Regional Museum of Ica, Ica

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Visit Regional Museum of Ica, a large museum that houses artifacts ranging from prehistoric to the colonial era. Situated just outside the city center, the museum is renowned for its archeological items belonging to the Paracas and Nazcas, two Peruvian pre-Incan cultures. Step back in time and view ancient pottery, textiles, musical instruments, and weapons. The pre-Incan exhibit also boasts an impressive collection of mummies and human remains, some having mysterious deformed and elongated skulls. Follow the chronologically ordered exhibits to view furniture, paintings, and other artifacts from the colonial time period. By using our Ica online day trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Regional Museum of Ica and other attractions in Ica.
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  • The attention of the Prof. Darwin was essential to make this visit, a very memorable and interesting.
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  • This was well worth doing. More than other museums it shows the technology of the Paracus culture (most sophisticated) to Nazca to Inca (least sophisticated).  more »
  • This apparently simple Museum houses a wonderful collection: mantles decorated with featherwork, three-dimensional fabrics, beautiful huayacan, ceramic paddles polychrome Nasca. If it seem little, has a room dedicated to exhibit Mummies and skulls that surprisingly kept his hair, some of which have a few hairstyles that should be the object of study of stylists and fashion lovers. Undoubtedly, this museum is the only and best tourist attraction of the region, together with the Nazca lines and Ballestas Islands.
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  • Not too many artefacts but still informative. It's a pitty that taking photos is not allowed
  • It's a good place to visit, while you are waiting for the bus to other cities. It's not huge, but you can observe real ruins of 4~5 other different cultures of ancient Peru.
  • No photo here to protect all amazing handicraft and cultural relic.
  • Ok, small. Many better places to visit
  • Small museum but the exhibit is interesting.

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