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Pumapungo Museo, Cuenca

(4.3/5 based on 360+ 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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  • the museum itself doesn't have much to do, but it's part of the external area of the Museum, in the back, an area of archaeological remains and down a small hill, a beautiful garden with birds, llamas in the nursery garden worth
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  • in the Museum we stumbled upon a sample of Ecuadorian history culture, although you should say, what I liked... most the heads thumbnails (small heads) as for the ruins, you are transported to other times, you learn a lot and additional gives you a peace of mind and relaxation. dare to know it is free!
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  • The first floor was closed. On the ground floor, there were a few unkind presented masks and a few meaningless paintings. In the basement there is a coin collection. Unfortunately, there were explanations only in Spanish. The grounds are quite nice. There are the explanations here, even in English. However very unstructured. There are Café but in the small park super delicious Belgian waffles.
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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.
  • fasinating of the unknown
  • Beautiful
  • 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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