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Museo Inka, Cusco

3.8
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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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  • Don't miss this museum in Cusco. Inka history is amazing. You can see the museum in about 1.5 hours.  more »
  • Wasn’t impressed. Some nice artifacts but there are better museums to see them in. Not well organized and looks like I built the displays. Was champ and easy to walk through if you have the time.  more »
  • I was quite surprised to find myself bored in an Inkan museum. The rich culture and heritage of the Inka empire is somewhat lost in its 20 rooms, with many displays of artifacts lacking any...  more »
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  • Our guide (Gabriela) was amazing, and that affects this review. She explained everything succinctly and interestingly. Without a guide, there are some sections to read, but you really don't get enough from that. I suggest the guide (it is cheap if you have a few people), and enjoy this amazing museum!
  • Great museum for learning about, and seeing, the many historical cultures and artifacts. The presentation and information is very well done and useful. I learned a lot about things I was always curious about. Artisans also sell crafts here of higher quality.
  • The skulls affected by trepanning and elongation and the mummies were interesting. The rest is kind of low-budget compared to other museums in Peru. About 2/3 of the displays have signs that are translated to English. If I go again, I think I'll arrange for a guide.
  • For 10 soles (about $3), a great bargain. While some exhibits are just pictures of artifacts, there is a plethora of ancient pottery and tools. The museum traces the original local tribes through the Incas and the Spanish conquest. It is deceptively large and absolutely worth a visit. Note: only some placards are translated to English. For a full understanding you'll need someone who can read Spanish.
  • Great museum that focuses on the Inca and pre-Inca history of Peru, really interesting with Gabriella who was our guide, she explained everything extremely well - almost 2 hour guided tour and did not want any money at the end (she would not take anything at all!).

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