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Museums in Cusco

 

Pre-Columbian Art Museum
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.

Museo Histórico Regional (Regional Historical Museum)
Located in Calle Garcilaso at Heladeros) - Entrance fee - 8 am to 5 pm Mon-Sat.
Founded in 1984, occupies the House of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, exhibition of pictorial works of the Escuela Cusqueña, collection of pre-ceramic period, ceramic period and Inca culture, weavings and pre-Hispanic jewels, also colonial furniture. The Inca Garcilaso (1539-1616) was son of the Spanish conqueror Sebastián Garcilaso de la Vega and a royal Inca princess, the Palla Isabel Chimpu Ocllo and lived his childhood in this house, reliquary of the colonial art, beautifully restored and declared National Monument.

Museo de Arte Religioso (Museum of Religious Art)
Located in Calle Hatunrumiyoc s/n) - Entrance fee - 8 am to 6 pm Mon-Sat and 10 am to 6 pm Sun.
Exhibition of religious art works of the colonial time and paintings; located in the Palacio Arzobispal, beautiful colonial mansion, in which highlights its front and balconies. Built on the real palace of the Inca Sinchi Roca. In one of its megalithic walls, in the lateral part, on the street Hatunrumiyoc, is located the famous 12-sided stone, cut and carved stone block that has 12 vertexes and it is assembled in perfect form, not being able to enter a knife leaf among its junctures.

Museo Arqueológico de la Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad (Archaeological Museum of the National University San Antonio de Abad)
Exhibition of archaeological pieces of the
Inca culture, and objects and furniture of the colonial time. Located in the "Casa del Almirante"(House of the Admiral) construction of the XVII century that belonged to Admiral Francisco Aldrete Maldonado, old colonial house with stone facade that shows the coat-of-arms, with precious covered decorations.

"Museo de Sitio del Koricancha" (Archaeological Museum of the Koricancha)
Located next to the Church of Santo Domingo - El Sol Avenue. Entrance fee - 9 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Sat and 8 am to 1 pm Sun.
Exhibition of the collection of archaeological Inca and pre-Inca pieces found in the excavations carried out in the "Templo de Koricancha" (Temple of Koricancha)

Museo del Convento de Santa Catalina (Museum of Santa Catalina's Convent)
Located in Arequipa St. s/n - Entrance fee - 9 am to 5:30 pm Sat-Thu.
Exhibition of painting murals and canvases of the colonial time. Outstanding the paintings of the
Escuela Cusqueña with religious themes. Baroque side chapel and main altar of carved cedar.
 



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