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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  • August 16, 2017
    A magical place with various aspects of inca culture and moments of amazing discoveries, with a fabulous exploration!
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  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    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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