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Museu Historico Regional

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Address: Calle Heladeros, Cusco, Peru
Phone Number: +51 84 223245
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Small but worthy of a visit

Slipped by here a one of the museums on the Tourist ticket package, It is a very neat building and nice displays, smaller, but worthy of a visit, especially if it is hot or rainy!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Slipped by here a one of the museums on the Tourist ticket package, It is a very neat building and nice displays, smaller, but worthy of a visit, especially if it is hot or rainy!

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Headquartered small museum inside the history of the country and the city. Missing in an English speaking guide who will help tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice tour to know more about the history of Peru and the process of colonization (part of the tourist ticket)

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice museum and since entry was included on our Boleto Turistico, we popped in and did not regret it. Some very good displays and artifacts. They also explain more about the 'Last Inca', Tupac Amaru II ; interesting aspect of the cruel Spanish suppression of the Indian locals.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

May not have gone if it wasn't on the tourist ticket. Found the painting of the last supper funny as Jesus was eating guinea-pig in true Peruvian style. Nice collection of artefacts such as pots and impressive tiny figures made out of stone or metal.

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Willimantic, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Be sure to include the museo on your list of places to see in Cusco/Sacred Valley because all the info helps tie everything together. It was included in our 10-day Tourist Ticket.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The museum is right on the picturesque Plaza of Regocijo, right across from the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art. Both are included in the Boleto Turistico price valid for 10 days. Plan a visit to the square for both the museums as they are both small and easy to cover in a short period. I focused on the pre-Spanish and... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Included in the tourist ticket, this is a very nice museum, it would be 1 hour well spent, guidance is included and you learn a lot about Cusco, the Incas, the colonial times, a little bit about gastronomy. In addition to that, this was the house of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, the writer of the "Comentarios Reales de... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

As part of the combined tourist ticket it's worth popping into this museum but it doesn't really tell you anything you can't find out at better museums (eg Museo Larco in Lima). Some nice paintings and an exhibit on the 'Last Inca', Tupac Amaru II, including a hilarious video reconstructing his fall which is brilliantly badly subtitled and acted. Like... More 

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Oud-Zuilen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This well-equipped museum provides a great collection of objects and information on the history of Peruvian cultures. Regional here is meant in a wider perspective, not only focused on Peru but also surrounding countries. Highly recommended

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