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Address: Santo Domingo s/n, Cusco, Peru
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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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A lot of history and architecture bridging several periods. Monastery was built around the Incan temples. Notice the temples and the corner stones that have only moved an inch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Atlantic Beach, Florida

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lot of history and architecture bridging several periods. Monastery was built around the Incan temples. Notice the temples and the corner stones that have only moved an inch during centuries of earthquakes. Just amazing engineering.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Qurikancha is an odd to the Inca's building prowess. Even after all the plaster, that was put on by the Spaniards, was shaken off by an earthquake the original 1000 plus year old structure stands beautifully still. If you want to go to the museum part of this site, make sure to show up with plenty of time left to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As I was visintg the diferent rooms and looked at the excellent way the fitted the stones in a perfect way, you love it get a good guide so its better to enjoy and bring back alive those times and grandiosity of this culture

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Adelaide
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed viewing the historical aspects of this site. The gardens are lovely, a nice place to relax on a warm day.

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Thank Aussie059
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Qorikancha is found inside a colonial church in Cuzco. The Spaniards had torn down much of the Incan temple and used the stone in their own building projects. The Incan remains have been discovered in stages after earthquakes have caused parts of the colonial structure to collapse over the course of several hundred years. You'll see some classic trapezoidal stonework,... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were very happy to have seen the most important temple of the Inca's empire! The temple boasts the finest stone masonry, a special technique of the Incas. But the most important is that it last in spite of a big effort of the Spaniards to destroy it and built Santo Domingo Church on top of it. However, their church... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The original Incan site was destroyed by the Spanish, in particular the Santo Domingo Brothers. What a travesty! But it has not left enough of the Inca ruins to really make it so dramatic. It's great for seeing how the Incans built the walls, how they cut and moved the stone, how they planned their buildings but it's not so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much here of interest; not least the clash of cultures to create such a unique mishmash of religious worship. It's well set out and interesting for a wander; there are lots of nooks and crannies. Choose a side route to walk to it. It's also worth taking your camera if you only sometimes take one out.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Qurikancha is one of those places that you have to know the history behind in order to appreciate it. (Simply reading about it online is sufficient) I've never done the tour, but I always enjoy walking by this ancient sun temple and reflecting on the Inca past & history. So fascinating and recommended for tourists to Cusco!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No matter what your interest...incredible Inca buildings, Spanish colonial churches, colonial artwork, or the classic story of what happens when a thriving civilization is defeated by another...this site has it all. Definitely add it to your "must see" list when in Cusco!!

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