Museo de Arte Precolombino

Museo de Arte Precolombino, Cusco: Hours, Address, Museo de Arte Precolombino Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo de Arte Precolombino
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Museum of Pre-Columbian Art - MAP Cusco is an experience that allows you to discover the mystical art of ancient Peru. It houses and exhibits admirable objects for its history and aesthetics, created by women and men of the Andes, more than three thousand years ago until the sixteenth century, in the territory where Peru is located nowadays. The 400 pieces exhibited in the MAP Cusco, located in the historic Casona Cabrera, a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas, are part of the collection of the Larco Museum, considered one of the best 20 museums in the world. The MAP Cusco, managed by the BBVA Foundation, offers the possibility of exploring its ten rooms with audio guides in three languages: Spanish, English and French. The narratives will bring the visitor closer to the worldview that defined the beliefs of the ancient Peruvians. The visitor can also enjoy MAP Café tasting the incomparable flavor of Peruvian cuisine in a magical and peaceful setting.
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1-2 hours
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Ronit G
Shoham, Israel4 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The explanations in English are good. They could make an English version of the 5 minute movie in the beginning. They have McReynolds few artifacts compared with the Larco museum in Lima but what they have is very fine. The lady in the front desk was very nice and courteous.
Written 14 May 2022
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bigwavejames
bigwavejames102 contributions
Mar. 2022
Small but well done. Reminded me of a mini-Larco.
The design of the museum was only surpassed by the quality of the pieces.
Nice stop that gives solid info on the area and Peru throughout time, which reminds you the Incas are only a small, but important, part.
Written 30 March 2022
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,168 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Solo
This is not a large museum, but it has many pre-Columbian artifacts, including ceramics and metal items, and more. Interesting and informative. Worth a visit.
Written 6 March 2022
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nathi89443
Geneva, Switzerland37 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Excellent museum with a very qualitative exhibition and good English descriptions/explanations. We were very positively surprised by this little museum well worth a visit for the historical perspective of the Incas and more ancient cultures.
Written 26 October 2021
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Shyam Mayer
Bratislava, Slovakia3 contributions
Feb. 2020
Excellent collection, and organized in an interesting way: chronologically and by material, gold room, silver room, etc. Good museography and installations.
Written 13 January 2021
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Janeite
Washington DC, DC232 contributions
Mar. 2020
We were bowled over by the sophistication of some of the collection. The explanatory plaques were very useful, and the cloistered building tranquil. Also--eat here!
Written 20 March 2020
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maryevslin
Stowe, VT36 contributions
Dec. 2019
I had a lot to learn about Precolombian art. Still do. This museum had good explanations of the pieces and culture. We really enjoyed it.
Written 9 January 2020
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Gracias por tu visita, Mary. Saludos,
Written 4 March 2020
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Las Buganvillas
Cartagena, Colombia789 contributions
Dec. 2019
This is a private museum, extremely well organized and exhibits are arranged with great care in rooms. It is recommended to first see a short film in the studio before starting your tour. All exhibits are master pieces, silver, gold, shells, wooden and ceramic sculptures.
It is interesting to note that the museum has one of the finest restaurants in Cusco: MAP
It is recommended to follow the visit which will last no more than two hours to the Museum of the Incas which is only about three minutes walk down towards Plaza de Armas
Written 20 December 2019
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Gracias por tu comentario. Si me permites una pequeña observación, el MAP Cusco es el museo y dentro de su patio alberga el restaurante que mencionas: el MAP Cafe. Saludos!
Written 4 March 2020
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Mackenzie Gagnon
California City, CA2 contributions
Dec. 2019
My first day in Cusco had a great time, I visited many places near the center and one of the ones I liked the most was this museum.
Written 6 December 2019
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Gracias por tu comentario. Saludos!
Written 4 March 2020
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LeonDe60
Stockton, Calif.18 contributions
Oct. 2019
A very well organized display of precolonial artifacts. Many of the art pieces date back to other cultures before the Incas.
Written 18 November 2019
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Gracias por tu visita, Leon. Saludos
Written 17 January 2020
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