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Address: Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This ruin was once the most important temple of the Incas, which was later...

This ruin was once the most important temple of the Incas, which was later used as a base for the Church of Santo Domingo when the Spanish conquered the city.

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Incredible place in the city of cusco where you can observe the union of 2 cultures the Inca and the western buildings very impressed each one in its time thanks

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Southeast Romania, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredible place in the city of cusco where you can observe the union of 2 cultures the Inca and the western buildings very impressed each one in its time thanks

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful building inside and out. The courtyard with its flowers, arches, ceramic ceiling tiles and frescos is lovely. But what is even more interesting is the stonework that has been uncovered from the original Inca Temple of the Sun the Spanish built over. The stones look like lego blocks that fit tight. There is a stone to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This templo is over the coricancha or templo of the god sun It is fascinating to see the remains of the templo that was destroyed by the Dominican priest and the Spanish Inquisition Great place to see the story and the damage Spanish conquistador made in Peru

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Inca remains are obvious in the grounds of the convent. It is an impressive building with lovely grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The convent of Santo Domingo stands on incredible Inka ruins and provides a view of how both cultures were combined to create today's Cuzco. The church is built integrating Inka vestiges of wonderful structures that make this probably the most important place to visit in Cuzco. It has a beautiful Spanish courtyard in the middle and provides wonderful vies of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Convent is in the center of town and looks like many other structures. Inside you will see several well described exhibits about the building techniques of the Pre-Columbian and Columbian people. The earlier stone work is integrated into the foundation of the building for a new purpose. There are extensive gardens as well to stroll around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth taking a tour guide to learn about why the Church of Santo Domingo was built atop of the important Incan Temple known as Qurikancha. Simply amazing to see the Incan structures that have withstood hundreds of years of earthquakes with their ingenious interlocking engineering systems. Nice artwork, gardens, and more. This is a great start to learnin about Cusco,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the centre of Cusco is situated this hystoric building. At night it is illuminated. Go and see the3n temple inside and outsite. A great nview from the Avenue del Sol

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 17th century cathedral and convent were built on the ruins of an Inca temple. The tremndous collection of colonial art work inside is fascinating. Vanquished Inca artists carved and painted wonderful pieces. One large painting of the Last Supper has the Judas with the face of Pizarro!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful building. It was visible from the court yard of my hotel and it hangs beautifully over Cusco! Interesting history and well worth a visit. Drop in and see the people at Tea Time, which is tucked into the shadow of the Cathedral, at the end of your visit.

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