Museum of contemporary art of Cusco

This museum exhibits modern and classic pieces from Cusco. It was created in 1995 establishing itself in the municipal palace of the city. It has 280 works by different contemporary and colonial artists. The visit to the museum is included in the Cusco Tourist Ticket 2, which includes admission to other museums in the city.


The contemporary art museum is a cultural center that offers the visitor different contemporary and classical works of art by national and foreign artists. In total, the museum has 280 works divided into three permanent and itinerant rooms. The works of the famous artisans of the San Blas neighborhood stand out, such as: Edilberto Mérida, Antonio Olave, Hilario Mendívil and others.


The museum is located right in front of the Square of Regocijo, in the heart of Cusco.

How to get?

The museum is located in the current municipal palace of Cusco, just a few steps from the Main Square of the city. You can get there on foot or by taxi, if you are outside the Historic Center.



How much?

The visit to the museum of contemporary art is included in the Tourist Ticket of Cusco 2, which has a cost of 70 Peruvian soles (22 US dollars, approximately). This ticket also allows entry to the regional historical museum, the popular art museum, the Coricancha site museum, the Qosqo Center for Native Art, the monument to the Inca Pachacutec as well as the archaeological sites of Piquillacta and Tipón (South Valley of Cusco ).

Hours of Operation

The museum is open to the public from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.


Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Cusco
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Cusco
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Cusco
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Additional Information

Each year, the contemporary art museum holds more than fifty temporary exhibitions, featuring works of painting, textiles, plastic works and more.

The city of Cusco has several museums that expose the Inca and colonial culture. Some of the most important are: the Inca museum, Machu Picchu museum of the Casa Concha, the Coricancha site museum, among others.


The city of Cusco is famous for its beautiful crafts such as ceramics, textiles, canvases, and sculptures. The contemporary art museum has an exhibition of these types of crafts made by local artists. You can also buy them in some of the artisan markets or in the San Blas neighborhood.

The city of Cusco is located 3,399 meters above sea level (11,151 feet of altitude). At that point, visitors usually suffer from some of the symptoms of altitude sickness (nausea, fatigue, headache). These symptoms usually disappear after a day or two of acclimatization. However, a good option to reduce them is to drink plenty of water, such as mate de coca (an infusion made from the coca leaf).

Tourist attractions close to Contemporary Art Museum


Coricancha was the most important Inca religious temple. It is believed that it was covered in gold. The Spanish built the church of Santo Domingo there.


Museum of Natural History

The museum houses collections of minerals, animals, plants, insects and even the fang of a mastodon. It is located in the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.

Museum of Natural History

Popular art museum

The museum of popular art of Cusco exhibits works by artists such as: Hilario Mendivil, Antonio Olave, Edilberto Mérida as well as works by the famous Santurantikuy.

Popular art museum