Museo de Arte Popular
Museo de Arte Popular
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Dead_Skyline
Montville, CT46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is not a first-tier destination, but it is a pleasant and small museum, and is part of the multi-site Cusco ticket. So you might as well go if you have enough time in the city.

The main exhibits are a collection of art pieces that have won the annual popular art prize awarded by the municipality of Cusco each year. They are a somewhat random collection of dioramas, sculptures, and other objects, ranging from amusing to macabre and from professional to amateurish. This part of the museum is not great, but it is interesting enough.

Far better in my opinion (seconding reviewer "Em" on this) is the other, smaller room, in which a documentary on Inca history and cultural sites is being played on a continuous loop. You may not want to watch all of it, but it's quite informative and worth at least twenty minutes of your time.
Written 17 May 2024
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Em
Berlin, Germany105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This was a weird experience. The main exhibition was not very impressive, a lot of handcraft of local artists depicting religious scenes, local sires and such.

However, I would still recommend visiting for the next room: at the back of the room, a native artisan exhibits his hand-carved work, which is stunning; the rest of the room is arranged for viewing a screening of a set of shoet films concentrate around multiple aspects of Inca life, including histpry, reenacting of religious ceremonies and overview of the main archaeological site in and around Cusco.

While it could be a bit lengthy to sit through the full length of it, it's a very educative experience which I'd recommend doing on your first couple of days in Cusco, while you get used to the altitude before embarking on your adventures and exploration, as a preparation and a background to everything you will be seeing next.
Written 10 May 2024
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Raul V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Important contribution from different Cusco artists. Without a doubt a place that you have to visit on your tour in Cusco.
Written 17 April 2024
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Leon D
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you have the boleto turistico of Cusco I recommend that you take a look in this museum. It is only one room, so you can visit it in 20 minutes. Some cool artwork from the local cultures, allows you to get to know them a little better.
Written 19 January 2020
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karren
Sydney, Australia664 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019
This is a small museum with an odd mix of exhibits. The photos of old Cusco were the most interesting. It's included on the big Cusco tourist ticket so i visited, but I wouldn't pay to see if separately.
Written 26 December 2019
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AnnaMichaa
United Kingdom47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Had a strange mix of things to look at, in a weird downstairs area. Wouldn't have gone if it wasn't included in the ticket! Worth it to see photos of Cusco city from years ago.
Written 2 December 2019
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Tiny museum found below the municipal offices where you buy your Boleto Touristico. This museum houses the winning entries in the annual Cusco Popular Arts Competition, so it is an eclectic mix with no discernible theme. The pieces here showcase local talent and include various styles (contemporary, avant-garde, pop art and even fine art); materials (ceramics, wood, corn, fabric) and interpretation (humourous, serious, thoughtful). There are regional photographs from Cusco artist Chambi. Interesting exhibits include: dentist chair torture, drunken scene in a restaurant, corn husk maze, matchstick sculpture and “Meat” terror in a butcher shop. The oddest thing I saw was the depiction of a caesarean section. I spent 30 minutes – I spent the same amount of time taking notes and writing this.
Written 5 October 2019
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KMG414
Madison, WI55 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Since this was part of the tourist ticket, we decided to check it out. Unlike the Museo Historico Regional, this museum was small and felt disorganized/lacking much of a theme. Not many English translations throughout. Would recommend skipping or just planning a brief visit!
Written 6 September 2019
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DonaJudy
Grecia, Costa Rica58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
While in Cusco we visited the Museo de Arte Popular because it was included in our tourist ticket. We found it mildly interesting, but wished that instead of going there we had spent more time exploring the wonderful Cusco textile center (Centro de Textiles).
Written 31 March 2019
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Maggie C
Sydney, Australia1,087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
The Cuzco tourist ticket includes admission to this small but rich museum, located downstairs at the municipal council building. No photos were allowed but it was worth a visit to see the imaginative materials these local artists use (fabrics, metal, paper, corn husk, wood, matches). We saw this interesting and colourful in about half an hour
Written 13 December 2018
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