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Temple of the Sun (Coricancha)

Pampa del Castillo at Plazoleta Santo Domingo, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #9 of 100 Attractions in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I am still not sure how much this "all-access multi-site" ticket was supposed to cost. I think it was s/170 each! Well, we were not about to do that. After a long conversation with an employee, he "allowed" us to enter for s/10 each. The employee was insistent that this was an exception and not a normal occurrence. At this... More

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Tongeren, Belgium
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Nice walk to visit the Temple of the Sun. A book of TinTin (belgian author: Hergé) was based on this site.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Impressive, relatively short, intense trail hike through very interesting ruins. Highly recommend this as part of the Sacred Valley experience.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

the story behind the Inca-Spanish temple- church is thought provoking ...appreciate how the Peruvians have combined Catholicism with the ancient worship

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The stone work was interesting and the courtyard was very pretty. The paintings are fantastic - we arrived shortly before closing and would have liked more time to ponder The Milky Way. Not sure why there is a toy museum on the second floor; it seemed a bit out of place.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was an fascinating explanation of how the temple was built to withstand earthquakes. The way the blocks fit together is exactly the same way legos fit together so that they would provide some flexibility during an earthquake. The little bit of gold at the end of the tour depicting the Sun God lets you imagine how magnificent it must... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Was great to see history right in the middle of town. Grab a guide for extra at the door (you pay them at the end) for added information as there isn't much information inside. I thought it was worth seeing!

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Oregon
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Under saving the best for last, this was our final stop with our Kuoda guide. The "Navel of the World" was best understood in the context of all the other Inca and colonial sites we had visited and was a wonderful culmination of our trip.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This temple is a church, museum and ruins visit all in one. The temple houses the ruins of the Inca temple long destroyed and the new church built on it's foundation. There is art and a ton of history on the Inca empire inside the walls of this attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Koricancha is located in the same city Cusco inside architectural work very advanced for its time is displayed, visit their facilities senciillamente was impressive.

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