Museums in Cusco

Museum of Pre-Columbian Art

Gold and precious metal crafts, bone jewelry and shells, themed exhibition halls of various cultures, including the formative epoch, Nazca, Mochica, Huari, Chimú, Chancay, and Inca culture. A particular room is made of wooden sculptures—a colonial painting room.

Regional History Museum

(Located at Calle Garcilaso in Heladeros) – Check-in time – 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday.
Founded in 1984, it occupies the House of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, an exhibition of pictorial works of the Cusqueña School. Inca Garcilaso (1539-1616) was the Spanish conqueror Sebastián Garcilaso de la Vega and a royal Inca princess, Palla Isabel Chimpu Ocllo, who lived his childhood in this house. Reliquary of colonial art, beautifully restored and declared National Monument.

Museum of Religious Art

(Located at Hatunrumiyoc Street s / n) – Check-in – 8 am to 6 pm Monday-Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.
Exhibition of religious works of art from the colonial period: Located in the Archbishop’s Palace, a beautiful colonial building with its front and balconies built on the Inca Sinchi Roca royal palace; on one of the megalithic ramparts, on the side of Hatun Rumiyoc Street, is the famous 12-angle stone, cut and carved stone block with 12 vertices and perfectly assembled, and a sheet of a knife between its joints.

Archaeological Museum of the National University San Antonio Abad

Exhibition of archaeological pieces of the Inca Culture and objects and furniture of the colonial era

The house of the Admiral construction in the seventeenth century, which belonged to Admiral Francisco Aldrete Maldonado, is an old colonial house with a stone facade with nobiliary shields and gorgeous coffered ceilings.

Coricancha Site Museum

Located next to the Church of Santo Domingo – Avenida El Sol. Opening hours – 9 am to 5:30 pm Monday-Saturday, and 8 am to 1 pm Sunday.
Exhibition of the collection of Inca archaeological pieces found in the excavations of the “Temple of Koricancha.”

Museum of the Convent of Santa Catalina

Located in Calle Arequipa s / n – Opening hours – 9 am to 5:30 pm Saturday-Thursday.
The exhibition of mural paintings and canvases from the colonial period emphasizes the School Cusqueña with religious subjects. Baroque side chapel and the main altar of carved cedarwood. Collections of artwork, textiles, wood carvings, and colonial altarpieces. The pieces that stand out are the paintings of Diego Quispe Tito and the carpet of the gallery of the Arcades, and religious ornaments with threads of gold and silver.

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