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Pre-Columbian Art Museum

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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 weeks ago

While small, the museum exhibits some fabulous artifacts in an expertly curated manner. Our visit here was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our time in Cusco! Definitely worth it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carpe_itineris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away in the Plaza de Las Nazarenas, located in a massive colonial building is a wonderful if not too large a collection of fine examples of precolumbian art from select regions of Peru's indigenous culture. From everyday household items to precious art to religious...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jake K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent an afternoon walking through this museum to see all of the pre-inca artifacts and more about the Inca civilization. They had some very nice pieces in the museum and you can learn a lot about the people. Worth the time to visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Traveling_man58
MAPCusco, Gerente at Pre-Columbian Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Gracias por tu visita, ¡esperamos que vuelvas pronto! Saludos

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

MAP (Museum of Arte Pre-Columbian Art) is a small museum that houses works of high aesthetic representing 3000 years of Andean art. You can visit either for the wonderful visual displays or for the history they reveal. A good audiovisual program at the entrance provides...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MAPCusco, Gerente at Pre-Columbian Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Gracias por tu visita, y por compartir tu experiencia MAP de manera tan completa. ¡Saludos!

Reviewed January 12, 2019

unbelievable collections, worth seeing entirely. Quiet decor and art pieces are well show cased, one can take pictures, no flash.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Clement R
MAPCusco, Gerente at Pre-Columbian Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Gracias por tu visita, Clement. Saludos!

Reviewed January 5, 2019

Of all the archeological museums in Cusco, this definitely is my favourite. Exhibits are organized by culture, and many different Peruvian cultures (Nasca, Viru, Moche, many others) are represented. There's pottery, metal artefacts, wood. There are separate rooms with shells, metal, and wood things. After...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MAPCusco, Gerente at Pre-Columbian Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019
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Muchas gracias por tu comentario, esperamos que vuelvas pronto. ¡Saludos!

Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Amazing museum, too much history. Perfect audio guide, and it is so cheap... I strongly recommend it

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank xaferima
MAPCusco, Gerente at Pre-Columbian Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019
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Estimada viajera: nos alegra que te haya gustado la experiencia MAP Cusco. ¡Gracias por compartir! Saludos

Reviewed December 17, 2018

It's an incredible collection that is beautifully laid out with excellent commentary in both Spanish and English. A must!

Date of experience: December 2018
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MAPCusco, Gerente at Pre-Columbian Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018
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¡Gracias por tu visita!

Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Very well preserved and curated pre-columbian culture museum. Very happy to find it closes late and that is affordable. We got surprised with the great quality of the local arts and crafts from the Inca region. Would have bought something if they had more diverse...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MAPCusco, Gerente at Pre-Columbian Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018
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Estimada Angelica: Gracias por compartir tu experiencia. Efectivamente, atendemos todos los días desde las 8:00 a.m. hasta las 10:00 p.m....More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

we visited this museum, its a neat little museum that displays ancient incan and pre-incan artifacts.

Date of experience: November 2018
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MAPCusco, Gerente at Pre-Columbian Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018
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Estimado viajero: gracias por tu comentario. Nos alegra que hayas disfrutado de la experiencia MAP Cusco de esta manera. Saludos!

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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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not expensive
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November 12, 2015|
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I saw elongated skulls at the National Museum of Anthropology in Lima.
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nagarjuna k
9 Days in Peru - ideas please (2 Replies)
Hello, I will be in Peru for 9 days with my friend(excluding travel days). I will land on midnight of 5th in Lima. Planning to book tickets to Cusco on 6th afternoon. 6th Evening - walk around Cusco and Plaza De Armas. 7th and 8th - Cusco Landmarks - Sacsayhuaman,Qurikancha , Pre-Columbian Art Museum, PISAC market, San Pedro Market and Tambomachay 9th and 10th - Macchu Picchu via train. I need suggestions for the remaining 4 days. Is there any thing else to do in Cusco for 1...More
August 27, 2015|
Response fromMayFlower239|
Hello and welcome to the TA forum of Peru, I'd recommend you read the last threads. For example, people visit the different sites at the Sacred Valley, Southern Valley and may engage in treks that not necessarily end up in MP. I don't know where it would say that Lake Titicaca is artificial (?); while the people who live there are no longer the original ancient Uros (or at least I've heard so since they lost their language and older customs), they still make islands and boats of totora...More