Museo de Arte Precolombino (MAP)


Plaza de la Nazarenas 231
Casa Cabrera, Plaza de las Nazarenas s/n
Cusco, Peru


+51 84 23 3210


One of Cusco's best coordinated museums, the MAP presents a modern take on Peruvian culture and artifacts. Located in the Casa Cabrera, a beautifully preserved building that synthesizes Incan stonework with a republican patio, the museum features ceramics, wood carvings and metallic works of Peru's pre-Colombian cultures. The MAP presents early pre-Colombian artifacts not simply as ethnographic objects, but as the beginnings of artistic creativity. Explanations on how early cultures influenced the evolution of art are evocative and quotes by renown artists help to support the idea that primitive art was not inept or coarse. Open Monday through Sunday from 9am until 10pm, general entry is s/20 and students pay half price.


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