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Pre-Columbian Art Museum

Plaza de las Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 233210
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Pre-Columbian Art Museum Tour with Dinner
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“on display” (16 reviews)
“each piece” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Plaza de las Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
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+51 84 233210
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"on display"
in 16 reviews
"small collection"
in 8 reviews
"each piece"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful pieces"
in 7 reviews
"museo larco in lima"
in 7 reviews
"excellent collection"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 17 reviews
"wood carvings"
in 4 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 7 reviews
"peruvian history"
in 5 reviews
"two hours"
in 5 reviews
"pottery"
in 51 reviews
"exhibits"
in 49 reviews
"silver"
in 27 reviews
"civilizations"
in 16 reviews
"captions"
in 5 reviews
"interpretation"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small, well-curated museum set up for the specific purpose of showcasing pre-Inca artwork. For someone who has studied so much about the Inca civilization, it came as a surprise that this art, predating the Incas, was so elegant and, to some degree,...More

1  Thank Susana100_13
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The artifacts are superb... the very best of the nearly made the grade stuff from the Larco collection in Lime. However the interpretation is a mixture of interesting, superficial and somebody endelessly repeting the same thought as they wing'd it through their consultancy. Knowing professsionals...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We had been staying at the excellent Inkaterra hotel on the plaza where the museum is located and our Matchu Pitchu guide had reccomended this museum so we went on our last morning in Cusco. The museum is in a traditional Spanish style villa and...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is a cool place to visit, and I liked the expensive gift shop. I looked all over for a present for my wife, and nothing had the quality of this place. There is even a woman weaving in the traditional style out front. Full...More

Thank Bill K
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

A museum of items before the Inca's showing a lot of artifacts presented well and very interesting. Would have liked more

Thank Jason C
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This small muesum is so completely well curated that everything you view is at once an art history lesson, a peek into the minds of the artists represented, and an education about the people of Peru before the Spanish invasion.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Why is that tours generally seem to home in on temples and churches depending on the country you're visiting and play down museums and art galleries? It's like you have to visit at least one a day. Fortunately with 'free' time in Cusco there was...More

2  Thank Jeff E
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

One of the best museums I've been to- period. Definitely the best in Cusco in my opinion. All of the items had well written descriptions (English), excellent presentation and lighting, and they do allow photography. I spent far more time here than I planned, and...More

1  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This was my favorite museum in Cusco. They have the pottery broken out by the different groups so you could clearly see the different styles between the groups. It seemed like one room for each group. The quality of the pottery was the best that...More

1  Thank Elizabeth F
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This museum is realtively small, but has quite a lot squeezed in, it's well curated with plenty of descriptive information for the items, sometimes with amusing translations. The building itself is beautiful. If you are looking for something interesting to do in Cusco, this is...More

1  Thank David A
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Kotyna
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not expensive
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I saw elongated skulls at the National Museum of Anthropology in Lima.
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