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Address: Pampa del Castillo at Plazoleta Santo Domingo, Cusco, Peru
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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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Another great temple

I went there with a group and it was very interesting. Quite crouded, but we could still enjoy it. Very Interesting place where Inca and colonial cultures meet

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I went there with a group and it was very interesting. Quite crouded, but we could still enjoy it. Very Interesting place where Inca and colonial cultures meet

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is the Catholic Santo Domingo Monastery built on the foundations of the Inca Koricancha Temple of the Sun. I found the Inca aspects of this place more interesting than the Catholic. Parts of the original building are still visible and a tour guide is invaluable to explain the various facets. Well worth a visit; even more so if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

From the outside this looks very impressive but I was a bit disappointed when I went inside. I thought the place would be packed full of artifacts and history but there wasn't really, there was an art display but it wasn't my cup of tea. There are some parts of an original Inca structure inside the building which is nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I saw this place and I can recomment it, is in the center of Cusco you can just walk fro your hotel and see how nice is that place!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The original Inca sun temple was stripped of all its gold and silver by the conquistadors before suffering the indignity of having a Catholic Church built on top of it. However an earthquake in 1950 destroyed much of the church, leaving the Inca building largely intact. A trip around the interior is fascinating, as is the nearby underground museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and well-maintained church and ancient Inca walls. Lovely gardens below, good quality museum - religious paintings in several rooms on the ground floor as well as an interesting contemporary art on the second level.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was super crowded, but due to its history well worth the visit. Try to get there early to avoid crowds. Recommend getting a guide to get more information - we missed out doing so.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place was SO busy when we visited. Some great views of Cusco on the terraces..but the sheer busyness of the place made it less than enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fascinating history, exceptional art, and wonderful mix of religion and culture. Day or night (I would recommend both for the great pictures), the story of the Incan foundation and church that sits on top of it is an interesting one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was quite possibly my favorite site in Cuzco. There is so much history vividly portrayed (the Spanish/Incan collision) and the old Inca architecture is incredible. We hired a guide right outside the site. It was nice to have her explain some of the Inca architecture so we could really appreciate their knowledge of mathematics and architecture. The gardens outside... More 

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