Good for: flowers, Ruins. Birds.
- Calle Larga btwn Arriaga & Huayna Capac
- 07 283-1255
- adult/under 12yr $3/1.50
- 9am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat
Lonely Planet review for Museo Pumapungo
Cuenca’s most important museum, Museo Pumapungo has an entire floor of colorfully animated dioramas displaying traditional costumes of Ecuador’s diverse indigenous cultures, including Afro-Ecuadorians from Esmeraldas province, the cowboy-like montubios (coastal farmers) of the western lowlands, several rainforest groups and all the major highland groups. The finale features five rare and eerie tzantza (shrunken heads) from the Shuar culture of the southern Oriente.