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Casa Concha Museum

Santa Catalina Ancha 320, Cusco, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 255535
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Museo Maschu Picchu. Superb. We ;learned so much before we actually visited Machu Picchu

We spent an absorbing hour or two watching, reading and learning. It was very peaceful and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie M
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Wellington, New Zealand
LOTS of information at your own pace

My partner and I read Turn Right at Machu Picchu before heading to Peru (truly nerding out). We... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Latanya O
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Anchorage, Alaska
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The most comprehensive collection of Inca artifacts from Machu Picchu in the world. There are 366 museum-quality objects displayed in a colonial building that dates back to the 18th century. To truly understand the Inca culture, one must visit Machu PIcchu and the Casa Concha Museum. The museum provides insights into the daily life at Machu Picchu and an overview of the landscape and challenges the Inca's faced there. This is a must-see before (or after) visiting Machu Picchu The collection of artifacts at Casa Concha was returned by Yale University in 2011, and includes more than 30-thousand additional fragments of pottery, stonework, jewelry that are not suitable for display at this time. Those fragments are being kept in storage to be studied by local and international researchers. This collection of antiquities was housed at Yale's Peabody Museum for almost 100 years, before being returned home to Peru in 2011. The exhibition also has more Inka artifacts that were discovered during the archeological excavations during the process of the restauration of the Casa Concha.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Santa Catalina Ancha 320, Cusco, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an absorbing hour or two watching, reading and learning. It was very peaceful and we moved at our own pace. It helped us to appreciate Machu Picchu when we visited later in the week. The information is translated into English which was very...More

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 25 September 2017

My partner and I read Turn Right at Machu Picchu before heading to Peru (truly nerding out). We were so excited to get up there, but the lack of free / available information at Machu Picchu was such a bummer. You need to hire a...More

Thank Latanya O
Reviewed 28 August 2017

It was just ok... Yes, it was informative, but if you don't have time to kill don't bother. You are better off enjoying the plaza with the views. My friend and I left in 15 minutes. We forced ourselves to walk through the entire thing...More

Thank Chicagogirl2000
Reviewed 12 July 2017

For those with some/little knowledge about Machu Picchu this would be a great place to visit pre or post Machu Picchu. I went after my visit and felt like it complemented my tour the day before.

Thank lapril24
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Located inside a small colonial building, this museum is fairly basic. Some photo's, artifacts, several dioramas and a few video's highlighting some of Hiram Bingham's visits to MP. Though not extensive, it's still interesting to see some background on the excavation. We visited before we...More

Thank TravelHappy237
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Like some other reviewers, visited the museum a couple of days after visiting Machu Picchu. This is not the place that will give you a preparation to what you are going to experience in the Sacred Valley. You should get that from previous research from...More

Thank CubanLady
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I visited the museum shortly after I had walked the Inca Trail & visited Machu Picchu, so it was very enlightening to get more of the history / background after just having been there. The museum is very well laid out & easy to get...More

Thank Grant H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here and found it complimented my visit to Machu Picchu. I was particularly interested in seeing the site as it was when first rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. My only disappointment was that many of the items were not...More

Thank JacquiHop
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I visited the museum to prepare for my trip to Machu Picchu - learned very little, and paid more than any other museum in town. Not worth the time or money.

Thank Travelhui
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This was a cute little museum, fairly bare bones but it had some good (basic) information about the Incans and Machu Picchu. It starts with information on the "scientific discovery" of Machu Picchu in the early 20th century and provides a basic overview of Machu...More

1  Thank Jarrett2017
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