Pumapungo Museo, Cuenca

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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. Using our international travel planner, Cuenca attractions like Pumapungo Museo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was a lovely museum filled with many displays of different regions in Ecuador We got there late but still saw quite a bit we will go back again and visit the maze stone structure outside It was fre...  more »
  • This museum is filled with information and well exhibited. I totally enjoyed spending a full Sunday morning by myself exploring the museum and archeology grounds behind the museum. Go early when the m...  more »
  • Well structured and with great Museum exhibitions. Better go with time to appreciate the details. I was there in January 2017.
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  • Great place to see some of Ecuador's history. The Inca ruins were pretty cool, and the scenery is beautiful. There us also a nice collection of birds to look at. The whole thing is completely free, which you can't beat.
  • Would have been nicer if more things would have been in English. There is a very cool floor with the different natives and a part about the shrunken heads. Also there is a money museum and a modern part.
  • Free, great presentation of natural and archaeological history of Ecuador, with outdoor archaeological park. A must see in Cuenca.
  • Marvelous and fantastic place! The culture of Ecuador all in one place.
  • Amazing museum. Also, it has some animals outside.

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