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Convento de Santo Domingo

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Address: Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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 Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum, Qorikancha and San Pedro Market

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Interesting presentation on Inca and colonialSpanish history

Beautiful church and monastary tell an interesting story of the merger of two cultures, albeit a merger imposed on the Incas by the Spanish. Definitely a worthwhile 60-90 minute... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place 25 years ago. Brought my kids and the place was still being shown with "catacumbs". Not really. No reason to go there at all until they open again the underground catacumbs

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Akron, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful church and monastary tell an interesting story of the merger of two cultures, albeit a merger imposed on the Incas by the Spanish. Definitely a worthwhile 60-90 minute visit while in Cusco.

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Pulaski
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The front of this structure is a classic Roman Catholic, Spanish cathedral but as you progress through, the building becomes an original Inca temple. It is a unique blending of the cultures of Cuzco, both old and new.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

or how do you destroy great buildings as done by the Spanish...The combination of how this is done gives an interesting combination of partially inca and church type building woven together somehow. Nevertheless not to miss.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The convent is built on Inca ruins and contains some very beautiful colonial art work. The grounds are well maintained and there are some very good views of Cusco.

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Camarillo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect combination of Inca and Spaniard mixed into 1 compound. Everything is a much larger dimension.

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Ayacucho, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place sadly sits on what was the center of the Incan empire. The Spanish had a habit of destroying the best of many cultures in order to build their structures on top of these sites. That this was the center of the Incan empire is not in doubt as the precise stone work here is the finest there is... More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Coricancha was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, however, mostly destroyed after the 16th century war with the Spanish conquistadors, now much of its stonework forms the foundation of the S. Domingo church. The Museum could be better maintained.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I Was in Cusco and a friend of mine told me about backpacker Nation and i contacted them,so,they offered me GREAT tours with good attention,they showed me Stores where i could buy sourvenirs,alpaca clothes,luxury alpaca and more,they took me to the peruvian Food restaurants to eat delicious dishes,they have a wonderful Inca traíl and more tours with good prices,I recommend... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This is the sort of place that only makes sense if you have a guide to make you understand and to show you details that you would miss by yourself. Paper guides or internet would not help you. Very interesting.

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