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Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP

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Excellent museum of local Inca artefacts found on the original site. Also has guest artist... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
fraser f
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Interesting museum. Was no charge to get in. They supply lockers to put bags & backpacks. Lot of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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The Museum and Ancestral Park of Pumapungo, are the two main elements that conform the cultural complex administered by Ecuador's Culture and Heritage Ministry in the city of Cuenca. These are public spaces, open to a variety of cultural activities...more
Calle Larga y Huayna Capac s/n, Cuenca 010110, Ecuador
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent museum of local Inca artefacts found on the original site. Also has guest artist displays. All superbly presented with translations into English.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fraser f
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting museum. Was no charge to get in. They supply lockers to put bags & backpacks. Lot of security on floors. Very impressive grounds out back to take a nice walk. We walked to museum from our hotel in town.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sojourner19552014
Reviewed 1 week ago

I initially went here to visit the museum but serendipitously encountered a lovely, peaceful green space further down the archeological site. It was raining during my visit, but nonetheless I took my time appreciating their (surprisingly diverse) variety of ancestral crops and flowers and capturing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mariel K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I personally really loved the museum, it wasn’t huge but I thought it was a nice size, conveniently located with a lot of different types of things. A friend of mine went a few days after I visited and did not enjoy it as much...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank I2548GXjuliaf
Reviewed November 24, 2018

In this museum you can know how people lived in Ecuador before the Spaniards arrived, including the Incas and how different groups of Ecuador live nowadays in every corner of the country. It is amazing how a small country has such a big variety of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nathália P
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Really impressive collection of Indigenous Indian Artifacts and European history. A couple of hours to learn about Ecuador. There is symphony music next door on some weekend evenings. On the edge of El Centro and the river.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RemoveAllDoubt
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

It has a large exhibition explaining the history of Equador and its different tribes. It’s really worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

I loved seeing the ruins but before getting that far it broke my heart to see a variety of large parrots in tiny little cages, without enough space to fly and at least one of which had a damaged wing.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cracovian
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Don't miss this if you are interested in the ancient culture of the area! The museum is filled with intricate dioramas of the various types of indigenous people who once lived in this area. There are also full size "walk-through" areas showing how their homes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravlinWee
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place for several reasons. It is a well organized history with terrific displays including delightful dioramas in miniature and life-sized. The first floor signage was Spanish but upstairs much was in both English and Spanish. You simply slide the device to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from YojoaDon | Reviewed this property |
As of when do they charge admission? I was just there the first week of January (2015) and there was no admission charge.