de la Vega (Cuzco’s famous historian), it is now called the Museo Historico Regional and has many Incan and pre-Incan artifacts. There’s... More

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Parker, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The museum isn't very big, but it is included in the Bollesta Touristica, so I went. Easy to find, close to the main Plaza....but only takes about 30 minutes to see it all....

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Calgary, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Entrance to this museum is included in the Boleto Touristico, so if you're walking by and have already purchased your ticket, then it's worth a look. It doesn't take long to go through. If you've been in a number of museums, then you've probably already seen much of what's in this one.

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Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Not as popular as some of the other sites in Cusco centre, but we really enjoyed strolling through at a leisurely pace. It was full of interesting things and provided an inviting environment for visitors. Although we traveled as a couple, I think this place might have enough to keep kids interested too. Good value and worth a look.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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109 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Living history in Cusco. Although not extensive, the museum provides a good overview of the Inca Empire before the conquest.

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Jávea, Spain
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Actually located in the house of Garcilaso de la Vega, this museum was particularly interesting in the information it gave about the man who has provided so much information about the Inka civilisation and culture. The exhibits on food and cooking were also particularly interesting

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

My first stop on the Cusco city tour was Qorikancha, and Inca ruin with a Spanish cathedral built on top of it. Ernesto, my outstanding guide, used this stop to educate me on the Inca building techniques and prepare me for other sites I would see at Cusco, in the Sacred Valley, and at Machu Picchu.

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