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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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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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  • A bare bones place that is in poor shape with minimum information regarding the Incas. The only interesting display was regarding the process of skull deformation. Only stop in if you have 10 minutes ...  more »
  • If you've already paid for a ticket which includes this at no extra cost, and you want to rest your eyes for 10 minutes, by all means wander in. Otherwise, it resembles nothing more that a badly-lit t...  more »
  • Be wary, not the big museum regarding the Qoricancha site! This is only a very small museum with some interesting skulls but very little else. Do not buy the 70 soles bolleto turistico just to get in ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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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  • They should have it better.
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  • Spectacular to explore and learn a bit of history.
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