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Casa Garcilaso, Cusco

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Specialty Museum
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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  • A site where one can find out or learn more about the history of Garcilazo, a key character in the stories of the incas. In this House one finds lots of interesting things and can learn more about the incas recommended.
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  • Not to be missed! Old House of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, son of an inca Princess and a Spanish colonist. Mestizo born in Cusco, already during the Spanish and colocaniuzação after the death of his father, as an adult went to Spain to plead a recognition of the services rendered by the father in the colony. Was a man torn between the Inca and Spanish legacy of your father, wrote his memoirs, the wonders of the Royal palaces of the Inca Empire in a unique way.
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  • All sample is pretty well organized and pieces give you a good idea of the history of Cusco, from the origins of prehistoric, passing through the section inca and colonial; Maybe miss a little more space to display all parts or you can select the best exposure. For the rest, it is beautiful!
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful Museum
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