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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Take a guide - otherwise the worth of this place will be largely lost. There are fantastic examples of Incan stone work which were then used as repositories of masonry to build the cathedrals and othe... more »
Very interesting with lots of historical information. Beautiful courtyard and a must do while in Cusco more »
I stopped by less than an hour before the doors closed for a quick self-guided your. The guards were nice and let me know that the closing time is the last entry, and you can stay a bit longer. There was a lack of info about the ruins on the ground floor, but other than that the exhibits and artwork were very interesting. The view over the city is really nice around sunset. Make sure to go upstairs to view the choir loft and other rooms (easy to miss if you’re not paying attention). The highlight for me was a set of two beautiful contemporary paintings about Incan cosmology.
The entrance is only 8 soles for foreign university students (not even $3). For that you get to see Inca ruins, Christian and modern art, and a church. Also there is a small garden. Absolutely worth the price of admission.
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