Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, Cuenca

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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. To visit Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP on your trip to Cuenca, use our Cuenca route app .
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  • This is the best museum in Cuenca with three floors of amazing things to see. I spent two hours roaming the floors. To top it off it's free and it some ruins out back.  more »
  • I walked around the barrio for an hour before it opened and saw how the people lived. That was cool, then the museum opened and I found Cuenca knows how to put on a show. This is the place to see the ...  more »
  • Fantastic afternoon at this amazing place. Not just a museum but gardens and ruins as well; a trippe whammy! BUT how do you want foreigners to learn about your culture if 95% of the signage is exclusi...  more »

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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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