"The Ancash Archeological Museum in Huaraz" Peru Off The Beaten Path Tip by Paul2001

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  Sculpture Garden, the Ancash Archeological Museum
by Paul2001

The Ancash Archeological Museum in Huaraz is small but fascinating museum that is well worth a visit. This is all the more so because you will want something to do in Huaraz as you adjust to the altittude if you had just arrived from the coast. The museum is full of artifacts from the Chavín, Wari, Huaraz, Moche, and Chimú cultures with many ceramics and textiles on display. There are also several mummies that might appeal to most people. My mother thought me very ghoulish for taking so many pictures of the them. Probably the pride of the place are the several stone chiselled monoliths from the Recuay and Chavin cultures. Outside there is a sculpture garden where you can see some more interesting artifacts in pleasant surroundings.
The museum is located at Av. Luzuriaga 762, on the Plaza Mayor. The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm except on Sunday when it closes at 2pm. It costs $1.50 for admission

Phone: 043/721-551

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 11, 2005
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