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Casa de Garcilaso (Museum of Regional History)
Casa de Garcilaso (Museum of Regional History) Review
You'll find a bit of everything in this spot, which may leave you feeling like you've seen it all before. Colonial building? Check. Cusqueña-school paintings? Check. Ancient pottery? Check. Inca mummy? Check. This is the colonial childhood home of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, the famous chronicler of the Spanish conquest and illegitimate son of one of Pizarro's captains and an Inca princess. Inside the mansion, with its cobblestone courtyard, is the Museo de Historia Regional, with Cusqueña-school paintings and pre-Inca mummies—one from Nazca has a 1½-meter (5-foot) braid—and ceramics, metal objects, and other artifacts.
- Address: Heladeros at Garcilaso, Cusco
- Phone: 084/223–245
- Cost: Boleto Turístico
- Hours: Daily 8–5
- Location: Cusco
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