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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. Using our custom trip planner, Cusco attractions like Museo Inka can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This place should be free. Probably great for kids but definitely not worth the 35 soles. Very amateur museum that is poorly set up.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Visited this museum with my husband. It's only small but gives you a good idea of the history of Inka. You can watch the Inka men & woman making clothes etc & there are souvenirs you can buy. Most of ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This little museum could use some funding but we very much enjoyed the content and appreciated the context it offered for our further Inca experiences. We found especially interesting the portion of t...  more »
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  • August 5, 2017
    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
  • July 14, 2017
    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.
  • May 19, 2017
    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.
  • April 25, 2017
    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)
  • April 9, 2017
    Insightful museums to better understand all South American civilizations. In particular Inka /qechua.

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