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Qorikancha, Cusco

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#5 of 30 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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  • It is definitely a magical place that takes us back to the past, to the inca culture, one feels immersed in the story which makes it an unforgettable experience
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  • This cathedral was built upon the ruins and founations of an Inca temple. We visited as part of a city tour and having a guide was definitely worthwhile. A beautiful place with a lot of history, but y...  more »
  • We visited this site as part of a Cusco city tour. Very interesting history and ruins, exemplifying the precision of Inca architecture. Make sure you have a guide or at least an audio-tour to get the ...  more »
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  • The most interesting historical site in Cusco with the most significance to the Inca Empire and the most interesting intersection between Incas and Spanish architecture and beliefs. Definitely get a guide otherwise you won't know what you're looking at.. unless you're an Incan historian or something.
  • I think this is the best temple in Cusco and by far has one of the most gruesome history not this area. Spanish came, destroyed, looted, then built a church on top of the temple but most of the history is lost. True to the whole area, this temple tells the history and if you take the guided tour you will know a lot more then what you can read about it. I think views from here are amazing and at one point this would have been the best and richest temple in this area.
  • Impressive place where you can contemplate the details of there precise architecture! Amazing to think this temple dedicated to the sun was covered of gold on both walls and floors... Typical of Incas style this site should be the first step of the sacred valley as it is central, well preserved and the capital of this ancient civilization.
  • A must-see sight in Cusco. The ruins in Qorikancha are very well preserved and the sight is amazing.
  • An amazing museum. The gardens are gorgeous, and the 2 main paintings by a local artist are lovely.
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