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Museo de sitio del Qoricancha, Cusco

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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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  • This was on our tourist 'boleto' so we went in and I was not impressed. Displays in this tiny museum were poorly crafted and in bad shape, sequencing was unclear and the facilities themselves didn't l...  more »
  • .. only five rooms in which are ceramic, textile, metal exhibits that trace the process of civilization of the peoples who inhabited this region. Admission is included in the boleto turistico and is open from 8 to 17.
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  • It is an interesting Museum, located in the basement of the qoricancha, but it seemed a little empty of content with respect to other museums. It is included in the ticket, so I recommend going if you have time. Go to the inka Museum, I think that the entry cost between 10 and 20 soles, but is much more comprehensive and interesting.
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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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