Museo Inkariy, Urubamba

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At Museo Inkariy, a journey through 10,000 years of Peruvian culture and history. Opening its doors in 2015 after 13 years of developing the project, the museum aims for a comprehensive, entertaining, and educational tour through various Peruvian cultures, including the Inca Empire but also weaving through the Chavin, Nazca, Mochica, and Wari periods among others. Dress, customs, and iconic scenes are all recreated and examined in detail from each different period, giving you quite a thorough education in Peruvian history. A visit to Museo Inkariy represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Urubamba planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • September 30, 2017
    It gives you a tour of the different stages of the Inca culture and the regions where they were developed and the importance given to agriculture and their gods, was well guided and have the museum well cared
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  • September 26, 2017
    Binding site for anyone who wants to know and understand more about the inca people. Super attractive Museum with its wax statues simulating rituals, costumes and physiognomy of each tribe.
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  • September 15, 2017
    On the way from Cuzco to Ollantaytambo. BC CARAL civilization begins, Chavin, (abbreviation), Nazca lines, (abbreviation), until the Inca will explained that each 8. Descriptions are in English and Spain deeply, I don't know. Earthenware and ornaments are all imitations. It is so beautiful. Masterpiece is the life-size diorama for each period. To help better understand what there have been reproduced and impression. You can watch in less than an hour.
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  • July 26, 2017
    So expensive that we didnt even bother going in. Place was very quiet, no other guests. We did have a lovely lemonade at the cafe though.
  • July 30, 2017
    Cool summary of Peruvian pre Columbian history
  • April 26, 2017
    Great museum
  • October 26, 2015
    This is a must stop visit prior to going to Machu Picchu. It puts the ruins in perspective.
  • January 23, 2015
    Learn about pre-inca tribes in a brand new museum, just outside of Calca. Well worth a visit!

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