Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon

Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon

Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon
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Stella
Stockholm, Sweden2,110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Came here as I had an entire day to spend in Agua Calientes and not much else to do. It’s a 20-30 minute walk to get here through a forest. Entrance is free if you have a ticket for Machu Picchu otherwise it’s 22 soles.

It takes 30 minutes to go around if you take it slowly and there isn’t too much to see but it is interesting, with lots of pictures.
Written February 23, 2020
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lcwg10012
New York City, NY37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Although somewhat small, this is a great museum with lots of objects, information, and photos.

Yes, if possible, come here first for a bit of a foundation on the history of the area.

We didn't have our tickets from the day before but showed our pictures with date stamp and we got free entry.

From our hotel at West end of town it took 40 minutes to walk there and 30 for return. A very nice walk with lots to see and you'll walk over a hanging bridge.

You will pass a butterfly garden (Miraposas), then El Jardin and the museum is just a few yards past El Jardin to the left.
Written February 3, 2020
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK2,826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
As part of your Machu Picchu ticket you get free entry to this museum it gives great insight into the city and is a good option to visit the day before your visit. It has information on the city during it's building, use and rediscovery.
Written August 21, 2022
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efa622
Washington DC, DC23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This museum is a little out of the way, but worth going to if you have the time. It is about a 20 minute walk from Aguas Calientes or you can have the Machu Picchu bus drop you off on your way back from MP, which is what we did. Small museum with some interesting artifacts. We had a guide at MP, but the museum added to our knowledge. We spent about 30 minutes here. Scenic walk back to Aguas Calientes.
Written July 15, 2019
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EZBeingGreen
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 Google search. Don't waste your time. Visit one of the museums in Cusco or Lima and get your history off the internet before visiting MP.
Written September 12, 2018
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JerryAscione
Coral Springs, FL1,106 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had some time to kill in Aguas Calientes and decided to walk to the museum. The best part was the walk.

Dead serious.

I went in and for S/. 22.00 Sole (about $8.50 USD) you walk around the world's smallest museum. Took me about 90 seconds to see everything.

Don't get me wrong, I normally like museums and artifacts, but this was put together very "cheap." Looks like the curator slapped a couple rocks in glass cases and called it a museum.

He fooled me out of money, I hope he doesn't fool you after you read this.

I would have paid 22.00 Sole to cross the bridges and take pictures of the scenery leading up to the museum rather than walk into this disappointment.
Written January 30, 2013
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JKAT9
Washington DC, DC10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Friends
It's a little out of the way--you have to walk down the road to Machu Picchu, about 1.5 km to the bridge and then the museum is tucked in the woods to the right after the bridge. The walk was actually pretty cool along the raging river, but there are buses passing frequently and it was rainy and muddy (Feb). The museum isn't that big--7 small rooms, but is really cool if you have some time before or after visiting MP to give some perspective and information about the site. There is a "time capsule" room that tells what else was going on in the world when MP was built, some artifacts from the site (including the only piece of gold found there), information about the excavation, etc. It doesn't take long to see everything that is there, but there also isn't much else to do in Aguas Calientes so I think it's worth visiting if you have some extra time. There's also a botanical garden you can visit, though from looking in quickly it didn't seem like there were too many flowers blooming.
Written February 27, 2012
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LauraB613613
Ottawa, Canada51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We went to this museum after spending a day at Macchu Picchu and another at Wayna Picchu. The museum really helped to tie all of the information together after having seen it for ourselves! It's in a strange location (30 min walk out of town) but if you go when it's not crazy busy, the bus driver will drop you off on your way back to town from Macchu Picchu and then you can walk back to town when you're done.
Written June 4, 2017
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lilyCranston
cranston19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
Excellent small museum with lots of important background info to compliment your trip up to Macchu Picchu. I would recommend going the day before you see the main site as you will gain insight to the lives of the people, how they constructed their homes, rituals and ceramics used in these rituals...even the granite bowls for astronomical observation will broaden your appreciation for the site.

There is a lovely small garden alongside the museum which has samples of the plants important to the Inca. If you are lucky, you will be there in orchid season, if not, there are plenty of other fascinating plants...inca flowers, red lilies, coca plants.

Seeing the museum takes about 45 minutes and the garden about 20. It is a lovely walk down to the museum from Aguas Calientes alongside the river. The scenery is gorgeous and there are some nice local touches, such as a local Catholic shrine.
Written September 20, 2015
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Hans B
Haugesund, Norway11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
You will enjoy Machupicchu more and better understand the history of the Inka people if you have time to visit museum first. We walked from Aquas Calientes in the afternoon, the day before visiting Machupicchu. Since we brought our entrance tickets to Machupicchu the caretaker just stamped it and let us in. Be aware of opening/ closing times.
Written August 5, 2019
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