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Calle Larga y Huayna Capac Esquina, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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All reviews shrunken heads inca ruins museum is free small aviary nice museum bottom floor cultural exhibits botanical gardens ecuadorian history worth a visit different cultures ethnic groups indigenous peoples on display walk around dioramas art
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The third floor was shut when we visited. The museum is worth a quick visit. But please can someone explain the reason why all those birds are caged?

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank gra88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved that it was free. I understand a moderate amount of Spanish but would have enjoyed the museum so much more if I could have read all about the regions of Ecuador in English.The only English translations were where the shrunken heads were.That was the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TennieS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was recommended by a local artist to help us to understand some of the historical artistic traditions that are disappearing. I enjoyed the dioramas upstairs because they showed them by region which helped me to understand where the different traditions originated in relation...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lunanegra5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inca pottery and artifacts from Pumapungo site. Good place to take a breather from walking around the archaeological and gardens. Enjoy the Dioramas of what the site looked like during the Inca's rule.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CappadociaJohn
Reviewed April 4, 2019

We used our senior bus passes to get to the museum at the cost of .15 each. The entry to the museum is free. The dioramas are good, there are many fine examples of ceramics, upstairs had displays of different cultures in the area. Most...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

We really enjoyed seeing the Inca ruins outside of the museum and learning more about the ethnic groups that lived in this part of Ecuador. The displays are interesting and the museum is a manageable size. Cute gift shop, too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Deborah T
Reviewed March 4, 2019

I enjoyed the museum of coins display because it had an informative video on the history of Ecuador in terms of its money. The displays on indigenous artifacts seemed a bit thin and needed more information, but the gardens are very nice. When you look...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SimonT2045
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Large modern building housing a reasonable museum over several floors with ruins outside. Situated quite a way from the centre of town so a taxi may be required. Had to put our small daysack in a locker and were not allowed to take any phtographs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

My first visit was back in 2013 and I quite enjoyed my experience. I returned in 2019 and felt the museum was still a worthwhile stop. The permanent exhibits were the same, with some minor alterations. The temporary exhibit was good and most educational as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

This could be your first stop in touring Cuenca. It would anchor the upcoming visits to the centuries that followed in this beautiful city's development.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Christine M
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