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Museo de Arte Religioso - Museum Cusco - Peru

For art aficionados and architecture fiends alike, the Museo de Arte Religioso is one of the most interesting addresses in the city. Like many other attractions in Cusco, the museum sports a rich cultural history that
manifests itself in both the architecture outside and artwork inside. The museum itself is located inside the Palacio Arzobispal, which sits adjacent to Hatunrumiyoc, a magnificent pedestrian alleyway lined with Inca stone masonry. The name Hatun Rumiyoc means "Street with the Big Stone," which is a reference to the massive 12-sided stone situated perfectly in the center of the wall. Originally the site of Inca Roca palace, the building has also served as the residence of the former Spanish marquis, and the Archbishop of Cusco.

Today the building houses a collection of colonial religious paintings. In addition to the artwork, you're sure to admire the Moorish-style doors, ornately carved cedar ceilings and spectacular stained-glass windows. For a breath of fresh air, step out into the courtyard, adorned with blue and white tiles from Seville.


Corner of Hatun Rumiyoc and Palacio

Cusco, Peru

Museum, Historical Building

Price Description:

Entry with the Cusco Religious Ticket or $5.56.

Open Hours from:8 a.m.

Open Hours to:6 p.m.

Days Closed:Sunday

Contact Information:
Phone: 225-211

Here are other activities in and around Cusco that may be of interest: The Stone Puma, Qoricancha Templo del Sol and Santo Domingo, Museo de Sitio Qoricancha, Raqchi, Iglesia San Blas, Museo Histórico Regional, Cusco Cathedral and Museo de Arte y Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

23 Mar 2012

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