TouchScreenTravels logo


Our Touch, your Travels…

This is a preview of the full content of our Peru’s Best app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
iOS App Store Google Play


The Sun Temple

In Quechua, “qori” means gold and “cancha” is a wall or enclosure. The gray wall outside the Qorikancha was plated with gold when the Spanish first arrived. It didn’t take them long to take the gold to Spain and build a church on top of this sacred temple.

It is still a functioning church, with services open to the public on Sunday. You can visit the museum side of the building, complete with two inner Inca temples, which I highly recommend. It’s the best example in Cusco of the modern harmony that Peruvians have made with their Inca and colonial past.

Practical Info Practical Info icon

The museum is open 9:30-5:00. Holidays it is open 2pm-5pm. Tickets are s/15 for adults and s/8 for students with valid ID. Children 10 and under are free.

Cusco Inca Sights

Cusco Museums

Cusco’s Archeology In-5-Days

The best of Cusco’s archeology

Peru’s Archeology In-A-Week

North to south, old to older

Route 3

To Avenida del Sol

Text © Heather Jasper

Image by Heather Jasper