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Qorikancha, Cusco

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Religious Site Specialty Museum
Head to Qorikancha and learn about the evolution of civilization in Cuzco from pre-Incan to colonial times. Five rooms explain the history of the ancestors who once inhabited these lands. Find samples of Inca pottery, textiles, paintings, sculptures, and musical instruments. Following a visit to the museum, head to the Incan ruins. Find 6 m (16.6 ft) walls that have survived earthquakes thanks to their design. Qorikancha is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Cusco Edition.
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  • The blending of two cultures makes this place a beautiful and interesting place. Even the evenings illuminated looks really cool. It is an important point of Cusco.
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  • This should be one of your stops in cusco itself is that you are in the city. It is one of the most famous on which was built the nvento Santo Domingo. Really different buildings, gardens, paintings, statues, monuments and many other things that you will learn much history and take nice photos. I recommend go weekday because weekends the week there are many tourists. In addition, it can be walking from the plaza without having to take a tour to get to it. If you are a Peruvian (a) with your University card you will be a discount on the entrance.
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  • It was great to see the old Incan foundations and the beautiful church/convent grounds built upon it. You can see the stonework and beautiful spanish art as well.  more »
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  • Very cool, free to wander the outside, and that's all you can afford because you've booked a trek. So enjoy! Because it's wonderful, and you haven't met Dead Woman's Pass yet.
  • This serviced as most important Incan temple before Spanish invasion. After invasion Santo Domingo church and convent was built on what was left. You can still see some parts of Incan temple today
  • Beautiful place, a lot of history in one place, ancient Inca's temple, beautiful gardens, it's a must!
  • The entry to this place is 15 soles and well to be frank, it's just not worth the price. There are a few works of art and the church ofcourse.
  • Very impressive site within the city, and one the most important temple in the Inca empire. Dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God. It is one of the most revered temples of Cusco.

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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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