Museo Palacio Arzobispal
Museo Palacio Arzobispal
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Catharine S
    14 contributions
    History and Paintings
    This museum is right in the center of Cusco - the famous Inca wall with the 12 sides is part of the foundation! The museum has an interesting history as originally being one of the conquistador's home. There are amazing colonial era paintings giving an idea of what life was like. The building itself is beautiful. The museum is fairly small and you can see it in an hour.
    Written December 29, 2022
  • Mauricio Badillo
    Bucaramanga, Colombia1,880 contributions
    Sagrado y Religioso
    El museo Palacio Arzobispal es un lugar sagrado y religioso, ubicado en el centro Histórico en una hermosa casa antigua y bien conservada, alberga una valiosa colección de objetos religiosos asi como una bella colección de pinturas coloniales cusqueñas, en uno de los muros exteriores está la famosa piedra de los 12 angulos, un lugar interesante para visitar.
    Written November 11, 2019
  • Jesus A
    Lima, Peru4,851 contributions
    Museo de Arte Religioso
    Ubicada en pleno centro histórico, entre la calle Herraje y Hatunrumiyoc. Preciosa edificación de estilo colonial, en la que resalta en su fachada su hermoso balcón esquinero Construido sobre el palacio del Inca Sinchi Roca, en unonde sus muros perímetrales sobre la calle Hatun Rumiyoc, esta la famosa piedra de los 12 ángulos Su patio interior tiene el estilo colonial con arcos de piedra y azulejos hermosos en sus pisos, alrededor del cual se encuentran las salas del museo, que alojan la colección de arte religioso formada por José Orihuela Yábar.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2018
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peter m
Vista, CA140 contributions
Jan 2018
Another Great building on Inca Foundation. Around the corner to the left of the "12 sided stone" is of course more stones but also retailers selling wares, One of the shops details some of the old stone work in the shape of Animals,Puma, Snake. worth a look
Written January 12, 2018
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Brun066
Florence, Italy11,525 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
The museum (which is accessed free of charge if you purchased the convenient “boleto del Circuito religioso”, which also includes the Cathedral and the church of San Blas) is actually constituted by both the works of art it contains (ie mostly by the paintings of the pictorial school called "Cusqueña"), and from masonry and wooden parts (doors, ceilings). The museum, in fact, is the whole building.
This is an appreciable feature, as the paintings, however valuable, to the inexperienced eye appear rather difficult to interpret: they all seem to be similar one another; for an European eye they also look similar to those of the seventeenth century that can be found in thousands - in churches and museums - anywhere, in the Mediterranean area and beyond.
But fortunately, as I said, the whole building is a museum. It has come to be the seat of the Cusco archbishop after having belonged to several noble families of Spanish colonizers, and before, following the tradition, to Inca Roca, a powerful 14th century sovereign. .
If the imposing vestiges of the Inca building (the high walls in large diorite blocks still preserved along the four sides of the palace, including the famous "twelve corners stone") can be appreciated by those who also run only the streets outside the building; and if the large Baroque portal overhanged by a loggia, which rises on a corner of the palace, can also be seen from the outside, instead the beautiful quadrangular courtyard surrounded by arcades, with blue tiles on all walls, the beautiful wooden ceilings carved and painted, old portals, other decorative elements, can only be seen from within.
All in all, this monument is certainly one of the main things to see in Cusco.
Written November 24, 2017
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kathrinw89
Arequipa Region, Peru56 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Take the audio guide (we had to ask for it)! Great paintings and very nice wooden arts. It's worth to see in Cusco.
Written September 19, 2017
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jbarrantes2017
San Diego, CA4 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
This place is in Cusco, beautiful street, also you can do some shopping around but the street is all stones the way you see it, just go and have fun!
Written April 5, 2017
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JMcMau
41 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
How the Incas managed to build these amazing structures with their bare hands never ceases to amaze. Truly an incredible place to visit.
Written March 24, 2017
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Mif31258
Charlotte, VT51 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
It was a small museum, many of the pieces on loan elsewhere and no signage with explanations. I did not find it worthwhile
Written November 21, 2016
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EagleTV
Toronto, Canada68 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
Here you will find the 12 angles rock... BUT... you can get one of the painters there to show you another couple of walls, just around the corner. It's amazing! You pay them whatever you want or buy one painting, and they will show you those walls. In one of them you can see a Puma on the wall, but you can to stand on the right angle. Turns out the Spaniards destroyed the second floor of this building but not the first floor because they did not realize the Puma was there. It used to be covered in gold but the Incas took it off before the Spaniards arrive so they wouldn't destroy the whole building. Also, there is another wall, pre-Inca, built in a flower structure... It's beautiful and amazing since that structure makes each rock lean into each other and the wall is still standing!
Written October 4, 2016
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497ianj
Bakewell, England, United Kingdom95 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
If you like old colonial/inca buildings, this is for you. There are some dark and rather boring religious paintings but the main attraction is the atmosphere in the building itself, constructed round a very pleasant little courtyard, and imagining how the bishop lived, and how luxurious and powerful it would have seemed to the locals.
Written August 11, 2016
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nina20002016
Cusco, Peru22 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Excellent Cuzqueño School Baroque Art Collection-- Get the audio guide at the entrance. Definitely worth the 30 soles Cathedral/ San Blas/ church ticket.
Written June 27, 2016
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Lovetotraveldubai
cyprus900 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
Nice courtyard with really beautiful gardens. Nice tiles along the walls. Great collection of paintings and furniture. Audio guide in English or Spanish available . There is a fee for thus place ( we visited it as part of a special offer 4 places for 30 sol)
Written February 8, 2016
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