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“shrunken heads”(28 reviews)
“inca ruins”(20 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Larga y Huayna Capac Esquina, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-283-1521
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 February 2014

These ruins are as good as Ingripirca and the museum is very good at showing the cultural new and old of Ecuador (both are free!)

3  Thank world-gypsy-gal
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

If you don't speak and read Spanish this will be a challenge. The exhibits were nice but there were no English translations to be found. That's my fault for not learning the language but if you have a museum in a tourist town it would...More

1  Thank joek0044
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Some pretty fascinating exhibits and dioramas about the various peoples who have lived in Ecuador . Combine that with the ruins and gardens outside and you have a worthy afternoon visit.

Thank btomtileman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

el pumapungo museo is right in the center of town youll find excellent art to see. transportation is very afordable including the taxis.

Thank gorlando7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is nice, but the amazing part is the large outdoor archeological complex. And admission is FREE! I went here three times during my week in Cuenca, because it's so peaceful (minus the cars whizzing by on the adjoining road) and mystical. There are...More

Thank CitySchmitty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probably the best museum in Cuenca and encompasses so much to do. First you start with the museum on 2 to 3 floors (depending on the exhibitions at the time) focusing on Pre-Colombian artifacts found in Ecuador. Then, you venture out the back...More

Thank GareThere
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

If you are i Cuenca, you must visit this museum! You will have a lot of information about the equatorian indians way of life! Nice experience!

Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 27 August 2018

very very cool...amazing place to go in Cuenca..its really a must... lots of great history lesson on the area...! u will love it

Thank Aprender Inglés L
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The premier museum of Cuenca, Pumapungo Museo houses visiting collections by contemporary artist as well as a small permanent collection, cultural exhibits, a collection of Ecuadorian currencies, the access to the Pumapungo Inca ruins. Additionally it contains a theater used for lectures, films and musical...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Indeed world class and I would have given it 5 stars if it hadn't been full of school children so you had to wait too long to see the exhibits. They also created a background of noise that followed you throughout. The museum should limit...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 12 July 2018

If you want to get a clearer idea of the history if Ecuador, you should really try to visit this museum. Everything about Ecuador can be found right there! Simply amazing!

Thank Osbel G
Reviewed 14 June 2018

A great way to learn about the history of Cuenca and the valley's history from pre-colonial to the present day.

Thank emdub123
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