Qoricancha Site Museum and its collection

Qoricancha Site Museum

The Temple of the Sun, also known as Coricancha, Qorikancha, or Qoricancha, was the most sacred site in the Inca Empire. It is located in Cusco, a city that was the center of the Inca Empire. This site was of great importance to the Incas and was the location of significant ceremonies such as marriages, coronations, and funerals. The mummies of the Inca rulers were also kept here, seated on golden thrones.

The Architecture and Decoration of the Temple

The Temple of the Sun was the largest and most ornately decorated of its time. It had large stone walls that measured 140 m long by 135 m wide. The temple was adorned with a huge gold cornice, and the altars, doors, and statues were decorated with gold and silver plates, sometimes inlaid with precious stones. The main door, decorated with gold and silver motifs, opened onto a large sanctuary. Above the altar, a large gold disc, supposed to represent the Sun, sparkled.

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History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

Qoricancha Site Museum
Santo Domingo s/n
08000 Cusco

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Opening hours

8:00 – 19:00
8:00 – 19:00
8:00 – 19:00
8:00 – 19:00
8:00 – 19:00
8:00 – 19:00
14:00 – 16:00


0 – 9Free
Normal ratePEN 15.00
University Students with valid cardPEN 8.00


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Santo Domingo s/n, Cusco

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