The ticket Machu Picchu + Museum allows you to have a double cultural experience during your visit to Machu Picchu. The Inca city keeps many mysteries that are slowly revealed by researchers, and the result of all the findings and studies that are carried out in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu can be observed in the site museum.
What’s Included Ticket Machu Picchu + Museum?
TThis ticket allows you to visit:
The Inca City of Machu Picchu, which has as main venues: the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Condor and the Main Square; Besides many other constructions you will be able to visit the agricultural zone and to make short walks to the Intipunku or the Inca Bridge. You must choose one of the entrance shifts that there is for Machu Picchu:
- Morning Shift – Hours: 6.00 am – 12.00 pm
- Afternoon Shift – Hours: 12.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
The Manuel Chávez Ballón site museum, which presents an exhibition of objects and archaeological remains found in the Inca city and a multimedia presentation of all the research that is carried out inside the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
- The museum is open to the public from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You must schedule your visit to the museum according to the shift you chose to visit the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu Museum
The Manuel Chávez Ballón Site Museum is located at km 112 of the railroad, 1.7 km from the town of Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes. The museum is located at the foot of Mount Machu Picchu, on one of the platforms that culminate under the Urubamba River.
The Machu Picchu Site Museum exhibits pre-Inca and Inca archeology, cultural material from the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, where it is shown dynamically through sequences, distributed among panels, infographics, videos, maps, Sample collections of ceramics, lithics, metals and others; Which are the result of the archaeological research carried out within the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu; As well as drawings, drawn up by Dr. Manuel Chávez Ballón, who together form part of the permanent exhibition.
The Manuel Chávez Ballón Site Museum, now remodeled, welcomes the tourist, local, national and foreign, with the purpose of generating greater interest in cultural and archaeological research. The museum also provides a dynamic and modern exhibition, showing the beauty of the collection of artifacts, construction tools made of copper and bronze, mirrors, pins, needles and tweezers among other elements used in the Inca period. The exhibition of spectacular specimens, which show the innate ability to handle the stone and the exploitation of the quarries. This collection of artifacts demonstrates how the Incas united the Amazon and the Andes to obtain the sustenance of a vast empire as was the Inca Empire.
To get to the museum you only have to cross the bridge “Ruinas” that crosses the Urubamba river on the route to the Archaeological Complex of Machu Picchu. The museum is open from Monday to Sunday from 09:00 – 17:00 hrs.
The space inside the Museum is reduced so you will not be able to carry your luggage; At the entrance you will find lockers at your disposal where you can leave your belongings.
It is prohibited to take photos and / or record videos inside the exhibition halls.
You should schedule your visit to the museum based on the shift you chose to visit the citadel of Machu Picchu, either in the morning or in the afternoon.
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This information is provided courtesy of the Regional Directorate of Culture of Cusco.