Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, Cuenca

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History Museum Museum
Learn about Ecuadorian history through engaging exhibits built around actual historical sites at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP. Built around a convent from Incan times, the museum guides guests through Ecuador’s history. Observe the different exhibits such as the map of inhabited areas, plant life of the area, and descriptions of the indigenous people. Behind the museum you can find a snack shop serving waffles and ice cream as well as some gardens which are nice resting places, especially if you have children. Add Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP to your Cuenca travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cuenca tourist route planner.
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  • It was most disappointing to discover that the museum had only a few rooms open, and none of these had anything to do with the prehistory of Cuenca. In addition the pictures on display were poorly lab...  more »
  • Pehaps my favorite place to walk to with my 12 and 7 years old children. We like to walk around, enjoy the scenery, birds, walkways and plants. What is most interesting is that it is a natural spot ri...  more »
  • It is a place very nice discover where part of the way that vivian... our ancestors are the ruins of stone of the Indian civilization that inhabited here...
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Extremely popular with international visitors and expats, Cuenca features the sizeable range of hotel options you might expect from a renowned tourist destination. Scores of hotels and bed and breakfasts line the streets of the city's old town, many of them occupying historic mansions and homes restored to their former glory. The larger, more upscale hotels in the city center tend to offer onsite restaurants and other amenities, while cheaper hostels feature little more than bunk beds in exchange for much lower rates. However, keep in mind that Cuenca's popularity has a flip side, as the large foreign presence makes for higher prices than elsewhere in Ecuador and also large fluctuations in cost depending on the season.
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