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Qorikancha, Cusco

#5 of 29 in Historic Sites in Cusco
Religious Site · Historic Site
Once dazzling with gold-coated walls and solid gold statues, Qorikancha now seems like a shell of its former self. Despite this, the temple--dedicated to the Inca sun god Inti--retains an air of mystique, as its blend of Inca and Spanish architecture symbolizes a clash of two empires. Legend has it the temple was stripped of most of its gold when the Spanish ransomed an Inca leader Atahualpa, forcing their enemies to surrender much of their wealth. You can admire the hardy architecture of the Inca temple, and imagine the ornate decorations that once graced it. Work out when and for how long to visit Qorikancha and other Cusco attractions using our handy Cusco trip planning tool.
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  • Very nice inka temple to visit located in the center of Cusco and close to our hotel Yawar Inka, you can find a tour guide at the entrance of this temple, we recommend to look for Raul.  more »
  • Beautiful Inca constructions, well worked stones for the temple of the sun. The visit is mandatory if you are in Cusco, without a doubt you will be fascinated by the place.  more »
  • Lovely place in the heart of Cusco. It’s located inside of the hotel. The yard is full of flowers,an amazing terrace that seems to be cozy if it’s not raining. We got our main courses rather fast and they were tasty??Fair price and good service.
  • The entrance fee is s/15 and it really worth a visit. It has a very beautiful plaza inside and you can take pictures of the outside spaces. Like most of the religious sites in Cusco, photography and films are forbidden for most of the internal spaces, no matter with or without flash. S/1 for audio guide on cellphones.

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