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Qorikancha, Cusco

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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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  • It is the political, religious, Incan Temple of the geographical center of the city of Cuzco. The Qorikancha Word is formed by the union of two voices quechuas: "Kori/Cori" which means gold and kancha/Court, temple or enclosure. According to researchers, the original name was "Intikancha", this takes relationship by Dios Inti and the golden color of the interior, referring to the Sun. It is said that the floors and walls, including the garden, had animals and plants to real gold size, until they reached the Spanish invasion and fused it to take him to Spain. It is a fundamental place to meet the social and political life of the incas. Still preserves part of the charm of the religious buildings and the cloister, a source of sacrifices. Later after the sacking, it reused as Catholic Church forming the Church of Santo Domingo. Another essential to visit in Cuzco!
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  • The visit to the Qorikancha was so revealing as it did the earthquake showing the foundations of a civilization that had been hidden by the expansionism of the Catholic Church and the Spanish colonization in 1950. The explanation of the Peruvian guide the Eternautas company had hired was very interesting.
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  • Already it had been earlier in the Qorikancha, the history that you have is entertaining. The photos are beautiful if you take them outside, the view of the city is beautiful. If not bad memory input costs 15 soles per person approximately. One hour is enough for travel.
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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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