- 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
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.
- 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.
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91.3% 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
Wonderful museum / cathedral built upon a beautiful Inca ruin. There are guides which speak various languages or a self guided option with headsets. My wife and I decided to go it alone; lots of plaques explain the various facets of the place. Don’t miss the rotating exhibits on the second level. A great half day visit, and an easy walk from most of the central hotels and hostels. Highly recommended!
Excellent tour of cultural site, astronomical significance, historical artifacts of ancient plumbing systems, fantastic Inca stonework throughout. Must see. And then go visit at night when lit up!
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
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.
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.