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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