Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, Cuenca
(4.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Loved to see this quite place inside the city. Plus, we had the chance to learn a bit about incas and agriculture. Not a fan, I have to say, of birds in cages. 
  • Admission is free. The exhibits were informative and interesting. The information is primarily in Spanish, so an English-only speaker might get bored. The ruins behind the museum were a bit underwhelm...  more »
  • This site is a little retired but accessible on foot. The Museum has an area devoted to the Ethnography of Ecuador, very interesting, although not everything is in English. On the lower floor is the field of numismatics. Outside is the archaeological area and beautiful gardens. Everything is free.
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