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Museu Historico Regional, Cusco

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History Museum Museum
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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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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  • This museum is interesting since it gives shows you the historical advancement of the region (from prehisorical to the Incas to the Spanish invasion). I particularly liked the part on the Incas-Spanis...  more »
  • This museum is on the Boleto Turistico, so we decided to see it our last day. It has some pre-Inca artifacts, Inka history, and then Spanish art. It's worth seeing if you have an extra hour or so.  more »
  • We went there without any spectatives​ and it was a nice surprise. We joined a guided tour which turned to be really interesting. The guide explained every topic in a way that could be easily understo...  more »
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  • This museum presents a fantastic regional perspective from prehistoric epochs through recent history. The collection and presentation of artifacts is impressive. Presenting information in both English and Spanish was beneficial and most appreciated. I highly recommend it if you're interested in history.
  • 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
  • Cusco tourist ticket is included in the. Aside from the degree of my money and upset No. Display item or topic is not specific enough depth. In the meantime there are plenty of distractions to deal with. But so many more may feel to see. However, it was not my type.
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  • It shows us another perspective. Very nice Museum
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