Fodor's Expert Review Museo Arqueológico de Ancash

Huaraz Museum/Gallery

What draws visitors to this small museum is the park out back, which houses a delightful assortment of pre-Hispanic statues from the Chavín and Recuay cultures. The musicians, warriors, and gods here will keep you company as you reflect on the mummies and ceramics you've examined in the museum's inner rooms. Upstairs numerous skulls bear the scars (or rather holes) from trepanation, the removal of bone from the skull. There are also textiles, metalwork, and a room dedicated to ancient Andean beliefs about the afterlife.

Museum/Gallery

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Av. Luzuriaga 762
Huaraz, Ancash  Peru

043-421–551

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Rate Includes: S/5, Closed Mon

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