Popular Art Museum

Popular Art Museum, Cusco: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Popular Art Museum Reviews: 3/5

Popular Art Museum
3
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

3.0
58 reviews
Excellent
5
Very good
16
Average
13
Poor
16
Terrible
8

mwcw
new mexico770 contributions
Quirky
May 2019 • Couples
A very quirky place located near other Cusco museums. It is included with the tourist pass so we though why not visit? There were some interesting exhibits with humorous depictions of everyday life in Peru. There were also nice black and white photos of Cusco of the past. This museum really isn't well maintained with lots of dust covering the exhibits. It's located in a basement and staffed by an elderly gentleman reading a book. It can be visited in 20-30 minutes.
Written June 21, 2019
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Kira
19 contributions
Strange and not well explained
Dec 2018 • Couples
This museum consists of a couple rooms full of sculptures and figurines with no explanations or contextual information. Most of the pieces were mildly interesting but a bit odd. I would have liked a bit more info about the significance of the art, as I didn't enjoy it much of its own accord.

Not a total waste of time if you have free entrance from the boleto turistico, but I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to visit this place.
Written December 25, 2018
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ac_mcg
New York City, NY67 contributions
Worth it only if you have the boleto turistico
Aug 2018 • Couples
Some interesting pieces here, can walk through in 20-30 minutes, but only worth the time and effort if you're getting in free with the Boleto Turistico.
Written August 12, 2018
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kabobssss
Boston, MA56 contributions
What the hell...?
Jul 2018
To sum it up in one word, “shrug.” No, seriously— upon entering the museum, we asked the man who stamped our boleto turístico to tell us what kind of art was on display, and he just shrugged... which makes sense in retrospect because this was one of the most random collections of art I have ever seen. The museum has two rooms, one filled with quirky figurines and small sculptures, and the other displaying some generic photographs, and a video screen playing a documentary about... Machu Picchu? We were in and out in about 10 minutes, and left feeling pretty confused.
Written July 12, 2018
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Ashish G
Mumbai132 contributions
Decent for a quick visit
Jul 2018 • Solo
Given this gets covered under the Cusco tourist pass is definitely worth a short visit.

It is difficult to locate given this is in the basement of the city council building. Once you enter there is a staircase on they left

Museum collection is varied but fun
Written July 8, 2018
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TJIL
Lisbon, Portugal566 contributions
Interesting ... worth a quick peak if you have the Tourist Ticket
May 2016 • Friends
We decided to drop into this small, downstairs museum on Avenida Sol since it was included with the Tourist Ticket. The main exhibit room had some really interesting (and different/strange) works focusing on religious and related festivals. Probably not to everyone's liking but certainly stimulated some conversations. The real plus was a temporary exhibit of old (early 20th century) photographs of Cusco and city life.
Written August 1, 2016
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hopefulist
The Dalles, Oregon17,489 contributions
If you're interested in folk art, well worth a stop
May 2016 • Couples
We actually really got a kick out of this museum, although we probably wouldn't have prioritized it if it hadn't been on our Boleto Turistico. Some of those artists have a great sense of humor and others a great sense of angst. There were some very cool historical photos of Cusco on display as well. No regrets!
Written May 21, 2016
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Andrea D
195 contributions
Wish it were hipster ironic
Apr 2016 • Couples
We went to the museum without knowing what to expect. Like others have said, it is located in the basement of a government building. This is relevant because you walk in and have no idea where you were going. The people at the front desk ignore you and then put you down the stairs. We walked down the stairs where we were further ignored. When we finally got the attention of the attendant she punched our tourist pass card and we went into the room in front of us. It was full of many statues. The statues were bizarre and awkward. Perhaps it is a form of art that I do not understand, perhaps you will want to decide on your own. I do not recommend visiting the site without the Taurus pass. I repeat, do not visit the site without the tourist past. We spent about three minutes here before going back upstairs and down the road to visit other sites that were outside.
Written April 23, 2016
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD1,980 contributions
Not much to see!
Dec 2015 • Friends
Another museum part of the city pass, which is in a big building filled with other business, close to the square, if you blink you´ll walk right past. Museum is downstairs and is basically one room filled with works of arts mainly formed from clay winners of art contests depicting the life of peruvians, some very professionally done. On the walls are old still photos from the early 1900´s, also a video only in Spanish though.
Written December 11, 2015
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Sarah C
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
Don't bother
Sep 2015
Went as part of my walking tour to visit the museums on the tourist card. It was basically one room with folk art made as part of the yearly competition the city holds on December 24th, hence most figurines have a religious theme to them. The other room was basically some photographs of the city. It's located in a municipal building, down in the basement. You wouldn't be missing anything if you skipped it. Also there are washrooms upstairs on the main floor, but be warned take your own toilet paper( there is none inside or ouside the stalls).
Written September 29, 2015
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  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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