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 is an underground building on the Avenida santo domingo, esquina Avda del sol. It was the last of the museums of the ticket. In one of the first rooms there is a good representantacion of the evolution of the time which helps contextualize the arrival of the incas. Remarkable three mummies. The rest of the Museum is very unattractive.
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  • Beautiful architecture combines colonial and Inca constructions, I liked a lot, learned a lot
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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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  • Some interesting pieces but poorly presented - bit like a collection of school assignments! Not clean and smelled like public toilets mostly. Only went as we had the multi-site ticket but not really worth the hassle. Don't miss the actual Qorikancha site though! A better detour would be to the textile centre 50m down Av de Sol which as an excellent little museum!
  • 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.
  • Hardly worth it. It is a small museum and not very educational. There are English translations of most exhibits. What’s lacking is a general introduction to the site and what it was used for. Wouldn’t bother come by here, unless the three mummies are a must-see for you (in truth they are not that fascinating).
  • Entrance fee is 70 soled, no student reduction. And the museum is old and dusty. Avoid.
  • 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.

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