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Museo de arte pre colombino - Casa Cabrera  

Around the year 1,450, the beautiful large house of the Museo de arte pre colmbino was a Ceremonial Square of the Inca culture, the square it is well-known today like Square of the Nazarenas. It was house of the conquering Alonso Díaz in 1,580, it becomes property of the Count Luis Jerónimo de Cabrera y Serna in 1,650 and it has been completely restored to be the Museo de Arte Precolombino from June of the 2003.

This extraordinary historical monument of the city the Cusco harbors the first and only Peruvian museum directed to shine the art of the old cultures of the Peru. The spectacular illumination shines the beauty of the painting and sculpture of the Peruvian prehistory through eleven rooms, rescuing the work of those anonymous artists whose work is even synonymous of pride and admiration.

Las obras de arte que presenta el Museo de Arte Precolombino abarcan desde los años 1,250 a.c  hasta 1,532 d.c y fueron seleccionadas de un universo de 45,000 objetos pertenecientes al Museo Arqueológico de Larco en Lima.

 

Inca Museum  

This located in the Casa del Almirante, to a side of the Plazoleta de San Borja when the Cuesta del Almirante finishes. The facade in stone shows the nobiliary shields of its original proprietors: the admiral's family Francisco Aldrete Maldonado. It is at the moment headquarters of the Inca Museum.

The collections of the Inca museum refer especially to the Incan period and their cultural development influenced by other cultures previous of the coast and of the amazon jungle. Incas took and they received many cultural loans, it is for it that the rooms of the Inca museum are thematic, referring to different moments of the Inca history.

Besides  the hunters of vicuñas of the puna (7,000 a.c) with material of Chichillapi (Puno), Ceramic Chavin, Chancay and Nazca (800 d.c) of the central coast, Mochica (100 d.c) farmers and the region desert of the north coast, textile Development of Paracas and finally models of the Incan cultural development that go from the origins of the empire, the geographical areas of the old Peru , ceramic, architecture and Inca urbanism, as well as the artistic ornaments in diverse cultural manifestations.

 

Museum of Natural History  

Located in the University Auditorium (Paraninfo Universitario), in the main Square; this museum has a resulting patrimony of an arduous work of professors and students dedicated to increase the different collections that they are representative examples of the flora and fauna of the region, also existing samples corresponding to the national spectrum; the museum has geologic collections, with samples of minerals, rocks and glasses of diverse nature; a paleontological section with samples of fossils, highlighting the collection of fossil vertebrates of the Cusco, among the most important the megaterium is, the gliptodonte, a mastodon, the American horse and a without number of spineless fossils as well as a small collection of vegetable fossils.

The section dedicated to the fauna consists of samples taxidermized and flasks of conservation of embryos of different animals, including a collection of human embryonic development.  

The section dedicated to the flora includes representative samples of the region like for example a collection of microscopic mushrooms and another of traditional medicinal plants.

The museum has a diorams room that are of the different geographic location like the coast, mountain and forest, where it is exhibited the differences of ecosystems of different regions of the Peru, with its more representative species.

Built on the architectural vestiges of the old Aclla Wasi or la casa de las Virgenes del Sol (the house of the virgins of the sun) Santa Catalina's convent, was founded at the beginning of the XVII century.   

In 1,975 the convent inaugurated this valuable museum that has a splendid collection of canvases of the School Cusqueña and painting mural.

An impressive series of squares stands out about the life of Santa Rosa de Lima, as well as the Virgin of Nativity with San José and San Juan, the Virgin's Asunción, San Rafael Archangel and las postrimerías.   

The museum possesses works of Marcos Riverside, Francisco Padilla and Diego Quispe Tito, among others. Without a doubt, Santa Catalina has one of the rooms more beautiful capitulars rooms of the Peru, entirely decorated with painting mural and she offers guided visits. A walk detailed by the museum takes 30 minutes. In the exit delicious marzapanes and prepared creams by the closing nuns can be acquired.

 

Museo Histórico regional del Cusco Museo Histórico regional del Cusco   

House of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in Cusco. We can appreciate Ceramic of pre-Inca cultures of Cusco. Ceramic of Pre-Inca cultures of  Peru. Ceramic, textilería, Inca architecture. Colonial paintings. Chapels had taken a bath in bread of gold. Balconies cusqueños (furniture). Colonial and republican currencies. Agriculture tools, music and Inca textilery. It shows an important collection of paintings of the School Cusqueña. San Ignacio Bishop, Santa Marta and San Sebastian highlight. There are also wooden sculptural reliefs belonging to Bernardo Bitti, as well as works of Pablo Chilli Obstructs, Antonio Vilca, Gerónimo Gutiérrez, and Diego Quispe Tito.

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