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Machu Picchu Museum

320 Santa Catalina Ancha, Cusco, Peru 080101

Casa Concha 

History

Our museum is located in the old Casa Concha, built during the colonial era on the site of Puka Marka, residence of the royal lineage of Tupac Inka Yupanqui. In the main patio, visitors will notice a glass-covered excavation pit revealing the Inca floor, six feet below the present surface. 

 

Destroyed twice by earthquakes, the mestizo-colonial architecture of the house dates back to the late 18th century. During the twentieth century, the House served as an army barracks and later as a police station before being donated by the government to the local university of San Antonia Abad. 

Restoration

The restoration of the Casa Concha, carried out by the National Institute of Culture (today, Decentralized Department of Culture - Cusco) was impeccably executed, as can be seen in the recuperation of the colonial murals on the second floor and walls in the staircase.