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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  • October 5, 2017
    The Museum is not big but inside is unique and precious artefacts related to Peruvian civilizations starting from 2,500 years b.c. In addition to the well-preserved mummies (you can see the drilling of skulls, or the deformation suffered in accordance with the religious beliefs of various peoples) there are intact ceramic objects that retain their original colors, beautiful fabrics that seems they were woven by a few years. In my opinion the tour operators they should insert as a milestone for those who want to learn about the history of Peru before the Incas and the Spaniards
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  • August 29, 2017
    It's a small museum but it has a great collection of mummies from pre-Inca era. It also has come pottery and wovens. Over all, interesting..... but in a very small scale.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The last day we went because very little time left us to make another tour and was a great choice. The Museum is small but very interesting, they have very valuable pieces. They also have a replica of the Nazca lines. Sunday costs s/4 with universitario meat, S / 7.50 general and if you are the 1st Sunday of each month is free.
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  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • March 21, 2017
    Ok, small. Many better places to visit
  • May 19, 2017
    Small museum but the exhibit is interesting.
  • June 1, 2016
    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).
  • August 3, 2017
    They show in a very didactic way of our culture periods pre-Inca PARACAS cultures, NAZCA, WARI until the conquest of the INCAS. Spectacular trepanation, of the Paracas culture, how are displayed.
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