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Museums in Cusco

Incan Museum
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 guides
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 6 pm.
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 P.M.
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 18:00.
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

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