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Museu Historico Regional

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Address: Calle Heladeros, Cusco, Peru
Phone Number: 084/223-245
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Great introduction to the area

This charming local museum really tries to encompass all of local history by including a single room on pre-human details of this area. It then goes into sequential details about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2014
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This charming local museum really tries to encompass all of local history by including a single room on pre-human details of this area. It then goes into sequential details about the various cultures that have inhabited this area. I might not have bothered had this not been on the Boleto Turistico but it was a pleasant and informative visit.

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Byron Bay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It’s on the Boleta Touristica and it’s close to Plaza de Aramas, so you may as well go in. They have some interesting pre Inka pottery, and some really gruesome paintings showing how the Spanish conquistadors treated the Indian Incas. If you don’t have the Boleta Touristica I still think it’s worth the B10 entry price. Photography is prohibited, but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I actually visited the Unsaac Museo Inka which is not listed on trip advisor I actually stumbled across this museum whilst looking for a restraunt .Curiosity got the better of me so I paid the princely sum of 10 soles ( about $5 ) and I was not disappointed Artefacts and jewellery ceramic pottery some stretching back before BC. Most... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This museum looks bigger than it is, and the title suggests that it is more comprehensive than it is. There are no exhibits on the first floor at all, and since the large, interior courtyard takes up so much space there are really only about 7 or 8 rooms to see (on the second floor), one of which is devoted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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Aberdeen
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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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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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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
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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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