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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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  • Average8%
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Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Worth the time to stop here on your tour. The gardens are lovely on the outside and so interesting on the inside. We went on a guided tour and glad we did!

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

The guide was wonderful showing us the old Inca Temple of the Sun now a Christian convent. The Incan stone work was simply amazing. The knowledge the Inca's had of the perfect location for the temple to catch the sun at there perfect moment, amazing.

Thank Marie G
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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Also part of the cusco city tour Highly recommend having a guide to take you through Our Guide was very good and we actually spent almost 45 mins in here going through the history Great visit and must do in cusco U can see the...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

Very interesting, we stopped here as part of our tour with Vantage and enjoyed the Convent & the incan ruins that this convent was built on top of .

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

We went on a Sunday afternoon...bad move. The place was infested with tour groups and pushy tour guides that had no concept that other people might want to look at the place. Avoid the tour groups if you can.

Thank Rich M
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

The header says most of it. Informational signs are excellent and gives a good background on the Inca site. The religious art is also interesting and gives comprehensive info on the symbols and meaning in the paintings.

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

The tour of the convent was interesting, especially the Incan ruins that the convent is built upon. The view looking of the city at sunset was very pretty.

Thank L0ve2travel0ften
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

You can really tell the original Inka stone work and what the colonials added on afterwards. Gardens are pretty

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

This place was originally the Sun Temple for the INCAS. Then, the Spanish built a church on top of it. You can still see par tof the old temple. It's simply amazing how they built all buildings. Definitely worth to visit

Thank LuisEUribe
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Interesting Architectural / culture of spanish assimilation of locals, Nice details inside of former palace. Peru is still in transition, We spoke with many Quecha and native pride is bounding. Ex. Many streets now have a spanish name and an indigenous name.

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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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