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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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  • We were Cuzco with my girlfriend last September and we like to familiarize us with the history and tradition of the places we visited. One of the best ways to do this is through its museums and Regional historical Museum was no exception. It has an incredibly complete collection of pre-Columbian art, where obviously highlight parts Incas. Then they have many pieces of artwork of the Spanish colonization and many others from Cuzqueña school which has traces in all the churches of the city. No doubt inevitable to learn somewhere.
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  • Contact with the local culture. Well preserved, it is quite important to know a little more of the history of the city and its inhabitants.
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  • Birth House of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, a descendant of the real half-blood Incas from the Spanish time, that this culture has unlocked. Also on the situation of the indigenous in colonial times. Included in the visitors ticket turistico.
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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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