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Museo Palacio Arzobispal

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Address: Calle Hatunrumiyoc, Cusco, Peru
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+51 1 4275790
09:00 - 17:00
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Nice tour

Good tour to know more about the history of Peru and the process of colonization (and how religion influenced)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
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Charlotte, Vermont
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

It was a small museum, many of the pieces on loan elsewhere and no signage with explanations. I did not find it worthwhile

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Good tour to know more about the history of Peru and the process of colonization (and how religion influenced)

Thank Filipe D
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I came here as I bought the combination ticket at the cathedral. I didn't bother with the audioguide, having just done the cathedral audioguide, so just wandered solo instead. It is a stunning building and the art is good, and the courtyard a peaceful place to sit if you wish. Worth investing in the small extra on the base cathedral... More 

Thank Joanne H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Here you will find the 12 angles rock... BUT... you can get one of the painters there to show you another couple of walls, just around the corner. It's amazing! You pay them whatever you want or buy one painting, and they will show you those walls. In one of them you can see a Puma on the wall, but... More 

Thank Rudy M
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We bought the combiticket with the cathedral, and the archbiscops palace was the second highlight, after the cathedral itself. You get a (free) audioguide, which explains the different paintings, and the influence that the Indians made on the Spanish art. The museum is full with art from the cusco school, and it's interesting to see and learn from these paintings

Thank Beuntje
Oud-Zuilen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This museum, a catholic church built on the foundation of an Inca temple has an interesting collection of religious art and a nice courtyard. Compared with other churches not that special.

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Harpswell, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Incans carved these rocks without iron tools, and they fit together perfectly 600 years later after all the earthquakes. Quite awe inspiring to see.

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Bakewell, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you like old colonial/inca buildings, this is for you. There are some dark and rather boring religious paintings but the main attraction is the atmosphere in the building itself, constructed round a very pleasant little courtyard, and imagining how the bishop lived, and how luxurious and powerful it would have seemed to the locals.

Thank 497ianj
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you have the boleta to get free access to various sites in Cusco, just hop in and take a look. The little courtyard is pleasant. Otherwise, you can ignore it. There are more worthwhile things to in Cusco.

Thank Marc v
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled into this one and bought a month pass to all the key churches in Cusco which includes audio tours. Not very large, but gives terrific context for how the Catholic Church attempted to engage the indigenous people of Cusco.

Thank Kara M

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