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“Magical” 5 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.
Crete, Greece
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“Magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

A must see , while in Cuzco . Peruvian ( Inca ) history at it's best , in the heart of the city . Minutes away from the Plaza de Armas . My suggestion is that you must read about this monument BEFORE you visit it . !!

Visited March 2012
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“Ancient Inca Temple turned Church”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I was not overly impressed with this structure, however I did enjoy hearing the history and the facts behind the structure and also seeing the remaining Inca artefacts inside. It's shame that the Spanish conquest came and destroyed such a incredible civilisation, and enforced their customs upon the Quechua people.

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“Superb stonework”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Truly impressive to see the intricacy and detail of the stonework which the Incas managed to achieve.

Visited December 2012
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“magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

our guide was outstanding and imparted so many interesting facts..........was particularly fascinated by the Inca water systems

Visited November 2012
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“The First Inca Temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of the best stops on the trip! The history, the 16th Century oil paintings and the Spanish religious relics make this a highlight of Cuzco City.

Visited January 2013
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