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Convento de Santo Domingo, Cusco

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#6 of 45 in Sightseeing in Cusco
Church Tourist Spot
Once dazzling with gold-coated walls and solid gold statues, Convento de Santo Domingo now seems like a shell of its former self. Despite this, the temple--dedicated to the Inca sun god Inti--retains an air of mystique, as its blend of Inca and Spanish architecture symbolizes a clash of two empires. Legend has it the temple was stripped of most of its gold when the Spanish ransomed an Inca leader Atahualpa, forcing their enemies to surrender much of their wealth. You can admire the hardy architecture of the Inca temple, and imagine the ornate decorations that once graced it. By using our Cusco vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to Convento de Santo Domingo and other attractions in Cusco.
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  • A magical place with various aspects of inca culture and moments of amazing discoveries, with a fabulous exploration!
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  • Surprised to see the amazing place in downtown, surprised to see the amount of people inside. Not I could see in reality everything is because it is a sea of people, all mixed languages, loss of the tour, the Guide lost people... the truth, as admirable, archaeological site, that if not to enjoy it in the middle of the crowd...
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  • In my opinion the best Museum, is Santo Domingo Church built on the inca Sun Temple, the Museum is wonderful, it shows very well the events of colonization, preserved intact frescoes from the 16th century, Salis of the re-thinking you lots of things...
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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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