Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, Cuenca

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Take an extensive tour through Ecuador's indigenous history at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes. The museum displays over 5,000 archaeological artifacts from 20 distinct pre-Hispanic indigenous cultures--some dating back 15,000 years. Bring your visit alive with detailed stories on a guided tour in English; especially informative are the observations into pre-Inca vanity, with a number of combs and obsidian mirrors used as evidence. Look out for the striking designs of the cooking equipment. Take a break to digest everything you've learned with a hot drink out in the tranquil and scenic courtyard. For Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes and beyond, use our Cuenca holiday maker tool to get the most from your Cuenca vacation.
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  • I spent an afternoon seeing the exhibits which is filled with info regarding the history of the peoples in this area of Ecuador. There is also a fun gift shop and a snack bar. It started pouring rain ...  more »
  • If you have time to visit only one attraction in Cuenca, make this be it. A private collection of thousands of pre-Columbian artifacts from 500 BC to 1500 AD. Many items under glass for protection, ju...  more »
  • Most interesting and comfortable to walk through the museum. Nice shop at the end. Easy to walk to several museums in a day  more »
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  • This is a great museum. $4/adult, children are free. My daughters (8 and 7) and I sent a good chunk of time here. We were given and English guidebook at the beginning. The museum is larger than it appears from the entrance. The shop at the end is also lots of fun to look at.
  • This private museum has quite a large collection of artifacts on display. It’s well laid out in an order that shows the progression of improved craftsmanship over time. Crazy that this is all a private collection, as it’s bigger than many museums I’ve visited. I had to asked the attendants for my change, which they seemed annoyed at me for.
  • They have a lot of beautiful old things. The price is fair for students. It's an interesting place for about an hours visit.
  • One of the best collections of indigenas archeologica in Cuenca with a great gift shop and courtyard cafe.
  • Amazing collection of inca crafts! You can't miss it
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