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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  • It is a small, well-curated museum set up for the specific purpose of showcasing pre-Inca artwork. For someone who has studied so much about the Inca civilization, it came as a surprise that this art,...  more »
  • If you just arrive in the city, if you want to start to get cultural climate, have overall view and prepare to Macchu Pichu, this museum seems to me an excellent choice. Square front to which is is already a walk itself, has also an ideal - or very large scale, nor very guy - for not to overwhelm you. It is not like Mexico DF, that precise several days to cross it. It is a museum that you can enjoy time rested, to put it in some way. Inside there is a restaurant that I wasn't, but seemed very nice.
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  • Modern, very didactic Museum. Well organized, in a beautiful building. I think that it's worth the visit.
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