Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, Aguas Calientes

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Stop at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon before or after your trip to Machu Picchu to learn more about the excavations of one of the world's major archaeological sites. The museum's location at the base of the path to the ancient city makes it easy to visit; you can also stop here after your tour for a chance to cool off and review your trip. The museum features a small botanical garden, a relaxing place to rest after hiking the mountains. Make Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon a part of your Machu Picchu vacation plans using our Machu Picchu vacation planner.
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  • Very interesting and nice exhibition in the museum. Make the experience of the day at macchu picchu more deep and intresting. Not guide at all what could make it even better.  more »
  • I visited the museum after I went down the Inca trail returning from the ruins of Macchu Picchu. It's a real history and archaeology class. Photographs report the time of the discovery of the ruins. Many utensils found during exploration are exposed. Recommend. The visitation is free for those who bought the ticket to the Macchu Picchu National Park.
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  • Great little museum. Leila and I walked here after Machu Picchu. It explained a lot about the site and had a lot of interesting artifacts from the site and explanations of how Incas made their buildings, agriculture, stone and metal works. Its about 20 min walk from the bus station at the bottom of the hill at Aguas Caliente. You can also ask your bus driver from Machu Picchu drop you off there. We asked ours and he said yes but then forgot. Also you can easily stop there on your way up to Machu Picchu if you are walking.
  • Great. Go before you visit machu picchu
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