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Pre-Columbian Art Museum

Plaza de las Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 233210
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Pre-Columbian Art Museum Tour with Dinner
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Plaza de las Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
Plaza de las Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 233210
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been staying at the excellent Inkaterra hotel on the plaza where the museum is located and our Matchu Pitchu guide had reccomended this museum so we went on our last morning in Cusco. The museum is in a traditional Spanish style villa and...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cool place to visit, and I liked the expensive gift shop. I looked all over for a present for my wife, and nothing had the quality of this place. There is even a woman weaving in the traditional style out front. Full...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A museum of items before the Inca's showing a lot of artifacts presented well and very interesting. Would have liked more

Thank Jason C
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This small muesum is so completely well curated that everything you view is at once an art history lesson, a peek into the minds of the artists represented, and an education about the people of Peru before the Spanish invasion.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Why is that tours generally seem to home in on temples and churches depending on the country you're visiting and play down museums and art galleries? It's like you have to visit at least one a day. Fortunately with 'free' time in Cusco there was...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

One of the best museums I've been to- period. Definitely the best in Cusco in my opinion. All of the items had well written descriptions (English), excellent presentation and lighting, and they do allow photography. I spent far more time here than I planned, and...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This was my favorite museum in Cusco. They have the pottery broken out by the different groups so you could clearly see the different styles between the groups. It seemed like one room for each group. The quality of the pottery was the best that...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This museum is realtively small, but has quite a lot squeezed in, it's well curated with plenty of descriptive information for the items, sometimes with amusing translations. The building itself is beautiful. If you are looking for something interesting to do in Cusco, this is...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I went here to kill time in Cusco and it was interesting. I am more interested in anthropology than art specifically, but find that some art museums can give you a good idea of the development and connections between peoples of the area and world...More

Thank Philippa W
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Displays are arranged into 12 rooms, about the first 8 devoted to pottery and wood carvings, most of which we absolutely loved. Such beautiful pieces! Each description is reverently worded in good English, and though sometimes a bit over the top, provided good information. The...More

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18 May 2016|
Response from steven g | Reviewed this property |
not expensive
13 November 2015|
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Response from Costaadventures | Reviewed this property |
I saw elongated skulls at the National Museum of Anthropology in Lima.