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Museu Historico Regional, Cusco

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Travel from pre-Incan cultures to the colonial period at Museu Historico Regional, a small but popular museum. Situated in the original house of colonial-era poet Garcilaso de la Vega, the museum showcases in chronological order collections of pre-Incan, Incan, and colonial relics. Step back in time and view ceramics, textiles, tools, musical instruments, and other ancient artifacts, including a well-preserved mummy from the Nazca culture. Admire the colonial architecture, wander the peaceful courtyard, and observe period paintings, furniture, coins, and documents. To visit Museu Historico Regional and other attractions in Cusco, use our Cusco vacation generator.
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  • It's not the biggest museum ever. Didn't took us longer then an hour. Had couple nice exhibits about Incas and pre incas tribes that used to live around Cusco. There was a big exhibit on Tupac Amaru I...  more »
  • It's a great place, here you have a guide by one of the girls who works at the Museum, I think norm is called. Excellent as it will explain every space and the history of Cusco. Is more than interesting knowing the history of the Inca Garcilaso.
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  • The Museum is interesting. It would be nicer if I had the tour so that the visit could have more sense. The entry is made with the billet. If there are hours slots ... appears.
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  • Excellent, modern and open minded museum in Cusco! It has beautiful displays, helpful staff and they also let you take photos, which is a luxury in Peruvian museums.
  • Excellent little museum and great display in courtyard showing world empires throughout history
  • Museum interesting but little entered price is included in the ticket you need to visit the various sites of the Sacred Valley so inexpensive and rewarding visit, but somewhere else in the Peru or the camera are "prohibited" However you will see that this rule is very little respected.
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  • Very interesting and nice
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