QorikanchaCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- 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
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Cusco before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Cusco and book an accommodation of your choice.
Things to Know Before Visiting Qorikancha
95% of people who visit Cusco include Qorikancha in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
29.9% of people start their Qorikancha visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Qorikancha
75.58% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Qorikancha
Qorikancha Culture & Theme Based Tours
Qorikancha Sightseeing Tours
Qorikancha, Cusco Reviews
Qorikancha is a real cool temple in Cusco with a lot of history. It houses the temple of the sun which showcases some pretty impressive advanced methods used to determine the times of day, seasons, etc. I recommend the guided tour cause there is a lot more to the place than what you can gather by just walking around. Very cool photo opportunities.
Entrance is included in cusco boleto turistico. But it's kind of a scam as you only get access to a small dark deteriorated museum with few pieces of old in a stuff. And very confusing and poorly written explanations ( both in Spanish and english). The scaled designs of the place as well as the whole things seems like designed by a 6yo kid. After that you get access to a garden on the back part of the place. But if you wanna access the cool stuff you need to go to the church around the corner and pay again 15 soles ( yes, Peruvians from cusco area are taking your money again and again). Not worth it at all
one of the many attractions near the center of Cuzco city. great place to visit with friends and family.
It was great to walk in and see the skillful stone work created by the Inca. There is a separate museum underneath that has a totally different entry fee that I'm not sure is worth as much as to see the grounds (although the museum entry is covered in the tourist ticket while the main grounds is not).
Avoid 2pm-4pm which is when bus loads of tours arrive and pack the place out. Outside of those times it would be much nicer and easier to appreciate without it being so hectic.