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Address: Pampa del Castillo at Plazoleta Santo Domingo, Cusco, Peru
Description: 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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The stone work here is amazing and must have been incredible when covered with gold. A little research beforehand helps with the enjoyment of this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The stone work here is amazing and must have been incredible when covered with gold. A little research beforehand helps with the enjoyment of this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

You need to spend one or 2 hours to visit this magnificent monument. The incas started the construction of their temple on this place and the conquistadors built the catholic church on it. Interesting to discover the cloister and the pinacotheque

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Nice building with some very nice examples of the Inca stonework. Unfortunately, so much Inca culture was destroyed by the Spanish conquistadores that it is quite difficult to rebuild what could give the visitor a real sense for the way the Inca culture existed and thrived. But there are some good attempts in this building and, if I understood correctly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We picked up our local guide, Diana, at the door and she gave us a great tour which included much of the Inca and Spaniard history while walking through this place. She was also very familiar with the Inca wall construction methods that have withstood earthquakes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I'd strongly urge you to use the services of a guide when you visit this ancient temple as there is a lot to learn and you'd be lost without their knowledge. Most of what was apparently constructed by the incas was lost when the Spanish arrived. They had in fact even covered the stone walls by plaster which only gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Make sure you hire a local guide when you go through, really helps understand the history this place truly holds. Awesome piece of history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There will be a full explanation about inca's astronomy and also you'll find some Spanish art and religion. Just an amazing place to visit and is only 3 blocks from main square

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It was very impressive to see an Inka temple and a Spanish cathedral fused in one structure. Definitely , a place that you must to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Pretty good place it is good to remind that the entrance is right beside the church and not at the sun avenue,which is another Museum that only accepts entrance if you buy a entire ticket for a lots of other museums. This one is just 10 soles which is totally worth it. You can see the original old constructions from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This site gives you a clear idea of how huge was the Inca Empire. Imagine the walls of stone all covered in sheets of solid gold, sophistication and art. All that is gone now. After the conquer of Peru, some lazy spanish engineers built the Church of Santo Domingo over the Inca temple, destroying part of this Temple and using... More 

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Address: Pampa del Castillo at Plazoleta Santo Domingo, Cusco, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco

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