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Convento de Santo Domingo

Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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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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Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Catholics will enjoy this very much and anyone interested in the history of the area. Some pre-Columbian relics remain.

Thank Gwen P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I came with a group tour pretty fresh off of my overnight flight, so admittedly I may not have been in the best frame of mind to tour any building. Our guide did point out the interesting Incan walls that are still standing inside of...More

Thank austinfamilyof4
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the place where we learned how the old relegation was integrated into the new and how, in some subjects, the Quetchua (headed by Inka) were scientifically evolved. Undoubtedly worth a visit.

Thank Catarina R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was absolutely amazing and interesting place to visit. We especially liked the paintings and sculptures . The way it was built to escape earthquake damage was also interesting

Thank Maurice B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here as part of a tour that saw multiple sites. Having a tour guide explain the history of the structures made the visit much better, but this is definitely a stop you can skip. We had a very short visit and this is...More

Thank Lesley L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is only 15 soles, so is worth the visit. just 2 blocks from Plaza de Armas. Get a tour guide. He or she can make you get the best of the tour. Take a camera to take pictures of the garden.

Thank _edilialuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as part of our city tour. The church was built over the Inca Sun Temple. The history was very interesting about how the Incas used to sacrifice a young girl to the Sun God asking for the sun to return at the...More

Thank jabitz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of the Cusco city tour, I felt a bit sad while inside. You can see that it is a mixture of Inca ruins on top of which the Spanish conquistadors built a religious edifice. At every corner you can see the destruction...More

Thank Sebastian D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a tour of Peru, and the best way to see this Cathedral is with a tour guide that knows Inca history. He explained how this Colonial city built in the17th century atop existing Inca foundations,creating one of a kind architecture. and how...More

1  Thank bkpoud2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting building. Originally build as an Inca temple it was later turned into a Catholic Church which utilised some of the existing architecture. It was really interesting to see how the two different architectural styles exist in the same building

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Melissa N
March 5, 2017|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
As you are not allowed to wander around the Convent on your own, you are taken around the building by an 'in-house' guide anyway. Our was fine and did a good job of highlighting all the points of interest.
August 27, 2015|
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Response from bonzelle1 | Reviewed this property |
i don't know what time it is open but i loved seeing it from the inside. i didn't have a guide but still enjoyed it. there are signs on the walls that you can read. you can also get a guide inside if you wish. i loved the... More