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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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  • Qorikancha is an amazing site and I highly recommend seeing it when you are in Cusco. It is a stunning example of the clash of cultures: Incan and Spanish. The walls of this immense temple were once h...  more »
  • Cool like spot to stop by and check out, the museum is pretty informative, however, unless you have a tour guide or someone to show you around, there isnt much to see. If youre walking down ave del so...  more »
  • The Court of Gold, Qorikancha's architecture is a testimony not only to the Inka's building skills, but also the sophistication of their understanding of the rhythms of the seasons and movement of the...  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.
  • 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.
  • A must go place. It's a nice museum
  • the best, beutifull place...yay
  • Where: Cusco, Peru What: Qorikancha, an important Temple How was it: Just to clarify, the boleto touristico doesn't cover the temple entrance, just the museum which is located underground. The good part is the entrance to the museum is roughly 40 soles but it's included in the boleto. The entrance to the temple is only roughly 15 soles. In our opinion, it should have been the other way around because there's very little to see in the museum. This is one of those places where guides will offer their services. We politely declined and choose to explore by ourselves, reading the signs along the way. The positive: really cool site with generations of history, Inca structure and perhaps even before the Incas. The negative: You cannot take picture of most things inside, such at paintings and chapels. Our thoughts shared with you ! ;-) Grade: Eli = 5, Serge = 4+ Recommend: Yes, the museum is part of the 'boleto touristico' and worth seeing as part of the experience. The Temple is also worth visiting and will cost 15 soles (roughly). Some will say that it's even more important than Machu Picchu !