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Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon

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Km. 112 railroad Puente Ruinas | By Puente Ruinas at the base of the footpath to the Machu Picchu Citadel, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

If you are strapped for time you can skip this museum entirely (there is a WAY nicer one in Lima) but if you have time to explore the village this is a great place to go. It's quiet and out of the way.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jraejen
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This small but modern museum is situated off the road to Machu Picchu and near the start of the trail if you are hiking up from Aguas Calientes. 20 - 30 minute walk along the road from the town. Lots of historical photographs. Placards had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

We found this to be too far off the beaten path (its a long hike on dirt road outside of Agua Calientes) and not worth the trek. It is a tiny museum with hardly any artifacts and mostly info you could have gotten off a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank EZBeingGreen
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

After visiting Machu Picchu yesterday, we had several hours of downtime this morning in Aguas Calientes. This little museum was worth the walk, though its greatest flaw in my mind is its lack of accessibility for those who cannot or don't want to walk 30...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Danielle S
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Heard and read about this mis-located museum near the hiking trail. Interesting, but things like exact dates of construction and abandonment, number of occupants, etc were missing. For the price paid, I would expect to have that basic information along with the other interesting details...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank John D
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Lovely well kept small museum. Reading intensive. Museum did not have exact change and let myself and a friend in on one ticket. Needed our passports. Was a 20-30 walk/hike from the city. Just follow the bus route and make a right across the bridge....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

We asked our guides specifically where we could see displays of artifacts excavated at Machu Picchu, and we were told the items were in storage at Yale University. They never even told us about this fantastic little museum, we just found it accidentally looking for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It is about a 30 minute walk from downtown Aguas. The road you take is the same road that goes to Machu Picchu. It's mostly dirt and the busses to and from Machu Picchu frequently pass you by. Once you are out of Aguas proper,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

I really enjoyed this museum. It's a small museum and you have to walk there, but it's an easy walk and it's nice that it's not an overwhelmingly large place. Great information and a nice collection. I found it quite enjoyable. And, there is a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank WPLandry
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Walking from Aguas Calientes, you take the road toward Machu Picchu that the buses take. Where you cross the river, you take the pedestrian bridge to the right of the vehicle bridge. At the far end the pedestrian bridge, you turn right onto the dirt...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Cynthia G
December 6, 2016|
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Response from bella c | Reviewed this property |
You can walk but it will take about 45 mins. The buses to MP go past it but will not drop you off! The only other way would be a taxi. I don't know the opening hours but you can check that on their website.