Museo de Arte Precolombino, Cusco
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Formerly it was the 'Amaru Cata' or 'House of Knowledge', the school of the Incas, built almost two centuries ago. In 1550 the Spanish conquerors, capable of superimposing their culture and religion on the foundations of others, turned it into a house of religious retreat and later in the Monastery of Santa Clara. In the seventeenth century, Luis Jerónimo Cabrera acquired it, whose last name remained in the building until today.
This historic monument was acquired in 1981 by the Continental Bank. Revived and conditioned in its 2000 square meters by the BBVA Foundation, Casa Cabrera became the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art of Cusco, the first and only Peruvian museum dedicated to highlighting the art of the country's ancient cultures.
The museum exhibits in an orderly and evolutionary way: a Hall of Wood, a Nazca, a Mochica, a Huari, a Chimú, an Inca, a Virreinal and also the Gold Room and the Silver Room. Cusco pre-Columbian art museum
The 403 works of art span from 1250 B.C. until 1532 A.D. and they were selected from a universe of 45,000 objects belonging to the Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum in Lima. The museography and lighting are spectacular because they highlight the beauty of the painting, sculpture and ceramics of Peruvian prehistory in the 11 rooms that the museum has.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9: 00-22: 00 hrs.
Costs: General admission S / 20.00 - Students S / 10.00