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Address: Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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

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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Inca and Spanish History - All Tied Together

We spent about 45 min with an excellent guide seeing this venue. We hired a guide to take us through the Cathedral and here. It was worth the few extra dollars because we... read more

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Patricia W
Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent about 45 min with an excellent guide seeing this venue. We hired a guide to take us through the Cathedral and here. It was worth the few extra dollars because we learned so much history. This site is definitely worth you time.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quick stop, some awesome archeological stones from Inka times and a good history lesson. The grounds are well maintained and the little museum underground will blow your mind.

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Southeast Romania, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Incredible place in the city of cusco where you can observe the union of 2 cultures the Inca and the western buildings very impressed each one in its time thanks

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Moriah, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful building inside and out. The courtyard with its flowers, arches, ceramic ceiling tiles and frescos is lovely. But what is even more interesting is the stonework that has been uncovered from the original Inca Temple of the Sun the Spanish built over. The stones look like lego blocks that fit tight. There is a stone to... More 

Thank MoriahMel
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This templo is over the coricancha or templo of the god sun It is fascinating to see the remains of the templo that was destroyed by the Dominican priest and the Spanish Inquisition Great place to see the story and the damage Spanish conquistador made in Peru

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West Des Moines, IA, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Inca remains are obvious in the grounds of the convent. It is an impressive building with lovely grounds.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The convent of Santo Domingo stands on incredible Inka ruins and provides a view of how both cultures were combined to create today's Cuzco. The church is built integrating Inka vestiges of wonderful structures that make this probably the most important place to visit in Cuzco. It has a beautiful Spanish courtyard in the middle and provides wonderful vies of... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Convent is in the center of town and looks like many other structures. Inside you will see several well described exhibits about the building techniques of the Pre-Columbian and Columbian people. The earlier stone work is integrated into the foundation of the building for a new purpose. There are extensive gardens as well to stroll around.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth taking a tour guide to learn about why the Church of Santo Domingo was built atop of the important Incan Temple known as Qurikancha. Simply amazing to see the Incan structures that have withstood hundreds of years of earthquakes with their ingenious interlocking engineering systems. Nice artwork, gardens, and more. This is a great start to learnin about Cusco,... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

In the centre of Cusco is situated this hystoric building. At night it is illuminated. Go and see the3n temple inside and outsite. A great nview from the Avenue del Sol

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