Historical and cultural treasures are exhibited in this old colonial mansion in Cusco, revealing the greatness of the Inca Empire.
It is one of the most remarkable colonial mansions of Cusco. Built in the early seventeenth century, with Inca stones, by the lieutenant corregidor Francisco Aldrete Maldonado, called the Admiral this inhabited it until his death in 1643. It was rebuilt by Pedro Peralta de los Rios after the earthquake of 1650 and was again restored by the San Antonio Abad University of Cusco after the earthquake of 1950. Nowadays it shows the coat of arms of its reconstructors, who added the attractive plateresque façade that it has today, as well as its great patio of arches and the coffered halls.
It has a vast collection of keros (carved wooden ceremonial vessels), textiles, mummies, and solid gold and silver idols, as well as Inca weapons, tools and ceramics. Its architecture shows the magnificence of the colony, such as the exterior balcony whose central column is in the shape of a caryatid. It belongs to the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco and has an enviable collection of archaeological pieces of the Inca culture.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 18:00 hrs.
Saturdays and holidays: 09:00 to 16:00 hrs.
Fees: Adults S/ 10.00