Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, Cuenca

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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. Add Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes to your Cuenca travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cuenca vacation builder.
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  • We visited this amazing collection today and were surprised by the number of ancient artifacts on display. It's organized by time and the various cultures that lived in Ecuador prior to the Incans. Th...  read more »
  • From Larga Street entrance, the museum appeared to be small, but it is not. On the lower level are the restaurant, Gift Shop, and Restrooms. The second level has the 5,000 artifacts, displayed in a ve...  read more »
  • See of course very interesting but a little messy with not much explanation. It's still very beautiful and rewarding
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  • Excelente colección de piezas de las culturas precolombinas, de las culturas Valdivia, Machalilla Tolita y Chorrera, entre varias otras. Muestra muchos aspectos de la vida diaria de entonces.
  • Lindo pero pequeño
  • Extrordinary collection of lithic, ceramic and metal artifacts from precolombian cultures. Friendly staff and interesting gift shop. Well worth your time and a very small admission fee.
  • Incredible! Most impressive collection of pre-Columbian art imaginable. Over a thousand pieces on display of wide ranging diversity and high quality.
  • Very interesting museum.
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