Machu Picchu Museum - History of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Museum

Museo de Sitio Manuel Chávez Ballón


It is located at about the 112 Km of the railroad. 1.7 Km from Machu Picchu town on the way to Machu Picchu citadel.


Manuel Chávez Ballón site museum was designed in the early 60s in a building that was donated by Anita Fernandini de Naranjo with the specific purpose of being used as a museum, which continues like that up to now. Its purpose is to show and transfer cultural aspects of Machu Picchu National Archeological Park by researching and getting the cultural themes and materials in context.

In a modern and dynamic exposition, the reopening of Machu Picchu site museum is the most important way of communication and information of culture in the Historical Sanctuary of Peru.

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The museum shows a detailed metallurgical experience in the Inca city, the spectacular samples of skills at stone cutting as well as significant objects made of other materials


From Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 16:00.

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