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“Holy Moly - So similar to Sakkara”

Convento de Santo Domingo
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Half-Day Temples and Cusco City Tour
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$126.00*
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Private Tour: Half-Day Cusco City Discovery Tour
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$59.00*
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Private Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum, Qorikancha and San Pedro Market
Ranked #8 of 173 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 April 6, 2014

Anyone who has visited Imhotep's temple at Sakkara, Egypt, will be BLOWN AWAY by how similar the architecture of the Temple of the Sun is. Can this possibly be coincidence?!? And even if you haven't, marveling at the skill of these bronze age builders is worth the time. Nice to go with a guide who can describe what's what, otherwise you are just looking at very well made bricks.

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is a great place to spend your afternoon in Cusco. You can see the Incan, Spanish, and Arabic influences all in one place. It provides a great opportunity to learn more about the Incan empire, and I was very impressed with the architecture of the site. I did not have a guide because we were not sure how much time we wanted to spend there, but I would definitely recommend one if you are into that sort of experience.

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Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a beautiful site which demonstrates very well the melding of Incan and Spanish culture. This is a must-see site because of the near-complete Incan buildings housed inside. Also, the large Incan bricks are incredible to behold.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Quite good to see. Not a lot there though + you do need a tour guide to explain it in detail or you would miss out

1  Thank Derek M
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

again, go with a guide, you will walk away with a greater appreciation and a lot more info about what you are looking at.

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