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Museo Inka, Cusco

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With a neatly and informatively displayed permanent collection, Museo Inka lets you learn about the culture and civilization that rose here in the early 13th century, dominating the region until the Spanish arrival in the late 16th century. Set in a site containing ancient Incan foundations, the museum showcases a good array of artifacts, including jewelry, pottery, textiles, and mummies, as well as educational models and reconstructions. Buy handicrafts made onsite by highland Andeans employing traditional weaving and carving methods to make pieces that represent excellent souvenir ideas. To visit Museo Inka and other attractions in Cusco, use our Cusco trip app .
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  • This is a small simple museum that captures the Inca experience very well. Not a ton of artifacts but gives you a good introductory vision into the Inca life.  more »
  • To understand Cusco's role in the Inca Empire a visit to this museum is a must. It explains pre Inca history and the rise of the Inca Empire. It has many fascinating artefacts that show Inca artistic ...  more »
  • The visit to the Museum, rich and illustrative in itself constitutes an indispensable element for the tourist who is heading for Machu Picchu.. Contextualize the information lay in relation to history, to the habits and customs of the Incas, in addition to making clear the expeditions that led to the rediscovery of this priceless heritage of humanity.
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  • This museum has the biggest pottery collection I've seen. It also has a nice breakdown how different groups of people lived in different areas. Lot of jewellery and clothing samples as well and how those clothes were made, you can also see two ladies in the yard making them. Plus mummies and skulls
  • Visited the day before I went to Machu Picchu and I was glad I did. We didn't have a tour guide but most of the exhibits had English translations including the videos.
  • We found an English-speaking guide in the museum and spent 1.5 hours with him. It's our 1st time here, so we were all ears and eyes. I think our attention made him very enthusiastic about his interpretation, so we learned a lot about Inka history and culture, as well as background for our hike to Macchu Pichu. Unfortunately we did not get his name, otherwise we highly recommend the guide.
  • Lot's of info about the inkas (to be honest inka was the name of the leader, and the people should be named the queshuas)
  • Insightful museums to better understand all South American civilizations. In particular Inka /qechua.

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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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