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Museo de sitio del Qoricancha, Cusco
(3.2/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Qorikancha, the most revered temple of the Incan Empire, comes to life at Museo de sitio del Qoricancha. Consisting of five rooms, the museum displays artifacts from the excavation of the Incan temple. Originally the temple was lavishly decorated, with the inner walls lined with gold and golden statues decorating the gardens. Most of the gold was given to the Spanish as a ransom for Atahualpa, which left artifacts of pottery, textiles, and mummies to be found during the excavation. These items are now displayed in the museum not far from the actual site where they were unearthed. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Museo de sitio del Qoricancha by using our Cusco itinerary planner.
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  • as you express elsewhere, would not pay extra to see this museum. If you want to see mummies, trip to Salta to see the Lullaillaco
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  • Museum of historical antiquities, is included in the tourist ticket Cusco-exposition of a very small, but it penetrates. The skull is one of the most impressive exhibits.
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  • Is cute and you has the history of Cusco (her antique) but is small. For Peruvians not worth hiring a guide because it is small, but the tourists if they like if (although this well explained) parts are well preserved. The entry is included in the general ticket.
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  • Small museum which can be visited only with the "Boleto Turistico". One of the most interesting part is the exhibition of skulls with operation marks from the inka time. It is described how the inkas performed skull operations on their people who survived the treatment. Three quite good preserved inka mummies are also part of the exhibition.
  • Spectacular to explore and learn a bit of history.
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