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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. To visit Pre-Columbian Art Museum and get the most from your holiday in Cusco, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cusco itinerary maker.
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  • Thus museum is an extension of the Larco Museum in Pueblo Libre (Lima). Its collection of artifacts is superb, as is the presentation. The explanations were in Spanish, French, and English. The only t...  more »
  • The collection here is really impressive--even if you're not a history buff or art lover, the sheer quality and creativity of the pieces will give you a deeper appreciation of the staggering achieveme...  more »
  • I found the price too expensive for the small collection. There, the tourist will see some vases, weapons and tools, props and other objects used by Indians in the pre-Columbian period. Not a big deal. If you are on tight budgets, can jump.
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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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