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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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  • I have to say we only went in because it was part of the tourist ticket and I'm glad we didn't pay extra for it. Its a very tiny museum of 5 small rooms with few artefacts. However I did find the last...  more »
  • Though small, they've packed a lot of information in to this museum. Located underneath Qorikancha, the access is on Av El Sol. If you can only visit one museum, see this one. 
  • This underground Museum is incredibly dark. There is very little explanatory tables. The Museum is disjointed and very old. At the exit, we meet on the lawn at the foot of the ancient temple of the Sun. It has no real interest because we see this good for the road. Basically it is not necessary to go through this museum.
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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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