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. With our online itinerary creator, Cusco attractions like Museo de sitio del Qoricancha can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It had not gone if it was not included in the ticket. It is the Museum what is included, not the Qorikancha (which has an entry of 15 Suns). The Museum is a little disappointing, very neglected, poorly illuminated. Adds something to the history of the place, but I would not recommend it.
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  • Skip this museum. It's a very small underground museum with poorly displayed artifacts. Some of them looked like grade 3 projects using coloured construction paper.The bathrooms were absolutely disgus...  more »
  • Very little to see, very poorly presented! No interest to pay 70 S for that. Of course if you have a tourist ticket entry is included, but don't waste your time for it. The Inca Museum is much more interesting. Visit without interest.
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  • Little museum with lot of history. It has basics of everything inka; jewelry, pottery, clothing, foods, architecture, mummies, surgeries and religion. We used our "general ticket" that allows to visit 14 different locations for 130 soles and those 130 soles were best spent soles.
  • Excessive trouble getting ticket, and apparently, because I don't have an isic card, I don't count as a student. This has never happened anywhere else in international travel and really sours the whole visit.
  • 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.
  • Culture without price
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  • Important museum that tells the story of the dead of the former prevailed Inca. Is below ground under the garden of Qoricancha
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