History Museums in Cusco

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History Museums in Cusco

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  • Ronit G
    Shoham, Israel4 contributions
    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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  • karren
    Sydney, Australia678 contributions
    I had a very good tour with a young girl practicing her English. The tour was very interesting and informative and I learnt of the history of the convent, the artworks and the catecombs. Well worth a visit.
    Written 26 December 2019
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  • Las Buganvillas
    Cartagena, Colombia789 contributions
    Like museum of pre colombian art, Musuem of the Incas is situated in a beautiful palace and its is important tool to understand better this amazing civilization. In addition to particularly beautiful ceramic pieces, there are some interesting paintings, especially those showing the conquest by Pizarro of the Incas. It is quite fascinating that a group of 200 Spanish soldiers could conquer a mighty empire but the real reason was that Incas treated other ethnic groups with disdain, almost like slaves so there were plenty of those who joined conquista to defeat the Incas. There are some interesting panels of all Inca emperors.
    Written 20 December 2019
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  • Ollerbarrow
    Altrincham, UK1,610 contributions
    Excellent introduction to pre-Incan civilisations, their development and their amalgamation under the Incas. It also gives some idea of their coalescence and subsequent subjugation by the Spanish colonisers. Finally, one is introduced to the mixed heritage heroes that ultimately led to the establishment of the Peruvian state in 1821. Some good displays and fine paintings. Unfortunately no photography in the exhibit areas in the museum. Part of the historical/cultural ticket. Well worth seeing, particularly in combination with the cathedral.
    Written 20 October 2019
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  • Elena Gunters Greens
    San Francisco, CA35 contributions
    I really liked everything very well organized, in general everything beautiful.
    You can also find many local works of art and textiles, which are excellent qualities. I bought some really nice wood carvings in a frame that describes the sights and daily activities of a local person.
    Written 23 June 2020
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  • Edin Krnic
    Tuzi, Montenegro3,097 contributions
    Very nice museum in historical part of Cusco. Ticket is only 8 soles for foreigners, half price for students. For locals only 2 soles
    Written 7 March 2020
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