Old Inca temple- now San Domingo church- interesting interior - crowded- nice museum on 1 st floor and exposition on ground floor. Worth to visit.
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This monastery is important because it rests on top of the holiest place in the Inka empire, the temple of the Sun. When the Spanish conquered the Inka, they destroyed most of the Inka complex (but not all), and built their Dominican church right over...More
Built over the top of a former Inca temple this is a fascinating clash of cultures and religions. Inside are the remains of the Inca temple which also surround the cloister. Go with a guide or a good guide book to get the most of...More
Fascinating mix between Incan & Catholicism. Really enjoyed walking through. We didn't pay for the tour, but just enjoyed walking at our own pace & taking it all in.
Worth a visit, you get a great impression on how the incas build their houses/palaces. Too bad, the roman catholics destroyed so much.
Right in the middle of Cusco, you can't miss this spot! It's got peaceful gardens for yoga or walking around, historical interiors to learn about Cusco. This was one of my favorite spots! You do have to pay an entry fee ... and be prepared...More
Convento de Santo Domingo is really a must-see. It is so fascinating to see the foundation of the Inca temple and this great Spanish convent built onto it. The convent itself is also really impressive. It is as if the Spanish wanted to outbeat the...More
The temple was destroyed by its Spanish invaders who with this structure as a foundation built the Convent of Santo Domingo. Nowadays, only a curved outer wall and partial ruins of the inner temple remain at the site. Inside is a large collection of paintings...More
If you're interested in Inca history/ruins then the Q'orikancha (which the Spanish turned into Santo Domingo) is a must-see site. The Spanish church was built on top of the seminal Inca temple. From the outside you can see the original Inca walls; and more walls...More
I went there after pay the package in the main square where many guides try convince you to pay them. I paid for a whole tour with bus and guide : 25 soles. It´s question of negotiation. I had the "boleto turistico". I don´t know...More