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Museo de Arte Precolombino

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The Museum of Pre-Columbian Art - MAP Cusco is an experience that allows you to discover the mystical art of ancient Peru. It houses and exhibits admirable objects for its history and aesthetics, created by women and men of the Andes, more than...more
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Plaza de las Nazarenas 231, Cusco 08000, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Museum of Procolumbian Art has a very nice collection---ceramics, wood, metal etc.---but it's not a huge place so you don't need a ton of time there. My husband and I really enjoyed it. There are ladies weaving in the courtyard, that was nice to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

told the employees we were students.. which would be 10 soles a ticket instead of the normal 20... they charged us the full admission even after we said we were students and AFTER i handed them the money and they gave me my change. after...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum which has wide ranging displays of pottery and artefacts from the region, including both Peru and its neighbours. Exhibits are dated from around 1200bc to Inca times and there are extremely good descriptions which set the scene, provide a context and compare...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MHH-Berkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice. Not big, but what they have is nice and nicely displayed. Don’t expect a lot of gold, but they had a variety of choice things including carved wood, carved stone, and clay figurines and pottery. Allow an hour to an hour and a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best small museums I've visited in recent years. It's a well-curated selection of Pre-Columbian art including Pre-Incan and Incan objects organized thematically by wood, silver, gold, ceramics, etc. The rooms are kept purposely dark with strong backlighting on the art...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to be in Cusco before we were in Lima due to a flight delay. Our guide suggested we visit this Museo before going to Machu Picchu. She was right to do so. However, once we saw the Museo Larco in Lima, this one...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Easy to get to, in the middle of Cusco. The audio guide is well worth the purchase. The relics are amazing and in excellent condition considering their age. I did not eat at the restaurant, but it looked lovely and I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gail B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an excellent museum in the heart of Cusco. Beautiful old building and very interesting and informative. Info is in several different languages, including Spanish, English & French. Suggest renting the "sound" tutorial - reasonably priced, and it gives a lot more info than...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

Very interesting visit to discover the knowhow of the different tribes living in Peru before the inka empire. And the food of the small restaurant was really good!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019

Relying significantly on loans from the exquisite Museo Larco in Lima, the Museo de Arte Precolumbiano is an incredibly impressive display of material--well chose, well displayed, well explained--in a series of galleries in a beautiful, historic villa. Well worth the visit, and completely uncrowded. A...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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typhoeus07
June 21, 2018|
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Response from Bill K | Reviewed this property |
About an hour or so. The gift shop had the best textiles we saw in Peru.
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May 17, 2016|
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not expensive
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November 12, 2015|
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Response from Costaadventures | Reviewed this property |
I saw elongated skulls at the National Museum of Anthropology in Lima.
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