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Address: Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This ruin was once the most important temple of the Incas, which was later...

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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Whilst this is a definite must, I was a little disappointed with what I was able to see. I got there right on opening time, as did a couple of tour groups. Some of the rooms were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst this is a definite must, I was a little disappointed with what I was able to see. I got there right on opening time, as did a couple of tour groups. Some of the rooms were not open, in fact when I poked my head into one filled with art work, a cleaner told me to come back in... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Large temple where the clash of Inca and Spanish influences are apparent. The place itself is large and peaceful with amazing views of Cusco. It doesn't open until 1400 so don't go too early.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This church/monastery with original Inca walls was one of my favourite visits in Cuzco. On the inside, there are still some Inca temples, showing the clear differences between the Spanish building style and the Inca style. Not a very big museum, but very much worth it to go in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had visited Koricancha, and we didn't visit this place. Towards the end of our holidays we managed to go and it was amazing! it has a very different feel to other churches! it is a must!

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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was for me the most interesting place to visit in Perou even more than Machu Pichu that we Loved but found very touristical... This temple explains to you everything about the inca history and specially when Pissaro and the spanish took over the region with gunfires that scared the incas who should have won the battle... It is a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very interesting to see the mix of Inka and Spanish architecture. The church besides it holds very interesting paintings, including angels as Peruvian kids and others with a hint of satire, which makes it the most interesting if all. Free entrance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This site was the highlight of our visit to Cusco! The Inca's Qoricancha temple, preserved, and displayed, inside this colonial monastery. You can see several well-preserved very important Incan ritual buildings, including the probable "House of the Moon", the possible "House of Rainbows" and "House of Lightening", and well preserved portions of the "House of the Sun" and the heart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very interesting tourist site, both for Incan history and Catholic history. If you are interested in Catholicism, spend time reading all the descriptions in the room containing art from the Cusco school of art.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as part of a tour. The building and history are great but it was so busy you were literally shoulder to shoulder and couldn't get a feel for the place or really concentrate on reading or take Amy photos. They need to do a ticket system like Barcelona cathedral and you pay for your ticket and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great stop on our trip, we learned so much about the history of the area and the convent set atop the Incan ruins is eye opening. It was very crowded when we were there, there are a lot of huge tour groups that make the stop.

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