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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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  • For a modest entry fee you can enjoy pre columbian art beautifully displayed. From tall wood carvings, weapons and jewelry to beautifully woven clothing and headdress. They have it all here. There are...  more »
  • This museum houses a variation of different types of art work from the Pre-Colombian world. It is small, but has a nicely curated selection of art pieces. The entrance price was a bit steep though. It...  more »
  • Museum is quite simple and can be done in 1:00 with some tranquility. Shows various items of cultures that were conquered by the Incas.
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