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Pumapungo Museo, Cuenca
(4.4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the history of the nation at Pumapungo Museo, an innovative and interactive institution. Set among the ruins of an Incan settlement, the museum introduces the ethnographic history of the nation, revealing the diversity of those that settled the land and the cultures that grew here over the centuries. With dioramas and life-size replicas of houses, the museum provides a glimpse into the lives of montubios (coastal farmers), rainforest cultures, and Afro-Ecuadorians. To visit Pumapungo Museo on your holiday in Cuenca, and find out what else Cuenca has to offer, use our Cuenca vacation generator.
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  • I had the good fortune to visit accompanied by a few friends Cuencanos Museum... It is a very good place to meet and learn more than history and Ecuadorian Andean culture. Highly recommended. It focus and explain many cultural traditions of Ecuatorian andes.
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  • The Museum and archaeological site are very well preserved and have adequate signage and information to know and enjoy the visit. It is a pleasant and educational visit for children.
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  • The dioramas presented in the museum represent the Diverse cultures of Ecuador it is worth spending an hour or so going through this free museum. It is also next to large areas of ancient ruins which ...  more »
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  • This is a free museum which is nice but I got to say none of the displays really grabbed me. It gives information on various ethnic groups and their history. If that interests you you'll probably enjoy it a lot.
  • Nice place to visit with friends and eat some Belgium waffles.
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  • The Museum has many stories and back has a great Park of the ruins of the Incas. There is a small very nice Zoo also. It is very nice to spend the day and is free.
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