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Address: Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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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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Private Tour: Half-Day Cusco City Discovery Tour
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Inca architecture

Personally, I was very touched to see the inca walls inside the church, it's a shame what the conquistadors did to the inca culture. Still the way the walls were put together... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 24, 2012
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Rio das Ostras, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Personally, I was very touched to see the inca walls inside the church, it's a shame what the conquistadors did to the inca culture. Still the way the walls were put together makes one think how they did that.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

Nice mix of Inca walls and colonial monastery. A bit light on artifacts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

i think is a must but take a travel guide it will help you with answers and informations i liked the part of reconstruction the paintings is a part of history but you have seen better ;-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

Worth a visit, but to fully appreciate the Temple you need a guide. Even so, I would consider this a "must see" while in Cusco. Nothing to dislike, although better signage in English would help.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

Well worth it to get a guide. Someone at the gate very politely ask if we needed a guide, we paid about 25 sol. She also introduce us to Sacsayhuanma, which also turned out to be a beautiful visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

This site was also on the city tour and was bustling with tourists. Because I'd read the history of the Spanish conquistadors, I felt awe and sadness at visiting this sacred site, knowing its tragic fate. It is splendid to walk past at night when it is lit up...a bit haunting, really.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

The Coriancha was once the most elaborate and stunning Sun Temple. Meaning "courtyard in gold' in native Quechua, it once had a dazzling sun disc, its walls covered in panels, statues and alters-all in gold. Today ofcourse none of it is there, but one can imagine it all as one walks into the halls that house the remains- the walls,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

mild but steep climb then awesome view of other sites and the city

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

nice site to visit within the city. definitely get a guide to take you around, otherwise it will seem pointless.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

From the name and descriptions in books i was really looking forward to seeing this. Unfortunately i was probably my biggest disappointment of the trip. There was nothing really spectacular and the Temple has been renovated (by the Spanish i think, not new renovation) so very little of the original structure is still there. i was thinking this was going... More 

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