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Convento de Santo Domingo

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Be sure to have a tour guide take you through as the history is incredible. We visited as part of the overall Cusco City Tour which I would highly recommend.

Thank rcorson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is pretty cool, and there is some interesting history, but honestly it wasn’t that interesting. There are a couple rooms with some stones, and a few boards with history, but not much else. The garden in the back had a good view so...More

Thank PillowPopper
Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is about 10 mins away from the Plaza de Armas. It is a very beautiful building both during the day and at night. The museum is interesting to visit to understand the history of the people and culture.

Thank nldogbert
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is rather unique and special as actually a convent was built around an old Inka temple, which today still partially is visible. The convent itself is yet another sample of Spanish colonial architecture which to us seems so impressive, but is looked-at differently...More

Thank RolfG455
Reviewed 1 week ago

great find about 1 km from our hotel; on a busy road-forget the name! not too far from the plaza. spent about an hour or so here. nice courtyard

Thank bill062
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was keen to visit this site however on Sundays they only open at 2pm so getting there at the opening time meant a very large crowd. The ticket line moved fast and once in there is a lot to see. I move toward the...More

Thank Pontinha2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An old monastery built upon an even older Incan ruin makes for a very interesting visit, specially since the incan ruin can be seen from within the monastery, giving the place a very eclectic feel that i have not seen anywhere else.

Thank OscarEvia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must go for history lovers. It was the ancient Inca Temple of Inti, the sun god, an it has impressively preserved structures of the original temple. I recommend you get a guide to walk you through the place since the offered information...More

Thank Nelly G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get a guide to truly appreciate the story and tragedy of this sacred Inca site which still demonstrates the amazing construction skills on the civilisation and a central point of their culture

Thank andywestonwebb2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church building sits on top of what was once an Inka temple. Truly a shameful reminder how Catholicism destroys cultures and civilization. The surviving Inkan wall of interlocking polygonal rocks illustrates their architectural and mathematical genius. It’s fantastic that the Spanish Catholic conquistadores have...More

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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.
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Bakaneko85
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
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