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Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP

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Calle Larga y Huayna Capac s/n, Cuenca 010110 Ecuador
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VIBRANTDREAMER.COM wrote a review Jan 2021
Canada2,135 contributions37 helpful votes
Sadly the museum was closed due to Covid until further notice. Wish they had the info on their site for less disappointment. Funny how other small museums are all open and functional.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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ChaseSq wrote a review Dec 2020
Denver, Colorado90 contributions31 helpful votes
We spent a lovely afternoon touring the museum and grounds. Admission is free, but we did need to sign in with the guard (this is during the pandemic). Inside are some nice displays about Old Cuenca and how the park came to be and lots of cultural information including stories of the Inca residents of the area and the indigenous people of Ecuador. The park is very pretty and serene, right in the heart of the city, and there is a lovely collection of parrots and other birds and even some grazing llamas. A great way to spend an afternoon. You could just bring a book ad sit in the park and enjoy. Also inside is the money museum, how Ecuador used first colonial Spanish coins, then its own currency, and finally the US dollar. Some information (not all) is offered in English as well as Spanish.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Ken J wrote a review Jul 2020
Cuenca, Ecuador29 contributions15 helpful votes
A well kept museum with nice presentations. Only problem is that you have to use your imagination as to what is being presented. There are almost no signs along with the displays (in any language). Beautiful dioramas and models leave you guessing as to the stories they tell. Hopefully enough reviews like this one will get their attention. But enjoy a pleasant walk around the manicured grounds where llamas roam.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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outdoorgirlnj7 wrote a review Mar 2020
Haddon Heights, New Jersey274 contributions101 helpful votes
A free museum offering the history of Ecuador along with archeological sites and gardens to walk through. The museum presents the geographical areas of Ecuador and the culture, clothing, customs and traditions from each area. From the Amazon to the Galápagos Islands there is a scene, hut or house from each area for all to see. Outside are gardens, archeological sites and an aviary ( was closed for renovation) you can venture through. Very impressive though most of the signs inside were in Spanish so we weren't quite sure what some things were! Didn't stop us from enjoying it. Well worth a visit!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Susan S wrote a review Mar 2020
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Pumapungo is a museum of the Ecuadorean culture and history. You can literally spend days exploring all of the exhibits. Beautifully displayed, they tell the story of all of the different people and cultures that came and settled in Ecuador. This museum is extremely informative and very delightful. It’s clearly a must see in Cuenca for any explorer.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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