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“good history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Temple of the Sun (Coricancha)

Temple of the Sun (Coricancha)
Pampa del Castillo at Plazoleta Santo Domingo, Cusco, Peru
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Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour
Ranked #7 of 89 Attractions in Cusco
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.
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“good history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

time well spent, too many tourists, but good gardens, nd a good perspective before you see the other sites

Visited September 2012
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“Easy to get to”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Hire a guide so you get more than just walking around looking at the Inca Wall part. The grounds are pretty, and there are some English translations in the church, but I would have gotten more out of it with a guide

Visited October 2012
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“Unbelievable sight at the end of a long trek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We worked hard to get there on the 4 day Inca Trail...it was worth every minute and we appreciated it that much more. The final Gringo Challenge steps were a great way to fight to the finish.

Visited October 2012
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“most amazing building in the city of Cusco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

this is a must visit in Cusco, you will see the magnificent ancient construction that the Incas build before the spaniels come and crumble all of it down not before took all the gold and kill many Indians, well it woth it to come an see what they all did and accomplish the (incas) using nothing more and nothing else that rudimentary tools like harder stone than the one they were using to build their own buildings and some others tools made out of alienations with other metals..overall its well worth it and a unique experience well worth it. Besides its included in your ticket to city tour! so just do it!

Visited October 2012
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

How amazing to learn how the Incas built walls that withstood major earthquakes and still exist today. There is some beautiful artwork too

Visited October 2012
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