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Qorikancha, Cusco

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#4 of 34 in Museums in Cusco
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. Plan your Qorikancha visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cusco using our Cusco day trip planning tool .
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  • Inca ruins and colonial constructions together, showing the Spanish people about the inca people. Pretty cool.
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  • A truly wonderful place where you can see the fusion of inca and Spanish culture. The archaeological ruins that are found inside the convent are the best preserved in the area. Museum of sacred art, the church choir and the balcony are really impressive.
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  • I liked the explanations and the layout of the place as it was built by the Incas, hopefully the visit wasn't so fast
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  • The lower museum is pretty incredible, and the site itself is a great visit both during the day and night. The lower museum has actual mummies inside, and great explanations for all of the pieces.
  • A beautiful museum that commentates and preserves the ancient Incan temple as well as the more contemporary Spanish monastery which now stands above it. A beautiful building with great views of Cuzco also. The Incan stone masonry will leave you absolutely gob smacked
  • There isn't much left at this site, and the museum is quite sparse. I appreciate the museum's model so we can imagine how the temple with its gold used to look.
  • Qorikancha is a real cool temple in Cusco with a lot of history. It houses the temple of the sun which showcases some pretty impressive advanced methods used to determine the times of day, seasons, etc. I recommend the guided tour cause there is a lot more to the place than what you can gather by just walking around. Very cool photo opportunities.
  • One of the best examples of Inca architecture and stone masonry, this temple was the center of the Inca's Cusco and the most important temple. It was desecrated, looted and destroyed by the Spaniards in the 16th century, who also built a church over it. The remaining Inca structures survived several earthquakes through the centuries, much more than the church above.
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