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“Cute and interesting”

Pre-Columbian Art Museum
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Pre-Columbian Art Museum Tour with Dinner
Ranked #23 of 173 things to do in Cusco
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Interesting short overview of the history of the area. Cute little building, well worth the hour it takes to see every item

Thank Tolstoine
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

If you can't make it to the Larco museum in Lima this is a must see. A very small sample of what is available in the Larco museum.

Many Incan items which are in short supply due to the large amount melted down or removed from the area.

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

This private museum contains a wonderful collection of Pre-Columbian ceramics, beautiful shell and some gold and silver artifacts.
The showcases are well lit and the English translations were well done, which is not always the case in Cusco museums.
Definitely the best museum I've visited in Cusco.

Thank Vahinemoena
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Peru is home to unrivaled architectural ruins but to very few good museums. In general museums in both Lima and Cusco have mediocre collections very poorly displayed with little or no labeling in English. A few are flat out horrible, like the Museo de Sito Coricancha in Cusco. A couple were extraordinary.

The Museo de Arte Precolombino is best in Cusco and rivals the Museo Larco in Lima from which its pieces were hand-picked. The collection is strongest on pre-Incan cultures but also includes the finest pieces of Incan ceramics and drinking cups I saw anywhere. The objects here are not merely meant to be seen as of historical interest but were chosen as examples of the finest in human art from any time or place. You will find ceramics from various ancient cultures as sophisticated as those from China at the same period; gorgeous jewelry in gold, stone and shell; and evocative sculpted wooden idols. The whole collection is beautifully displayed, very professionally illuminated and carefully and completely described.

If you have time to visit just one museum in Cusco make it this one. If you don’t think you have the time, make it.

Thank ShadowTraveler
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

I'm not a massive fan of pre-columbian ceramics - but this collection is outstanding! It is the best collection of ceramics I have ever seen! The interpretations are also in English which is great. There are also gold and silver rooms and a room with beautiful jewellery made from sea shells. It is well worth the 20soles admission,

Thank Eire_sa_turas
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