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Museo Hist贸rico Regional - Museum Cusco - Peru

Formerly the residence of one of Peru鈥檚 most famous writers and Inca historians, Garcilaso de la Vega, the Museo Hist贸rico Regional now offers an excellent review of Peruvian history, from pre-Inca civilizations to the Inca and colonial periods. Though the museum is not particularly well labeled, it does have interesting displays of Inca agricultural tools, colonial furniture and paintings, including a mummy with braids 1.5m long and photos of the damage incurred after the 1951 earthquake. In terms of Cusco attractions, this is an excellent place to start, as it provides a thorough archeological overview of the Chav铆n, Moche, Chim煤, and Chancay cultures, in addition to exhibits that trace the evolution of the Cusque帽a School of Painting. Whether you鈥檙e an avid historian, or just want to learn more about Peruvian culture, plan to spend a couple of hours exploring the exhibits.


Plaza Regocijo (corner of Garcilaso and Heladeros)

Cusco, Peru

Museum, Historical Building

Price Description:

Included in the Boleto Turistico

Open Hours from:8 a.m.

Open Hours to:5 p.m.

Days Closed:Sunday

Travel Skills: None

Contact Information:
Phone: 223-245

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

23 Mar 2012

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