Casa Garcilaso, Cusco

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Learn about the prehispanic Peruvian people of the Inca empire at Casa Garcilaso. This small but charming historical museum displays a number of period items, from cookery pots and water jugs to Incan weaponry. Check out the multimedia presentations on their history, as well as a room dedicated to colonial artworks from the era. The building itself dates back to the 16th century, as evidenced by its Andalusian-style architecture. Restoration has kept it going after three different earthquakes in its long history. Plan to visit Casa Garcilaso during your Cusco vacation using our convenient Cusco family vacation planner.
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  • July 5, 2017
    I hope you touch with hugo the best guide we had, leaves you surprised the valuable information and his good sense of humor
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  • June 25, 2017
    Interesting if you want to learn the history of one of Cuzco more famous sons that had a lot of influence both in Cusco as well as in Spain with his writings and novels both of the New world and the o...  more »
  • May 15, 2017
    The museum is divided in different parts, only the first one was very well presented. The rest of the visit was still very interesting thanks to our great guide, Hugo.  more »
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  • October 6, 2016
    Get your Machu Picchu tickets here if you had any difficulty booking online. Unlikely you'll get Huyana Picchu tickets if you're already in Cusco though.
  • December 15, 2016
    Beautiful Museum
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