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Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP

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Loved this great museum and site

We really enjoyed this place for several reasons. It is a well organized history with terrific... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Mini Machu Picchu

Definitely worth the journey through Pumapungo. This area has been preserved because there are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cuenca, Ecuador
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“inca ruins”(36 reviews)
“bird sanctuary”(14 reviews)
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
+593 2831521
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth the journey through Pumapungo. This area has been preserved because there are some ancient ruins inside. There is a large bird sanctuary inside as well. Very nice to spend time here walking around.

Thank RockinCuenca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pumapungo is a Fantastic archeological site with an interpretive museum on the grounds. Located just blocks from the center of old town Cuenca it is close enough for an easy day trip if you are staying on the Calle Larga. The Beautiful grounds and gardens...More

Thank ryvanarsdale
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's increíble to find these Inca ruins in the middle of Cuenca. The museum Pumapungo provides a lot of information about the history of this place.

Thank martin0ne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful museum. Lots to see both inside and out was fabulous. Our daughter was fascinated by the shrunken heads. More signage in any language to explain what we were looking st would be helpful.

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful museum and historical site. I recommend this for individuals or groups. The guides are excellent. Museum is a must-see. Take a camera for the Inca ruins.

Thank slm É
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating displays inside and the remnants of the second capital of the Incas -- with beautiful views, animals, birds -- a great day exploring.

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only visited the park (not the museum), but were surprised by the size and large variety of sights. You can walk along ancient ruins to a (herbal) garden and a small bird aviary.

Thank CptGrt
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Free museum with wonderful, interesting exhibits. The ruins and bird sanctuary are stunning. The museum is well kept up and nicely laid out. I highly recommend.

Thank BL H
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

The museum has gotten so much better and the grounds are pretty cool too. See some shrunken heads, some Incan ruins, and some beautiful birds. The exhibits are really nice now.

Thank Timothy T
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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.