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Museo Inka

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Address: Cuesta del Almirante 103, Cusco, Peru
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+51 84 237380
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Managed by the Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad, this archaeology...

Managed by the Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad, this archaeology museum traces Cusco’s history from the Inca period to the 20th century.

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US$59.00*
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Private Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum, Qorikancha and San Pedro Market
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Peruvian history, crafts, and mummies

I'm intrigued by mummies, and after hearing and reading about how they were preserved, I wanted to see them .... the mummies in reality were "worth a thousand words". Also... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm intrigued by mummies, and after hearing and reading about how they were preserved, I wanted to see them .... the mummies in reality were "worth a thousand words". Also enjoyed talking to the proud artisans who were painting and carving Peruvian products.

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Pulaski
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're a history buff, and like learning about Inka culture, it's worth a visit. A good way to kill an afternoon and learn something at the same time. The mummies are actually pretty cool.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thought this place was just OK. Lots of very dated displays and most of the information is in Spanish. Didn't end up staying too long. If you go, do check out the mummies, though. They were hands down the most memorable thing in the museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It cost 10 soles for entry. There wasn't that much information on the exhibits or much introduction either (there is slightly more spanish description but not much either). Not very comprehensive as I can only read English. I would skip this, but it was still decently interesting.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are going to spend the time and money to visit, take some time to learn about the culture and the people. The museum is not large but a lot of information that you did not learn in your history class. It's inexpensive and only one block off the plaza. Expand your mind.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this museum has great potential it is really poorly curated. It comes off similar to a high school history project with dioramas and placards that are computer printouts pasted to construction paper. We came really wanting to learn more about the Incas and pre-incan societies and we were really disappointed as the information is shared so poorly. We often... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite thing here was actually watching some people do traditional weaving. Definitely consider this an optional thing to do in Cusco.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the time check it out, but dont go out of your way. Its not very polished, not alot of description, and alot of the same stuff. Stone carved tools etc. The mummies are the coolest thing for sure.

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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, location of most archeological artifacts. Recommend paying the 10 Sols for a guided tour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guides work for tips and are well informed. Ours was a young man who spoke 4 languages and was eager to share his knowledge of the museum and history. It takes at least 90 minutes to tour the museum but it's a good collection and gives a nice overview of pre-Inca and Inca civilizations. Easy to find it,... More 

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