Incan Museum in Cuzco
The Incan Museum (Museo Inka) in Cuzco serves as an ancestral reminder to all Peruvians that they are the descendants of an ingenious civilization. Also called the Archeological Museum, the Incan Museum actually features items that even date back to a time before the Incas. It also chronicles the Incan Empire through the Spanish invasion of Peru.
As it was once the mansion of famous Admiral Francisco Aldrete Maldonado, the ornate structure of the building is designed in a decadent way that speaks to the importance of the owner. Upon arrival, visitors can observe ancient ceramics, wood carvings, textiles, unique drinking cups, and a fantastic collection of real Incan mummies! The museum also features a courtyard with women weaving time-honored fabrics.
The museum will fill you in on all of the important historical events of Cuzco as well as the cultural significance that the Incas still hold in Peruvian society. The Incan Museum is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. As the exhibits are extremely detailed, it may take a couple hours to see everything, so be sure to carve out a substantial portion of your day. You will not be disappointed!