Pumapungo Museo
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lies1970
Pourrieres, France92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Nice museum ( dont go if You are not able to translate with your phone or don t know any Spanish). Check out the numismatic submuseum downstairs. Backpacks to be handes in at the entrance. Like all museums in Cuenca they ask Some questions for visitors statistics.
Written August 1, 2023
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Wei Jie Tan
Johor Bahru, Malaysia288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
The museum is free. I liked that we can learn about the history of Cuenca and the ethnic groups in Ecuador. Do have Google translate on your phone (non-Spanish speakers) because there isn't signs in English. The ruins are interesting to visit and the park is really beautiful. You can spend between 1.5-2 hours here if you go through everything.
Written October 21, 2022
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Anne
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The display was really lovely and I had the feeling that one day wouldn't be enough to see everything you wanted to see! It was divided in sections and had a special exhibition on Indian culture, but that didn't interfere with the usual show of Ecuadorian history. All in all it was very well made and the paths easy to follow. The outdoor area is also great for relaxing and enjoying the view on Cuenca. Definitely recommend to visit!
Written July 21, 2020
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Paula W
Las Cruces, NM23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Outside gardens and archeological sites are open and beautiful. Pottery exhibit indoors impressive although lacking in English explanations. Shrunken head exhibit in English. Free museum. The day we went there was an excellent dance/music performance in lobby.
Written June 8, 2023
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Cheryl G
148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
The actual museum was closed due to Covid when I was there. However, the ruins were interesting and there were stairs leading down to a garden area with an aviary and llamas grazing on the hillside. I really enjoyed the time I spent here.
Written October 8, 2021
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mblp31
Toronto, Canada99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Excellent museum, located near the river. Gives a great overview of Ecuador’s history, the culture, beautiful displays of indigenous clothing, replicas of small dwelling houses and a good ecological exhibit with explanations in English, just slide the panels, English on one side, Spanish on the other. Outside there are Inca ruins. Make sure you walk to the edge of these and you will find lovely sunken gardens below with a variety of flowering trees and shrubs and a medicinal garden. There is also a small aviary. Admission is free and well worth a visit. The museum also has a good gift shop with high quality craft items.
Written January 13, 2019
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world-gypsy-gal
Cotacachi, Ecuador191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Solo
These ruins are as good as Ingripirca and the museum is very good at showing the cultural new and old of Ecuador (both are free!)
Written February 20, 2014
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Remove all doubt
Cuenca, Ecuador139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
A rich and wonderful museum! Representative of the many cultures and customs of Ecuador. Life SIZE displays to Shrunken Heads with the story of the ritual.
Behind the museum is the ruins with the tightly fit stones, how did they do that, with the tools shown in the museum???
Further below, a large bird aviary , Indigenous gardens llamas grazing along the trails below the ruins. Lol
Lots of time can go by here depending on your interest. I believe that there is something for everyone. Give it 2-3 hours. 5 🌟
Written September 17, 2019
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DrAuggie9
Palo Alto, CA29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Free museum in Cuenca with cool ruins and a nice park out back with views of the city. Nothing special but a nice visit if you're looking for something to do.
Written April 27, 2017
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Salomé C
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
It's a very intertaining museum, my family told me that it was " the most important museum in Cuenca". What struck me the previous exhibition that drove me crazy because you never know when the illustrations would conclude. I found ancient vessels made by Ecuadorean hands that totally exalted me for the years of their useful like as well as sculptures of the ancient communities that inhabited in Ecuador their activities, culture, gastronomy, fishing, etc.
The place is clean, quiet and with a welcoming indigenous music which sometimes makes you transporting to the old times. A place where you have to go. Good luck!
Written December 16, 2016
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