Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, Aguas Calientes

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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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  • A small museum to expand knowledge. Interesting. I believe that the entry is too high. It is necessary to have cash (soles) because they have no credit card.
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  • 30 minutes from Aguas calientes is this small museum-high quality, completely perfect addressing knowledge more profound in the Inca culture
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  • Bought the tickets online as bundle of our Machu Picchu day visit, planned to go after our morning MP visit but didn't bother to go as lack of public transportation. But the website didn't give much i...  more »
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  • Very nice museum, little and in my opinion is worth a visit before going to Machu Picchu
  • When you hike down back into town you'll pass this museum. It's nice, nothing speciale though.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It is the place where provide you historical data of the llacta INKA Machupicchu
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Thanks to the town's proximity to Machu Picchu, most accommodations in Aguas Calientes charge considerably more than alternatives in slightly less popular locations. Mid-range hotels and economical hostels cover the needs of most visitors, from backpackers to families with young children. Many locals also rent rooms in their private homes--if you choose to go for that type of lodging, don't be afraid to haggle for the best price.
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