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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 best place to see the architectural combination between the remnants of The Temple of the Sun (inca period) with the built-on-top Church of Santo Domingo.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Cordoba, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The best place to see the architectural combination between the remnants of The Temple of the Sun (inca period) with the built-on-top Church of Santo Domingo.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

overdone ruin in town. repeating the same info you hear everywhere else. at least its cheap and something to do in town. better to head out to Sacred Valley

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Foothill Ranch, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The outside of the sun temple is huge and invites travelers to come check out what is inside. Make sure you book some type of tour so you know what you're viewing. I was really impressed with the amount of artwork that is in the center square. This is a beautiful temple and stunning grounds.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Qurikancha, in Cusco, is an ideal introduction to the ancient Incan civilization. Spending time in this area provides a primer of many examples of the Incan civilization. The exactness of the stonework, the engineering evidenced by the structures combined with the realization of the era creates nothing short of amazement. This is a tour that is best completed with a... More 

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Delhi, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very interesting as the lower part of the building is still Inca walls and then modern building over it .

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The same can be skipped if you are on a short duration since if you see any of the central down town area they all look the same

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is the former Temple of the Sun which was purportedly the most beautiful and sacred temple in the Incan empire. It contained many gold objects and was covered in gold plates . The Spaniards destroyed the temple, stripped its gold and constructed the Convent of Santo Domingo on its foundation. One can see and appreciate the beautifully fitted Inca... More 

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Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had the chance to see Qurikancha as the first impression of Cusco when we arrived from the airport. It's really a nice view from outside and you see always a lot of tourist around this area. as you have to pay an entrance and we had less time, I'm not able to comment it from inside.

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Paracas, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This really is an amazing site, as is just about everything in Incan Peru. We had Fred from Condor Travel as our guide and he was an overflowing font of information about all of the sites. As an archaeology student, he really made everything come alive for us! I highly recommend hiring a guide, and get Fred if you can!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I would have liked this better had it not been so over crowded. It was hard to see or get to anything.

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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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