comScore
Inca Museum picture in Cusco
Kelly Cheng Travel Photography / Getty Images

Key Info

Details

  • Museums Type
  • 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.7
Overall
US NEWS LOGO

Scorecard

  • Value
    4.0
  • Facilities
    3.5
  • Atmosphere
    4.0

Read about how we rank Things to Do.

Located in a beautiful 16th-century colonial mansion that was once home to Spanish Admiral Francisco Alderete Maldonado, the Museo Inka (Inca Museum) boasts an eclectic assortment of Incan artifacts.

From textiles to pottery to gold and metal pieces, the museum will intrigue visitors who want an introduction to Incan culture and history. Once you’ve finished admiring the traditional items inside, take a stroll to through the museum’s courtyard, where Andean women can often be found selling goods and weaving authentic textiles.

Recent visitors said the displays and exhibits are interesting, but noted that many don't include English translations and finding a guide may enhance the experience. Still, reviewers say for the cheap admission, a visit is worth it. If you're still interested in seeing more artifacts, check out the Museo de Arte Precolombino that's located one block east. 

You'll find the Museo Inka located one block northeast of Plaza de Armas. The museum is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission costs 10 soles (about $3). To learn more, visit the museum's official website.

Powered by Viator See more Tours & Tickets

Hotels Nearby

  • Thing to Do
  • Hotel
Del Prado Inn

Del Prado Inn ...

  • 0.1 Miles Away
  • 3.0-star Hotel Class
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas ...

  • 0.1 Miles Away
  • 5.0-star Hotel Class
Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Belmond Hotel Monasterio ...

  • 0.1 Miles Away
  • 5.0-star Hotel Class
See all hotels in Cusco »

More Best Things to Do in Cusco

Plaza de Armas picture in Cusco
Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Machu Picchu picture in Cusco
Hiking, Sightseeing Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
La Catedral picture in Cusco
Churches/Religious Sites Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Sacsayhuamán picture in Cusco
Sightseeing Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Qoricancha picture in Cusco
Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
Planetarium picture in Cusco
Museums, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Museo de Arte Precolombino picture in Cusco
Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Inca Trail picture in Cusco
Hiking, Sightseeing Type
More than Full Day Time to Spend
Inca Museum picture in Cusco
Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
|

#1 Plaza de Armas The history of the Plaza de Armas stretches back all the way to the Inca Empire when it was called Huacaypata or Aucaypata. The massive square (originally twice its current ... Read more » mckaysavage / Flickr

#2 Machu Picchu It's hard to believe this iconic "lost city of the Incas" was untouched during the Spanish conquest. The Incas cleverly obscured these 12 acres of temples, aqueducts and gardens ... Read more » Michael Lawenko Dela Paz / Getty Images

#3 La Catedral Amid the many splendors found in the Plaza de Armas, the sky-high La Catedral is one of Cusco's finest architectural displays. Constructed in the 1550s with stones stolen ... Read more » Claude LeTein / Getty Images

#4 Sacsayhuaman Sacsayhuamán is often overshadowed by Machu Picchu, but this towering ancient Incan fortress – filled with exquisite stone masonry and dramatic vistas – is worth a visit. Much of the massive ... Read more » Kelly Cheng Travel Photography / Getty Images

#5 Qorikancha For a glimpse of the Inca's former grandeur, look no further than Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), also known as "Court of Gold." In its heyday, Inca's ... Read more » DC_Colombia / Getty Images

#6 Planetarium Cusco Located next to Sacsayhuamán, the Cusco Planetarium offers travelers a unique experience in the hills surrounding the city. While it may not be much to look at (the small ... Read more » roman makhmutov / Getty Images

#7 Museo de Arte Precolombino While Qorikancha and Machu Picchu draw more visitors, the Museo de Arte Precolombino (Pre-Columbian Art Museum) possesses a world-class Peruvian collection that cannot be matched. This 12-room exhibition ... Read more » Museo Larco Lima – Perú

#8 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Winding through Peru's verdant landscape toward Machu Picchu, this famous four-day hike is not for the faint of heart. That said, recent travelers say the laborious trek pays off ... Read more » R. Tyler Gross / Getty Images

#9 Museo Inka Located in a beautiful 16th-century colonial mansion that was once home to Spanish Admiral Francisco Alderete Maldonado, the Museo Inka (Inca Museum) boasts an eclectic assortment of Incan artifacts. Read more » Kelly Cheng Travel Photography / Getty Images

Plaza de Armas picture in Cusco
Machu Picchu picture in Cusco
La Catedral picture in Cusco
Sacsayhuamán picture in Cusco
Qoricancha picture in Cusco
Planetarium picture in Cusco
Museo de Arte Precolombino picture in Cusco
Inca Trail picture in Cusco
Inca Museum picture in Cusco
Plaza de Armas picture in Cusco
Machu Picchu picture in Cusco
La Catedral picture in Cusco
Sacsayhuamán picture in Cusco
Qoricancha picture in Cusco
Planetarium picture in Cusco
Museo de Arte Precolombino picture in Cusco
Inca Trail picture in Cusco
Inca Museum picture in Cusco

Eye-catching dancers in traditional Peruvian costumes fill the Plaza de Armas during colorful annual Andean fiestas. mckaysavage / Flickr

Michael Lawenko Dela Paz / Getty Images

This opulent cathedral showcases the clash of Andean and Spanish architecture. Claude LeTein / Getty Images

Sacsayhuamán was once a massive Incan fortress, before much of the structure was used as building materials for the Spanish conquistadors.  Kelly Cheng Travel Photography / Getty Images

Translated as Temple of the Sun, the walls of Qoricancha were once plated with gold.  DC_Colombia / Getty Images

roman makhmutov / Getty Images

The Museo de Arte Precolombino (Pre-Columbian Art Museum) features artifacts that date between 1250 B.C. and 1532 A.D.  Museo Larco Lima – Perú

The three-night, four-day hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is moderately difficult, but well worth it to many travelers.  R. Tyler Gross / Getty Images

Kelly Cheng Travel Photography / Getty Images

×

See full list of Best Things to Do in Cusco »

Explore More of Cusco

Find the Best Price

Enter your check in and check out dates to find the best price

PriceFinder powered by TripAdvisor Primary Logo