Housed in one of Cusco's finest colonial mansions, the 17th-century Palace of the Admiral, this museum is a superb introduction to the Inca culture. Through ceramics, textiles, mummies, jewelry, and reportedly the world's largest collection of wooden drinking vessels (qeros), the exhibits walk visitors through Incan history from pre-Inca civilizations to post-conquest life. Also on display are temporary exhibitions of ceramics, musical instruments, carved mate gourds, and textiles—female weavers can often be seen in the courtyard. Because admission is not included in the boleto turístico, this institution is often overlooked. Allow up to 2 hr. for a complete walk-through.
Cuesta del Almirante 103
Our Rating Neighborhood corner of Ataúd and Tucumán Hours Mon–Fri 8am–6pm, Sat 9am–4pm Phone 084/224-051 Prices Admission not included in boleto turístico; S/10 adults, S/5 students Web site Museo Inka
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