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“A Different Resurrection”

Convento de Santo Domingo
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Half-Day Temples and Cusco City Tour
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Private Tour: Half-Day Cusco City Discovery Tour
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Private Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum, Qorikancha and San Pedro Market
Ranked #8 of 172 things to do in Cusco
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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 June 20, 2013

Not far from the Cusco Plaza de Armas is this historically significant site. It is very interesting but hard to understand without a guide or a good written explanation. The Church of Santo Domingo rests on the foundation of the Incan Temple of the Sun. The Spanish had completely covered over the Incan temple using it as a foundation for the Church. An earthquake in 1950 exposed the ruins when the Spanish walls fell and the Incan ones held fast. Today, inside the church you can see the remains of the Incan temple walls, perhaps the finest example of Incan engineering and stonework. You can see how the Inca cut the stones to lock together and how the Spanish built directly on top of those walls. If you are in Cusco, you really need to see this site.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Very interesting but make sure you have a good guide like Fredy from Peru Path so you understand the meaning of Cusco and the amazing Inca culture and how advanced they were.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Koricancha is recognized as a sun temple of the inkas, the place show the building where the incas offer different sacrifices to their good Sun.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

I’m glad I visited the Qorikancha , however I was a little disappointed and would definitely get a guide / tour next time. It was still interesting and the gardens were lovely.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Just seeing this place makes me want to go back in time and kick all the Conquistadores in the %$#. Can't believe they converted the center of the Inca civilization into a Monastary. It really must have been a site with all the gold and silver still in place.

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