Pre-Columbian Art Museum, Cusco

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See a collection of art and artifacts at Pre-Columbian Art Museum, a heritage center that sensitively and sympathetically details the artistic progress and cultural development of natives before the colonial era. Built on the site an Incan ceremonial court, the museum's main building was designed as a colonial mansion in 1580. A historic monument of Cusco reopened as a museum in 2003, the building  now displays a collection of artworks and objects from the pre-Columbian times. Take a tour of the museum to see the finely sculpted jewelry, ornate pots, and ceremonial masks made by native cultures between 1250 BCE and 1532 CE. Using our world travel planner, Cusco attractions like Pre-Columbian Art Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a cool place to visit, and I liked the expensive gift shop. I looked all over for a present for my wife, and nothing had the quality of this place. There is even a woman weaving in the traditi...  more »
  • The reception is good, in my opinion. The rooms are neatly arranged and the collection is interesting. There's an introductory video that's worth ... does get in the mood. The building is taken care of, there are free lockers.
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  • A museum that is interesting, but not very playful and interactive, not recommended with children for example. If you have limited time in Cusco, I would not necessarily a priority, most of the information can be found elsewhere, the interest is largely based on the beauty of the exhibits and the great building.
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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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