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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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  • This is where the first I heard of "primitive design", allusion occurred in my mind with Flemish primitivists in painting. I knew I loved all this approaches to strict lined paintings but here observi...  more »
  • You should stop by here to help in the understanding of the culture in which you are immersed. They have done a good job of identifying many of the pieces and raison d'être behind them, but the verses...  more »
  • Went to this Museum, living in Palasoi at the same Nazarenas square. It can be seen as a small branch of the famous Museum of Larco in Lima. After visiting the Larco is uninteresting, just for show, you can visit
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