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Address: Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A must for Cusco

The convent is built on spectacular Inca stonework - exemplified inside and outside. The courtyard is very attractive and the paintings reflect the struggles between Catholicism... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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horsham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The convent is built on spectacular Inca stonework - exemplified inside and outside. The courtyard is very attractive and the paintings reflect the struggles between Catholicism and Traditional cultures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good place to visit for about an hour or so. There is not a huge amount to see, but the convent is a lovely building, there are some outside areas you can visit, you get to walk around at the church, and there are some Inca ruins there too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped here on our Cusco city tour. It's a beautiful cathedral, with amazing artwork. The exterior is also interesting and overlooks the grassy area that was formerly a river running through town. It's best with a guide to learn the history and feature of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a working convent with 18 Friar's living here. Tourists are able to access half the convent. Here you will see original paintings, exquisite ceilings and the fallout from the last earthquake which destroyed much of the second level. Inca architecture throughout so more likely an Inca temple back in the 1400's. You will find rooms dedicated to the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right next to this convent lies the ancient sun temple of the Incas. This Sun temple and the fresco of the stars are definitely worth a visit. Make sure you first hire a guide outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While can be crowded, well worth visit. Take the time to look at the stone work of the Inca's verse the Spanish. Here you can see how the Incas designed their interlocking stone work. When you are on the out side garden, you can see a cross section of the Inca double walled retaining wall. As you look at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a setting plus interesting small Inca temples are contained inside. There are great painting plus some explanations of the history of the Incas.

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Oud-Zuilen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is one of the 'must-see' churches in Cuzco. It provides a good insight in the construction of the Inca temple, with different astronomical features. The church and museum have also a great collection of religious art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will need a guide to understand the very rich history of the sacred grounds. We hired a guide at the front door for 40 Sol. She explained in detail the Convento's history. I was amazed how much of the Inca's stones still existed even after the Spanish Conquest. We visited around 12:00 p.m. There were no crowds. Around 1:30... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to see. Your need a guide, great explanations. Very clean and well preserved. Excellent experience

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