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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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Cusco City Small-Group Tour
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Private Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum, Qorikancha and San Pedro Market
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City Tour of Cusco and Archeological Sites

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I didn't like this as much as the Cathedral...no pictures allowed on the inside, it's lovely but not super engaging.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 May 2016
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Pretty cathedral that houses Incan ruins. Good to visit while in Cusco. The Catholic Church preserves the Incan site. It is an interesting mix of Catholic paintings and Incan ruins.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I didn't like this as much as the Cathedral...no pictures allowed on the inside, it's lovely but not super engaging.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We walked over to Qurikancha after lunch on our last day in Cusco and the line was wrapped around the block with all the tour groups trying to get in. So we just walked around the block and looked at the grounds from the outside. I was still able to see how the Spanish built directly on top of the... More 

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Philadelphia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Such a tranquil and beautiful place! This is a convent worth a visit. You will enjoy the tranquil surroundings and the history and beauty of the convent itself.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We visited as part of our city tour and learned a bit about how the Spanish built over the Inca city. It was an interesting visit.

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Bedford, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

A convent built during colonial times. The convent has a beautiful garden in the back. Look for the Inca symbols etched in the grass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

If you visit here, make sure you also visit Santa Catalina. They are both wonderful, and our guide was very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Words can not describe how beautiful this church was. A must see. Benches outside to sit and look at the grounds and people watch. Truly extraordinary easy to find.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

It was ok, not as beautiful as I expected based on the recommendations in my travel guide. We walked around by ourselves.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a site that should be on your list of places to visit while in Cusco, Peru. You can't mistake that the Cusco people are Catholic and the churches and cathedrals are something to behold - it reminded me of my visit to Spain. This church stood out - so many things to see and our tour guide was... More 

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