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Museo Carlos Dreyer, Puno

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Museo Carlos Dreyer showcases an eclectic collection of art and archeological relics. Founded by Carlos Dreyer, a German-born painter and art enthusiast, the museum hosts his collection of paintings and artifacts. Learn about the history of Puno by viewing items from the pre-Incan, Incan, and colonial era. View the three preserved mummies, excavated from the nearby Sillustani archeological site, or check out the weapons, stonework, gold items, and other trinkets from ancient Peruvian civilizations. Upstairs you can admire paintings and sculptures made by various local artists during the colonial era. Using our online itinerary creator, Puno attractions like Museo Carlos Dreyer can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very well presented, not huge, but lots of pottery, gold & silver items, and textiles. Plus the paintings of German exile Carlos Dreyer who lived in the Andes for 50 years. Pre-Columbian and Colonial ...  more »
  • This museum is just off the Plaza de Armas, and is worthy of a visit if you are into museums. If you aren't, you may consider missing this one. There is a small section of pre-Inca culture pottery and...  more »
  • Really great small museum, we were surprised some of the items you could actually touch, but didn't think we were supposed to. Great collection, especially of pre-columbian artifacts. The one bit of a...  more »
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  • It is one of the few museums in Puno, has good antiques and a collection of important archaeological remains, but is small and there are no guided tours.
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  • It includes several historical pieces of Puno, all are preserved and cared for, you can do the tour with a guide or of way autonomous, recommended for those who fascinates them culture.
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  • Lots to look at and a nice coffee shop and eatery
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  • Good content just need more information on the route
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Where to stay in Puno

Despite the appeal of Lake Titicaca, most accommodations in Puno sit several minutes back from the water, around the city center. Hostels, budget guesthouses, and rooms in private homes make up the majority of sleeping options, with a handful of boutique hotels also available. Consider staying somewhere with easy access to local transport, as you'll likely want to head off on daytrips to the surrounding area during your Puno holiday.
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