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Normally, you need a ticket to the other sites to gain admission to the museum. I had tickets from previous trips but not for that day. In conversation with the attendant, she asked my age. There are many benefits to being 65.
Excellent introduction to pre-Incan civilisations, their development and their amalgamation under the Incas. It also gives some idea of their coalescence and subsequent subjugation by the Spanish colonisers. Finally, one is introduced to the mixed heritage heroes that ultimately…
A small museum that is part of the Boletos Touristico. You have to lock up your bags and photos are allowed only in the main foyer. 8 small rooms. The location is in the fomer house of Garcilaso de la Vega, a Spanish/Inca writer who lived here in the 17th century and is now…
Nice little museum on our city ticket. Didn’t take long to get around it all. Lots of different rooms with the history of Cusco.
Learned a ton about the history and significance of this important region. The building itself is historically significant as it was once the home of the first mestizo historian of Peru--son of a conquistador and an Inca princess. The artifacts and art were well curated and…