Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, Aguas Calientes

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Stop at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon before or after your trip to Machu Picchu to learn more about the excavations of one of the world's major archaeological sites. The museum's location at the base of the path to the ancient city makes it easy to visit; you can also stop here after your tour for a chance to cool off and review your trip. The museum features a small botanical garden, a relaxing place to rest after hiking the mountains. With our custom trip planner, Aguas Calientes attractions like Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • After visiting the ruins this place helps set many details of the story and its chronology. Really it is very educational!
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  • A very didactic and organized, museum visit before you get to Machu Picchu, for in this way they understand a little more the ruins of the inca city. But as there are very few archaeological pieces in almost all the museums that I visited, I understand that it is product of the plundering suffered the Peruvian village of archaeological relics and yet despite the insistent claims not to have been forcibly returned.
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  • If you arrive the day before you go to the Machu Picchu site, then have a walk along the valley floor (it's pretty flat along the road) to this small museum to see the well-presented artefacts, photos...  read more »
  • Nice little spot just outside the entrance to machu pichu. For 22 sols or about $7, it's a nice overview of machu pichu and the history of the people. Took about 45 minutes to walk through and about 20 minutes to walk there from town. Well worth the trip the day before going up to the ruins.
  • A little gem of a museum, tucked away outside of town. I would not have found it had I not hiked up to Machu Picchu. Informative and clean. For s/.21 (~$6.30 USD), it's well worth the price of admission.
  • Because I love the historical
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  • Cute animal-shaped goods (excavated). The botanical gardens next to the unusual ones was seen.
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  • Good
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