am. to 10 pm., every
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Temporary exhibitions, restaurant,
jeweler's shop, bookshop, souvenirs shop,
Hall of gold and precious metal crafts,
jewellery in bone and shell, thematic showrooms of
a variety of cultures including the Formative
epoch, Nazca, Mochica, Huari, Chimú, Chancay, and
Inca culture. Special hall of wooden sculptures.
Colonial painting hall.
S/. 15.00 (adults) - US $ 5.00
7.50 (students) - US $ 2.50 (aprox.)
The Museo de Arte Precolombino (Pre-Columbian Art
Museum) was an Inca ceremonial court around 1450
In 1580 became into the mansion of the
conqueror Alonso Díaz and in 1850 of the Earl of Cabrera
It was restored to be the Pre-Columbian Art Museum
since June 2003.
This extraordinary Cusco historic monument, holds the
only museum in Peru dedicated to rebound the arts of
ancient Peruvian cultures.
The collection of 450 master pieces date from 1250 BC
to1532 AD. They were selected among 45,000 objects
located at the storages of the
Larco in Lima, by
curators Mr. Fernando de Szyszlo, famous Peruvian
painter, and Mrs. Cecilia Bákula, prestigious Peruvian
The exhibition uses texts in Spanish, English and
French to emphasize the artistic context of the
collection displayed in 11 showrooms inside the
Its galleries were designed to meet the highest
standards of modern museography enabling the visitors to
admire Pre-Columbian art in its best
The Cabrera Colonial Large
In the small Nazarenas Square,
the Casa Cabrera is located in one of the most places in
the Historical Center of Cusco City.
The building synthesizes the urban architecture of
the imperial city begging with segments of an Inca wall
still preserved in its structure, up to the republican
balconies overlooking the patio.
The house was know as the Santa Clara Convent
until the XVII Century, when it was bought by Jerónimo
Luis de Cabrera y la Cerda, whose heraldic coat of arms
can still be seen today in the front of the house.
The Pre-Columbian Art Museum is
the first Peruvian museum that presents visitors with
the aesthetic aspects of the exhibited objects that
belong to ancient Peruvian cultures.
This is a space
conceived for the appreciation, delight and
approximation to the artistic wealth of the creations
left to us by ancient men, who since immemorial times
established a path for Peruvians artists to follow
throughout all generations, a place from which
contemporary generations can learn and feel motivated
The work exhibited in this museum summarizes the
feeling and artistic sensibilities of the men of
The Museum intends to rescue the unique work of those
anonymous artist whose creations are still a reason for
pride and admiration.
We give them our eternal homage.
"The day when collections that
come from remote lands all over the world, abandon their
ethnographic museums to occupy their deserved place in
art museums, it's no far away."
(Anthropologist - France