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Convento de Santo Domingo, Cusco
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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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  • The Temple of the Sun is a work of rare beauty and shows us what the Inkas did in terms of architecture. It's amazing how the large stones were being placed into the main Inka Temple of the region and is considered to be the navel of Cusco, or rather the center of cusco and where everything has been planned. The guide shows us how the Spaniards tried to destroy the inka culture through the disassembly of the temples and the catechesis of the people. Gradually the temples were leading the Catholic churches but much of the culture was preserved in Catholicism through the religious syncretism. The location cannot be photographed or filmed in some areas.
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  • without a doubt all the places that are in CUSCO, are a success, this is one of them, I recommend the visit in this place to be at night, THE PHOTOS ARE SPECTACULAR by the lights. :) :) :)
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  • In this place you can see shows as a structure on the original inca was mounted as a result of colonization. Very rich in its history, worth touring it with the help of a guide.
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