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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. Qorikancha is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Cusco Edition.
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  • Again, the noise level of all the guides was distracting, Typical colonialism, building on top of a very important temple. 
  • A quiet place where you can see the inca architectural beauty. Totally recommended, except for the short tour through the Museum. Good thing is that it is close to the plaza de armas of Cusco.
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  • One of the attractions to start enter the inca climate! It's a mixture of inca temple with the Catholic Church and convent in one place. You can understand a little of each environment. There's a lovely garden in the back and a good view of the andes.
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  • We stopped in as we were staying across the street and had read good things about this place. Entry was 15 sols per person and we opted to go without a guide. The convent is one built around an old Incan temple and it was quite beautiful. The melding of the architecture was lovely and it's one of the few places we've ever seen where two types are so well maintained The courtyard outside has a number of large paintings and was nice to walk around in. Overall however we found the art pieces the most impressive. There were a number of rooms dedicated to them with plenty of good explanations of the pictures. Many were huge and dated back 300-400 years. The funniest thing we learned was that some of the painters put a portrait on their creations after finishing them. It was like a terrible game of Where's Waldo! Make sure to go upstairs and see the balcony of the church as well. The main area up there is amazing and the ancillary rooms have some additional impressive paintings and furniture. An amazing church/museum to walk through and do some learnin' in!
  • The remains of this Incan masterpiece are still awe inspiring. Whilst I didn't take the tour I still learnt a lot but I'd definitely suggest a guide. It's amazing and I truly grieved the loss of this once mighty empire
  • A good place to visit before machu picchu!
  • Everytime I go to Cusco I enjoy taking the tour. Its art and architecture are pretty awesome also make sure to get a guide who doesn't rush through it.
  • One of my favorite places in Cusco. This ancient church of the Sun is now an archaeological place. In front of the temple there's a big garden. And also there's a museum in there and a lot of ruins. in this Place there's a lot of history about cusco. And in the back of qoricancha, is Santo Domingo's church (Catholic church)