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Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva

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Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva

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M Carolina H wrote a review Nov 2019
Santiago, Chile7 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent & detailed explanation of the peruvian textil art - host by quechua women - beautiful crafts, worth a visit to understand the culture...
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Trip travels wrote a review Nov 2019
Ollantaytambo, Peru10 contributions3 helpful votes
Yucay its a very quite town, seems to be lost in time in between the beautiful hillsides, going into the museum for curiosity develop in a great idea, the llamas and vicunnas there, the teaching of all the old ways to dye the wool and cook their food.. very interesting, and the sweaters they sell there are just divine!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Parin J wrote a review Nov 2019
Thornhill, Canada103 contributions46 helpful votes
We had nothing to do so we visited the museum. We were asked if we wanted a tour. Right away a young lady came and showed us the place. How the yarn was made and coloured. There were different species of llamas which we did not know about. Very educational. It is free
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Candice M wrote a review Jul 2019
Schaumburg, Illinois17 contributions7 helpful votes
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We absolutely loved this free museum tour! Our guide was so passionate about the culture and making sure we all we excited about it as well. The learnings on local customs and traditions along with the Chicha toast at the end was a really cool experience! Also, I got to feed an alpaca :-)
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Date of experience: July 2019
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RobatWynyard wrote a review May 2019
Billingham, United Kingdom81 contributions28 helpful votes
The Museum is located on a busy road, an hour from Cusco. There are demonstrations of how the Inca dried food for use in drought & famine, dyed their clothes with plant based dye extracts & their horticulture system, although not enough attention is given as to just how clever the Inca were in design & construction of their terrace system. The surrounding illustrations reveal that maize from different regions, with different ripening times, were brought together to provide a year round food source, planted at different altitudes, as their original source to provide food for these people, Clever! Examples are in the pictures, even the drainage was specifically engineeered to support this system. There is a reasonably priced shop selling alpaca & otherr textiles & some silver jewellery.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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