A city, so visited as Cusco, museums could not lack. These, designed to show various aspects of culture Pre-Inca, Inca, colonial and republican, are distributed throughout the city. Venture to know, after visiting them not fail to thank us. Here we detail how to get to the 9 museums are there in the city of Cusco.
The Inca museum was installed in the Admiral's House, an important monument of colonial architecture. The museum keeps the main archaeological collection in Peru that reflects the Inca culture and other cultures of the region of Cusco.
Pre-Columbian Art Museum
The Pre-Columbian Art Museum is located in “La Casa Cabrera”, which was remodeled to house the first and only Peruvian museum, dedicated to highlighting the art of the ancient cultures of Peru, the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art (MAP).
Museum Santa Catalina Monastery
The Santa Catalina Museum was built on the “Acllawawsi”, to the west of the main square of Cusco; this museum is inside the Convent of Santa Catalina and houses works of art with religious themes. The site that currently occupies this museum was called “House of the Chosen” in the Inca times.
Casa Concha Museum
The Machu Picchu Museum was opened in one of the best-known mansions of Cusco, “La Casa Concha”. In this museum, the pieces returned to Machu Picchu are exhibited by Yale University. This beautiful place is notable for its picturesque balconies and preserved architecture.
Religious Art Museum
It is a colonial construction inspired by the Arabs, built upon the foundations of what originally was the Palace of Inca Roca. It has a stone perimeter wall and inside is a great Renaissance courtyard with stone arches and tiles on the walls.
Regional Historical Museum
The museum is also known as "Casa Garcilaso," because in this house the Cusqueñe writer Garcilaso de la Vega was born and lived until age 20. The museum contains a collection of the rich and varied cultural heritage: a courtyard, a gallery of arches, stone balconies on the east and wood crackled in the rest.
Qorikancha Site Museum
In the courtyard of Qorikancha there is a museum that explains the functions that this Inca temple fulfills. It exhibits fragments and pottery of the Inca period as well as samples of metallurgy, textiles, painting, sculpture, musical instruments, sculpture, etc.
Contemporary Art Museum
Here on display are paintings, ceramics, sculptures and other works of art belonging to renowned national or foreign artists of Cusco- contemporary art of the XXth and XXIst century, that are constantly renewed.
Popular Art Museum
The Museum of Popular Art exhibits in his rooms the best crafts in dolls, masks, children and idols. It shows old photographs of Cusco that are important historical records of events (cultural events, photographs of houses, streets and temples).