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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  • August 13, 2017
    The building itself is beautiful and the artwork is very nicely displayed. There are captions to all the pieces in several languages though they are sometimes written in a pretentious fashion. This is...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    I thought all of their items were carefully displayed and shown in an order that made sense. There are English descriptions. The range and quality of the ceramic work on display was incredible.  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Large pieces, there is nothing iconic in the, but serves as a very effective instruction to the tourist who is not very aware of the history of the incas and subsequent merger with the Spanish aristocracy.
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