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Regional Museum of Ica, Ica

(3.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Regional Museum of Ica at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ica tourist route planner.
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  • We visited on a Wednesday afternoon and were very impressed by all the artifacts from the Pre-Incan civilization. I'd say what impressed me the most about this museum was how preserved many of the art...  more »
  • Museum that should be twice as large, due to lack of budget, does not show all a parts warehouse that I stayed on the top floor 2 floor. This museum needs investment for maintenance and show guarantees the double of what has. Waiting to be shown with guarantees in the future, today, there are only a couple of pillars... built long ago and there were. The Museum offers guided 30 min. approx. The visit begins with plans and maps about the successive cultures of this region of Peru. Department of Ica. Textiles, Mantles, ceramics, mummies, funeral bundles and radiographs of mummies, are thus exposed how deformed and trepanned skulls. A pequenya sample of the main cultures (Paracas, Nazca, Chincha, Wari, Inca). The ceramics and Textiles are beautiful along with the wide collection of Mummies and deformed skulls (status symbol), cranial trepanation (technical medicine at that time). They are the highlight of the Museum. Back you can climb stairs and from an elevated position there is a replica of the Nazca lines. N This museum needs investment for maintenance and above all increase the area of exposure. It could be a museum better known as soon as all its fund is put in value, private investment may help better preserve and build the new attached building, to be better Aprovechado and visited than hitherto. Examples have been given in Trujillo - Backus supported for (2) two anyos Huaca de La Luna and what brought has been spectacular, pity that they do not follow! WIESSE at Museo de CAO, his contribution has been, is and they say will be (10) ten most spectacular anyos! It is very noticeable when private investment manages a museum or Cultural heritage. Despite everything, we must give thanks to Japan. Luck, who here Japan helped.
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  • Was impressed with the quality here, good museum that goes through many of the eras from pre-Inkan through to the end of the Inka reign, artifacts are presented nicely and there is a good amount to se...  more »
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  • This is a surprisingly nice museum. They have many artifacts from several eras and people groups of the area. It also has lots of information in both English and Spanish, and the price of admission is quite cheap, only S/. 7.5 ($2.25).
  • I recommend it. They just remodeled. It is fairly complete. Failure to improve a bit the guides.
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  • Are the cultures most originated from our Peru
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  • Because you can meet the various activities and customs of different cultures of ica
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  • The Regional Museum of Ica contains numerous pieces of cultures Chincha, Nazca and Paracas which have great beauty and historical legacy. It is recommended to visit it!
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