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“Not amazing”

Pre-Columbian Art Museum
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US$130.40*
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Pre-Columbian Art Museum Tour with Dinner
Ranked #24 of 175 things to do in Cusco
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Museum firstly had friendly staff that were nice and helpful. Upon entering the museum, there is a suggested route to follow.
It was pretty empty when I visited (at 1.30pm - they don't close for siesta), but note that it is a 20 Soles entrance fee, which is, in my opinion, pretty steep.
I found myself a little disappointed with the presentation as it didn't delve more into the history behind the items.
The pieces were undeniably beautiful and if you don't mind paying, it makes for a nice place to spend about an hour or slightly more time.
The museum stores (they have 3) specialise in different things and are nice to check out too.

Thank Melissa L
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum.  It's professionly laid out and you can take pictures.  There is also commentary in English and some of the pieces are beautiful - definitely worth visiting! 

Thank eatydrinky
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Interesting display in the beginning of 1350 BC artifacts slips into semi interesting more nearly modern stuff. The building is very impressive in itself, but unless you are an artist interested in ancient art, and not much of it, it is not worth the fee to get in. Browse a guide book instead and sit in the square outside the museum.

Thank Rowland45
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

For all the many civilizations that were in Peru this is just a very small sampling. The pieces are nicely displayed as art. I would have preferred to see them as cultural objects that belonged to a belief or ritual. I thought there could have been a greater anthropological explanation to give the objects a greater cultural point of view.

Thank Henry W
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Had a quick walk through while waiting for our RSVP of the MAP. It had some good Inca artifacts. You can see some silver and gold pieces as well as head pieces, nose decorations, etc. Not a whole lot of pieces, but go if you're close by and especially if you're going to have a meal at the MAP, which was delicious.

Thank Kim H
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