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"Private Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum
Qorikancha and Sa""Private Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum Qorikancha and San Pedro Market""We will visit the Inca Museum home of thousands of years of Andean culture. Here we will become more familiar with the origins and beginnings of Andean civilizations.Continuing with the tour we will move onto the temple of QoriKancha the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo that was and still remains the pinnacle of organization
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Cusco ChocoMuseo: From Bean to Bar Chocolate Workshop
"Learn how to make your very own chocolate during this interactive tour of the museum and the chocolate workshop. A professional guidewill explain to you how to make chocolate from the bean to the bar. Understand the history behind the famous cocoa beans you will learn the different steps of the chocolate making process and participate to 4 of them: roasting the cocoa beans removing cocoa husk grinding the cocoa nibs on a metate with a mano and refining the cocoa paste in a melangeur.Finally you will prepare and savor delicious hot chocolates as well as creating your own chocolates with your choice of ingredients. You will be able to leave with all of your handmade chocolates unless of course
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Machu Picchu Full Day Tour by Train
"At 3:55am in the morning you will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Cusco and driven to the train station at Ollantaytambo. Here you will catch the train that will take you to Machu Picchu. You will take the train at 6:40am to Aguas Calientes arriving around 8am. Your guide will meet you at the train station in Aguas Calientes to take you to the bus up to Machu Picchu. The bus ride is about 30 minutes. You should arrive at Machu Picchu around 8:45am and enter the site.During a guided your bilingual guide will explain all about the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu and visit all the major sites within the lost city. The guided tour will take around 2:30-3 hours. You can climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu (tickets need to be purcha which is a 1.5 to 2 hours round trip hike. The entrance time is 10am to 11am so if you choose to take this tour your guided tour will be faster in order to finish in time to enter Huayna Picchu.After the Machu Picchu guided tour
From $410.00

Museo Inca - Inca Museum Tips (10)

Museo Inka

Museum of Inca relics. The Museum is fairly small but interesting and inexpensive. Its set in a colonial era university building and tells the story of the Inka capital of Cusco and how Machu Pichu was built.

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Jim_Eliason
Jun 04, 2016

The Inca Museum

The Inca Museum has s a wonderful collection of Inca and pre-Inca artifacts. The pre-Inca room had pottery and/or weavings from a number of early cultures, including Moche, Nazca, Chavin and Wari. The Chimo black pottery (1200-1100 B.C.) was the oldest I saw.

The Inca rooms included textiles, pottery, silver figurines, musical instruments, and even mummies. They also had some nice dioramas of daily life, a model of a circular terrace (moray) and a rope and mat bridge strung between walls.

The building that houses the museum was once the palace of Admiral Francisco Aldrete Maldonado.

Photos are not allowed inside the museum.

Open 9-6 on weekdays; 9-4 on Saturday. Admission is 10 soles, and must be paid in Peruvian currency.

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JessieLang
Dec 29, 2010

MUSEO INCA

If you are interested in Inca culture and its developement this is your place. Probably one of the best museums in the city.

Timetable: Monday to Friday 8:00-18:00
Saturdays 9:00-16:00

Price 2007: 10 soles (3€).

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RudoElCojonudo
Feb 04, 2008

Name That Civilization

The Inka Museum off the main square of Cusco contains an excellent range of pre-historic Peruvian artifacts divided into different rooms based on region and time period. While some displays were a bit basic, comprised of cardboard cut-outs and hand-written descriptions, all were sufficient to display the ceramics, textiles, and artwork created by the hundreds of civilizations which have occupied Peru over the course of thousands of years.

Admission to the museum was only $3 and a group of enthusiastic guides waited in the courtyard for tourists. The guides offer their services in exchange for a tip and walk visitors through the displays, describing the artifacts in detail to visitors. Our guide was a local and grew up in the area, teaching himself English in order to study tourism and become a professional guide. He was practicing his English language skills by leading tourists around the museum and proved to be very knowledgeable.

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Dec 17, 2007
 
 
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Inca museum

It is the largest of its kind in Peru and hosts a few mummies that are quite intact in a sitting position. There is also a few skulls to see with holes in them, and elongated heads for the nobles, which's heads were bound at birth to stay elongated. The inner courtyard hosts a few weavers at work and there is quite a few pottery pieces that are assessed at 1000+ years old! Worth a visit to learn about the Inca era, and a better understanding of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

It will cost you 10 Soles to get in (the Boleto Turistico is not valid for this museum) and the pictures inside the museum are forbidden.

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bicycle_girl
Oct 31, 2006

Museo Inca

This fasincating museum contains artifacts designed to trace Peruvian history from pre-Inca civilizations and Inca culture, including the Conquest and colonial times and their impact on the native cultures.

The colelction includes: cramics, textiles, jewelry, mummies, architectural models, and an huge collectionof Inca drinking vesselscarved out of wood.

The museum is a great place to start your tour of the City, as it provdes such a complete overview of Incan culture.

The museum building itself is a beautiful old colonial palace worth seeing for the architecture alone.

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kucha
Jun 08, 2006

Museo Inca

If you head up the steps to the left of the cathedral from the Playa des Armas you'll find this museum in a lovely old colonial building. There are some beautiful vases and pieces of jewellery which made me really appreciate the art of these people I'd been hearing about throughout my travels in Peru.

The main attraction for most visitors is the display of real mummies, and it is a display - they are set out in a rather bizarre scene, with a mummified dog for company!

We also enjoyed meeting the local crafts people who use the central courtyard as both workshop and market-place. It's a good spot to shop for textiles.

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toonsarah
Jun 03, 2006

The Inca Museum

The Inca Museum (Museo Inka) is the first of Cusco's superb collection of museums that I visited. The museum is located in El Palacio del Almirante, a grand colonial building. It has an excellent collection of mummies, ceramics, metalwork and textiles. Although by its name you might be mislead in thinking that this museum is solely devoted to the Incas but it is not. Artifacts by pre-Inca civilizations are also represented. In fact the museum traces the history of Pre-Columbian civilizations until the arrival of the Spanish. There are many well presented dioramas of Pre-Columbian life. I found the museum very useful if you want to know more about Incas before setting out to the various ruins in the region.
As I have stated the museum is located in the El Palacio del Almirante or Admiral's Mansion. The building has a beautiful courtyard where souveniors are sold. The entrance into the building is through a plateresque portal that is highly regarded for artistic reasons.
The museum is open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday. On Saturday it closes at 4pm and on Sunday it is closed. It costs $1.50 to enter the museum.

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Museo Inka

This was one of the larger museums I visited in Cusco. There are many Inca artifacts, ceramics,textiles,jewelry and large Inca drinking vessels carved out of wood. It is housed in the Admiral's Palace. The price of admission is 5 soles and it is not one of the included museums on the tourist ticket. You are not allowed to take pictures here, and I found this true of all the museums I visited in Cusco.

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chrissyalex
Jul 11, 2003

Museo Inca

I then entered the Museo Inca where I learned a bit more of the history of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Although it had a small width, the Inca empire at it's peak covered an area as far north as Southern Colombia and as far south as Northern Chile. Check out the picture to see how the area covered by the Incas in South America compares to the same area in Europe.

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darthmilmo
Dec 15, 2002

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