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“Small, but really cool”

Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures
Ranked #5 of 59 things to do in Iquitos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The museum exhibits ethnographic artifacts from 30 different Amazon Indian cultures from the greater Amazon basin including groups from eastern Brazil, Guyana, Xingu, Mata Grosso, Colombia, the Peruvian lowlands and the foot hills of the Andes. The theme of the museum is how Amazon Indians live within nature and are helping to conserve the fragile rainforests. Exhibits are displayed in a period house on two floors and in line with international museum standards. The museum is located on the riverfront in the historic district of Iquitos at 332 Malecon Tarapaca and is open daily from 8am to 8pm.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is small and has the feel of a "countryside" institution, but has some great artifacts, including fabulous tribal garbs and - real - shrunken heads and battle gear. It gives a great introduction to some of the intricacies of Amazonian ethnography and should not be missed, but yes, you also have to read up on your own to get a better grasp.

Thank Marina T
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Take the tour for an hour or so. The artifacts are wonderful and come from many different tribes. I was fascinated with the differences between ceremonial decorations.

Thank DSK3some
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

During my visit to Iquitos I went to this museum. The interesting part is that you can find several sculptures resembling different amazonian tribes, all of them in real human-size... other interesting topics are books, magazines about the history of Iquitos. You can spend there a couple of hours easily.

Thank Eduardo R
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Museum is quite poor, not interactive at all. They do have some interesting items and you can definitely get some of interesting facts about indigenous people of Amazon.

Thank Shota G
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A lot of unique exhibits, contains an abundance of information about the Amazonia indigenous culture. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank cecile s
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