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  • Address: Plaza Santo Domingo, Cusco, Peru
  • Hours: Mon - Sat 8:30am - 5:30pm, Sun 2pm - 5pm
  • Admission: Adults: 6 Nuevos Soles

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Qorikancha Tours

The Inca site of Qorikancha forms the foundations of the colonial church of Santo Domingo, creating an unusual combination of monolithic Inca and arched colonial architecture.

Qorikancha means ‘Golden Courtyard’, and in Inca times the temple walls were clad with 700 sheets of solid gold, proving a tempting lure for the conquistadors. The gold sheets and gold and silver statues are gone, melted down and recast by the Spanish, but the impressively hewn curved wall of basalt stonework remains.

The temple complex is thought to have been built by the first Inca emperor, Manco Capac, 100 years before the coming of the Spaniards. It was built as an observatory and religious temple to the sun, housing the mummified bodies of the Inca rulers.

When you enter the courtyard, imagine the octagonal front clad with solid gold, flanked by temples to the moon and the stars draped in solid silver.

Practical Info

Qorikancha is a couple of blocks southwest of Cusco’s city center, best reached by strolling down pedestrianized Loreto and Pampa del Castillo.

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Private Cusco City Tour Including Main Archaeological Sites, Cusco, null
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Private Cusco City Tour Including Main Archaeological Sites

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Enjoy a 6-hour, private, guided tour of Cusco, considered the historical capital of America. Not only will you visit the city's main attractions, but you will ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Half-Day Temples and Cusco City Tour, Cusco, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day Temples and Cusco City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover the magic of Cusco on a 4-hour sightseeing tour of the capital of the Inca Empire. Explore the city’s main attractions, such as the Convent of Santo ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.00
Private Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum, Qorikancha and San Pedro Market, Cusco, Half-day Tours
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Private Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum, Qorikancha and San Pedro Market

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

This fabulous half day tour takes you around all the most important sites of Cusco, including visits to the Inca Museum, the Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha) and ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: Flexible

From USD $59.00
Private Half-Day Cusco Tour: Sacsayhauman, Tambomachay, Qorikancha, Cusco, Walking Tours
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Private Half-Day Cusco Tour: Sacsayhauman, Tambomachay, Qorikancha

Discover the best of Cusco City and its amazing history of the Incas, its precious temples and get under the skin of the Peruvian and Andean culture. Visit the ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.93
Small-Group Tour: Cusco City with Temple of Qoricancha, Cusco, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Tour: Cusco City with Temple of Qoricancha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This Cusco city tour involves visiting Cusco´s highlights. Start off by visiting Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo and Tambomachay. After exploring these sites, you will ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
5-Day Machu Picchu and Highlights of Cusco, Cusco, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

5-Day Machu Picchu and Highlights of Cusco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy all highlights of Cusco and explore the most important attractions during this 5-day trip. Starting with pickup at the Cusco airport. Visit the Famous ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $699.00
10-day Tour from Lima: Amazon Jungle, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, Lima, Multi-day Tours
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10-day Tour from Lima: Amazon Jungle, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

Explore Peru on a 10 day tour from Lima. Fly to the Amazon Jungle and see native wildlife in their natural habitat. Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 10 days (approx.)

From USD $2,041.00
15-Day Tour from Lima: Amazon, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Nazca Lines, Lima, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

15-Day Tour from Lima: Amazon, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Nazca Lines

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore all the highlights of Peru on a 15-day tour from Lima. Travel to the Amazon Jungle and spot a great variety of native wildlife. Wander through the ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 15 days (approx.)

From USD $3,385.00
Half-Day Cusco City Tour, Cusco, Multi-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Half-Day Cusco City Tour

Located in the Huatanay River Valley in the Southern portion of Peru, Cusco is known as the archaeological capital of the Americas. Surrounded by mountains it ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.00
Private Half-Day Tour of Cusco and Its Surroundings, Cusco, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Half-Day Tour of Cusco and Its Surroundings

Come and enjoy the beauty of one of the most amazing cities in the world. Vsit the famous Cathedral of Cusco, the Temple of Qoriqancha, the fantastic fortress ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $190.00

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