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Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures

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We visited this museum before going on a 3 day excursion into the Rainforest. It gave a great... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
W4lking
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Brilliant and informative

An exceptional overview of the indigenous communities of the Amazon. A must visit before venturing... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Venmev
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Preston, United Kingdom
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The museum exhibits ethnographic artifacts from 30 different Amazon Indian cultures from the greater Amazon basin including groups from eastern Brazil, Guyana, Xingu, Mata Grosso, Colombia, the Peruvian lowlands and the foot hills of the Andes. The...more
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332 Malecon Tarapaca, Iquitos Loreto, Peru
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We visited this museum before going on a 3 day excursion into the Rainforest. It gave a great insight into some of the indiginous cultures from the Amazon Basin. The museum is really well presented

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

An exceptional overview of the indigenous communities of the Amazon. A must visit before venturing deeper into the amazing forest. An excellent shop as well!

Thank Venmev
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Indigenous Amazonian cultures museum is exactly that. It gives information about different groups native to the Amazonian area in both Spanish and English with pictures and artefacts for illustration, it tells about the different cultures their traditions and differences between them , as well as...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Definitely worth the 15soles entrance fee and gives a great background of all the tribes in the tribes in the Amazon (English and Spanish) and stunning jewellery/headpieces.

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

The museum holds complete collections of objects, handicrafts, traditional clothing, jewelry and weapons of 18 ethnic tribes in Amazonian basin, not only from Peru but also Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. Very complete and interesting, including the famous shrunken heads. A small curio-shop with...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

All the animals you will miss in the jungle are here. They even ve a jaguar and a manatee. Monika, the woman running the place has been taking care od rescued animals for a very long time and her volunteer helpers are well versed in...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

A very nice museum, go here to get an overview about Amazonian culture. I found it was impressive and made up by heart, also you can by souvenirs from the Amazon. It is good to get a feel about the cultural diversity in the Amazon.

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

This is an excellent little museum that is dedicated to the various Amazon tribal cultures. It is in English and Spanish.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Hidden gem in Iquitos is a must visit if staying for a short while. Contains an eye opening amount of information about indigenous cultures and their way of life. We were not expecting much but walked out of the museum thoroughly enlightened!

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

The museum is small and has the feel of a "countryside" institution, but has some great artifacts, including fabulous tribal garbs and - real - shrunken heads and battle gear. It gives a great introduction to some of the intricacies of Amazonian ethnography and should...More

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