Pre-Columbian Art Museum
Nazarenas Square 231
Formerly this house was built to be a school named "Amaru tasting" or "House of Knowledge", the school of the Incas. It was built in a time without memory. In 1550 the Spanish conquerors, working to superimpose its culture on the foundation bowed, made it the home of religious retreat and later in the Monastery of Santa Clara. In the seventeenth century acquired Luis Jeronimo Cabrera, whose name stayed attached to the building today.
This historic building was purchased in 1981 by the Continental Bank. Revived and packaged in its 2000 square meters by the Foundation, Cabrera House became the Pre-Columbian Art Museum of Cusco is the first and only museum dedicated to highlight the Peruvian art of the ancient cultures of Peru. The museum displays in an orderly and progressive: a Board of Wood, Nazca, Mochica, Huari, Chimu, Inca, Colonial, Gold Room and Silver Room.
The 403 works of art spanning from 1250 B.C. to 1532 A.D. and were selected from a universe of 45,000 objects belonging to the Archaeological Museum Rafael Larco Herrera in Lima. The museology and lighting are spectacular as highlight the beauty of painting and sculpture in the 11 Peruvian prehistory museum rooms.
Hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00 to 22:00 hrs of. Cost: General admission S / 20.00 Students S / 10.00
Cost of revenue: Included in the Cusco Tourist Ticket.
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