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“A great example of fine Inca stonework” 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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“A great example of fine Inca stonework”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is truly amazing to visit this site and witness how far superior the Inca era stonework was to that of the subsequent Spanish work. The colonial works surrounding the Inca temple have repeatedly succumbed to earth quakes over the centuries while the Inca work endures largely intact.

Visited January 2013
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“Great cultural site in Cusco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Saw as part of the Cusco city tour - really unique piece of architecture and guides are knowledgeable. Nice way to start the trip.

Visited September 2012
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“WHOW - and all that without knowledge of the wheel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a remarkable sight to see. But, a guide is a "MUST" It's so difficult to know what to look at first. A guide can sort that out. No matter how many books you read before you get here, a guide has the 'reasl' experience to point out 'what's-what'.!

Visited January 2013
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“History not to miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Just loved to visit this sacred place. Easy to get around and well explained. You will not be dissappointed.

Visited November 2012
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“Up close and personal with history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The temple of the sun is literally inside a convent. This is what happens when you build great architecture and the Spanish decide they'd like to repurpose it. For a very reasonable fee, you can explore the temple, see the former water ways, admire the cathedral and enjoy the lawn.

Visited October 2012
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