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Museums in Cusco
The Museo Inka (Incan Museum), also known as the Archaeological Museum of Cusco,
contains artifacts that trace Peruvian history from pre-Inca civilizations and
Inca culture to the impact of the Conquest and colonial times on these native
cultures. The museum's exhibits include ceramics, textiles, vases, jewelry,
architectural models, and an interesting collection (reputed to be the world's
largest) of Inca drinking glasses (qeros) carved out of wood, many meticulously
painted. In the courtyard is a studio of women weaving traditional textiles.
The Museum is open daily - from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 17:00 hrs
Saturdays and Holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 17:00 hrs.
Address: corner Ataúd y Córdova del Tucumán s/n.
Pone number: 84- 23-7380
Santa Catalina Museum
Exhibition of murals and paintings from the colonial era. The paintings of the
Cusco School with religious themes. Baroque side chapel and the main altar of
carved cedar. Exhibitions of paintings, textiles, wood carvings and colonial
retablos. The best among them are the paintings of Diego Quispe Tito and carpet
gallery of the Arcades, and religious ornaments with gold and silver threads.
The Museum is open daily -from 9 am to 5:30 pm Saturday and Thursday
Address: Santa Catalina Angosta Nº 190
Museum of the Convent of La Merced
Just a block from the Plaza de Armas, this religious museum works on the first
floor of the main cloister. The valuable collection of paintings from the Cusco
School adorning its walls, representing the saints associated with the Order of
Mercy and the redemption of Christians held captive by the Moors. Some of these
works are attributed to the masters of Cuzco Basilio Santa Cruz and Ignacio
Chacon. Stresses the series on the life of San Pedro Nolasco.
The Museum is open daily -from Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
and from 14:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs. The visit takes about 35 minutes and includes
Address: Plazoleta Espinar, Calle Mantas 121.
Phone number: 084- 23-1821
Museum of the Palacio Arzobispal
Exhibition of religious art from the colonial era, located in the Archbishop's
Palace, a beautiful colonial building, which highlights its front and balconies.
Built on the royal palace of Inca Roca Sinchi. In one of its megalithic walls,
on the side on the street Hatunrumiyoc, is the famous Stone of 12 angles, block
cut and carved stone which has 12 vertices and is assembled perfectly, can not
get a sheet razor between their joints.
The Museum is open daily - from 8 am to 6 pm Monday-Saturday and Sunday 10 am to
Address: (Located on Calle Hatunrumiyoc s / n)
Phone number: (084) 22-2781
Museum of Qoricancha
Exhibition of the collection of Inca archaeological pieces found in excavations
at the "Temple of Koricancha" (Temple of Koricancha)
The Museum is open daily - from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 13:00 hrs.and
from 14:30 to 17:00 hrs.
Address: Located next to the Church of Santo Domingo - Avenida El Sol
Phone number: 084 – 222071
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
It has three showrooms in the city hall, one in the Chapel of San Bernardo and
Crafts Exhibition room in the main courtyard of City Hall.
Permanently exhibited works from his collection and held annually over 50 solo
and group exhibitions of local and foreign renowned artists such as: Meetings
and Events National and International Meetings of American Artists and others.
The Museum is open daily -of the week Monday to Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 6:30
Address: City Hall square Cusipata – Cusco
Phone number: 084 - 240043
Museo Histórico Regional del INC
Founded in 1984, occupies the house of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, exhibition of
paintings from the Cusco School. The Inca Garcilaso (1539-1616) was the son of
the Spanish conquistador Sebastián Garcilaso de la Vega and an Incan princess
royal, the Palla Chimpu Ocllo Elizabeth, and lived his childhood in this house.
Reliquary of colonial art, beautifully restored National Monument.
The Museum is open daily- from - 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday
Address: (Located on Calle Garcilaso en heladeros)
Phone number: 084 - 223245
Museo de la Catedral
Exhibition of liturgical and religious objects.
The Museum is open daily- from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 11:30 / 14:00
to 17:30 Sundays from 14:00 to 17:30
Address: Square s / n – Cusco
Phone number: 084 - 222781
Museo de Ciencias Naturales
Presents geological and paleontological samples of Cusco and surroundings as
well as representative specimens of the region's biological diversity. The
museum is arranged in two large rooms and has specialized guide a biologist. A
detailed visit takes half an hour and allows the visitor to appreciate the
beautiful colonial cloister of the university. Its operation depends entirely on
the Universidad San Antonio Abad.
The Museum is open daily – from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to
Address: University Auditorium (Plaza de Armas)
Museo de Arte Precolombino
Exhibition Hall of gold and precious metalwork, bone and shell jewelry, thematic
showrooms of a variety of cultures, including the formative period, Nazca,
Mochica, Huari, Chimu and Inca culture Chancay. Special room of wooden
sculptures. Colonial painting room.
The Museum is open daily – From 9 AM to 10 PM, every day.
Address: Location Plaza of the Nazarene