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“Somewhere between a monastery and a museum”

Convento de Santo Domingo
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$74.99*
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Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park and Cusco Sites
Ranked #24 of 173 things to do in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Interesting building & exhibits (to say the least). Provides info on the history of Incas and their building techniques. Does not take all that long to see it all so you shouldn't get bored and there are things for kids to enjoy too. Be sure not to miss the condor representation in the garden - many do!

4  Thank pd7
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

A must see , while in Cuzco . Peruvian ( Inca ) history at it's best , in the heart of the city . Minutes away from the Plaza de Armas . My suggestion is that you must read about this monument BEFORE you visit it . !!

5  Thank YIANNI S
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

I was not overly impressed with this structure, however I did enjoy hearing the history and the facts behind the structure and also seeing the remaining Inca artefacts inside. It's shame that the Spanish conquest came and destroyed such a incredible civilisation, and enforced their customs upon the Quechua people.

3  Thank Zahid K
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Inexpensive admission - wonderful colonial displays - well worth a visit. You could feel the tranquility that the monks experienced in the courtyard. Some excellent values on non woven handicrafts on the 2nd floor.

Thank AstonV1213
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

A unique mix of 16th century Catholic church construction, using much of the Incan ruins as a foundation and incorporating it into the overall design. Make sure you have a knowledgable guide to reveal the uniqueness of this church.

Thank MVH1951
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