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Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures

332 Malecon Tarapaca, Iquitos Loreto, Peru
+51 65 235809
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Indigenous Amazonian cultures museum is exactly that. It gives information about different groups... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fee2908
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Great muesum

Definitely worth the 15soles entrance fee and gives a great background of all the tribes in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kkappss
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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 theme of the museum is how Amazon Indians live within nature and are helping to conserve the fragile rainforests. Exhibits are displayed in a period house on two floors and in line with international museum standards. The museum is located on the riverfront in the historic district of Iquitos at 332 Malecon Tarapaca and is open daily from 8am to 8pm.
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332 Malecon Tarapaca, Iquitos Loreto, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 23 May 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 22 May 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 19 May 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 17 May 2018

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

Thank Kerry M
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Reviewed 23 April 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 2 April 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

Thank Marina T
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Take the tour for an hour or so. The artifacts are wonderful and come from many different tribes. I was fascinated with the differences between ceremonial decorations.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

During my visit to Iquitos I went to this museum. The interesting part is that you can find several sculptures resembling different amazonian tribes, all of them in real human-size... other interesting topics are books, magazines about the history of Iquitos. You can spend there...More

Thank Eduardo R
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