- Address: Santo Domingo s/n, Cusco, Peru
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +51-84249176
- Ticket Price: 10 PEN
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
Qorikancha - Review
People who are interested in ancient culture have always been fascinated by the beautiful temple of sun. The temple of sun or coricanchas is a dedication to the god of Sun. The marvelous architecture of temple of sun speaks of its unique and rich heritage. A tour will enlighten you with the remarkable methods used for construction. Inka stone work found in the temple of sun is magnificent and is appealing to your eyes.
Temple of sun is buzzing with students who come there to study about the engineering skills. The extravagant architecture of the temple of sun will blow your minds. The temple of sun is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. You will find a model depicting the era of Inca. With the help of this model you can learn about the culture of Inca. The subtleness of the temple of sun is very difficult to be noticed at first. However, once noticed, tourists find it difficult to take it out of their minds.
- You can hire a guide to get better information about the history of temple of sun.
- Take a walk around the beautiful gardens surrounding the temple of sun.
- Look out for the beautiful stonework which has not been destroyed during the earthquakes of 1950.
How To reach Qorikancha by Public Transport
- If you wish to travel by public transport you should invest in a transport map. There is a bus service but details are not always available online.
Restaurants Near Qorikancha
- Casa Qorikanch
- Fredy’s Grill Resto& Cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Qorikancha
91.76% of people who visit Cusco include Qorikancha in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
31.53% of people start their Qorikancha visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Qorikancha
53.13% of people prefer walking in order to reach Qorikancha
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Qorikancha, Cusco Reviews
Absolutely stunning museum contains some of the most well preserved and restored artifacts from the 15th century. The detailed small scale modes really help the viewers better understand the construction in the original time. Highly recommend coming through here with the help of a guided tour who will be able to offer up a lot more information than the placards alone.
If you don’t have a guide, it will be very difficult to understand how amazing was this place. You can find “unofficial” guides in front of the entrance where for ~20SOL per person can explain in details a lot of interesting facts about the site
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.
It costs 15 soles to go inside and sure, it’s an important museum but it is totally worthless if you don’t have a guide with you. Basically what you’ll see is a bunch of rocks put together to form walls and some religious paintings. Now, if you do have a guide with you, and mind, a good guide, the museum illustrates the complexity of the ancient inca culture. Bare in mind that it is not a temple, but rather a scientific place in which the incas lived and observed the universe, the climate and weather and learned primarily about time.
Great museum with quality exhibit both religious and Incan architecture. Best bathrooms.