INC museums to stay open during APEC holidays

Living in Peru
Jobana Soto

The Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INC) will keep its doors open to the public for free during the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) holiday on November 20, 21, and 22.

While many private enterprises will be closed during what the Peruvian government recognizes as official non-working days, INC locations will stay open to give visitors an opportunity to learn about Peru’s culture, history and treasured artifacts.

According to an official press release by INC, the museums that will stay open are: Museo de Sitio “Arturo Jiménez Borja –  Puruchuco” (Carretera Central, Km. 4.5, Ate Vitarte), Museo de Sitio Huallamarca (Nicolás Rivera 201, San Isidro), Mirador Cerro San Cristóbal (Cerro San Cristóbal, Rímac) and the Museo de Sitio Huaca Pucllana (General Borgoño block 8 s/n, Miraflores).   

In addition, visitors can also go to the Museo de Arte Italiano (Paseo de la República 250, Lima), Casa Museo “José Carlos Mariátegui” (Jr. Washington 1938-1946, Lima), Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú (Plaza Bolívar s/n, Pueblo Libre) and the Museo Nacional de la Cultura Peruana (Av. Alfonso Ugarte 650).

Only two INC museums will be closed from November 20–23, which are the Museo de Sitio Pachacamac and Museo de la Nación.