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Machu Picchu Museum of theConcha House in Cusco

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Machu Picchu Museum of the Concha House, one of the most valuable of the city of Cusco, is of colonial baroque style architecture that was built on the Inca construction.

It is a large house with two levels, where the paintings on the walls and the spaces that present different handicrafts and the Andean way of life of the inhabitants of Machu Picchu stand out.

History of the Concha House Museum of Cusco

In Inca times it was known as the Puka Marka, which functioned as the palace of Tupac Inca Yupanqui and over this space was built the Concha House belonging to José Santiago Concha y Salvatierra.

This house was damaged twice by earthquakes in 1650 and 1950, during the twentieth century this space served as army barracks, then was in charge of the police to then be delivered by the government of Valentin Paniagua to the National University of San Antonio Abad del Cusco.

What to see and do in the Machu Picchu Concha House museum?

The Museum displays an unmissable collection, because it has 366 pieces returned by Yale University in 2010, which includes a whole store of fragments of excavations for domestic and foreign research purposes.

They have four courtyards, with walls full of mural paintings representing the Christian religion, the doors have doors and doors with doors, and there are rooms with paintings with floral motifs.

In the internal part of the house, there is impressive evidence of the Inca culture and colonial times. Where you will find different parts that will make your visit enjoyable as:

  • Room to watch audiovisual production about Machu Picchu.
  • Room that presents the excavations that were carried out in the house, with the findings, documentation, sketches and presidential letter about Machu Picchu.
  • Documentary room with photographs of Machu Picchu from Bingan's expeditions.
  • The Machu Pichu Model Model Room, where the main sectors of the sanctuary can be seen, is very special because of its details.
  • Ritual room, where you can observe ceremonial elements, compounds for clothing, aríbalos for the transfer of the traditional Inca drink, textile materials, the quipu as and Inca clothing.
  • Findings from the Concha House that show the duality of the feminine and masculine.
  • A space that presents objects with designs detailing the daily life of the Incas.
  • Metal work, with exposure of tools.
  • The exhibition of remains of bones in whole body for the excavation of caves for the study of the inhabitants of Machu Pichu, skulls with deformations were also found.
  • Room of contemporary black and white photographs of the Peruvian wonder of the world.
  • Room that gives the opportunity to see the main sectors of Machu Picchu in 3D.
  • Recreational scene of the life of the Inca Empire.
Casa Concha 2
Representation of settler in the Inca era

Where is it located?

The Concha House Museum is located in Santa Catalina Ancha 320, just five minutes from the main square of Cusco.

Hours of entry and cost

To visit the museum you must take into account that the schedule is from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 17: hours in the afternoon, with the exception of Sundays.

The entrance fee is:

—20.00 soles for foreign tourists.

— 10.00 soles for foreign and Peruvian students.

—5:00 soles for Peruvian students.

— With free admission for residents of Cusco.

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