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. Work out when and for how long to visit Convento de Santo Domingo and other Cusco attractions using our handy Cusco trip planning tool .
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  • He walked through the galleries of the koricancha and me.encontre with a mural of the Andean sky and a map of the huakas of the whole Empire, simply amazing.
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  • The Museum is composed of two parts: the upper part, not included in the tourist ticket (which gives you access to multiple sites) is quite interesting, with many artifacts of the inca culture. The bottom (included in ticket) has some really cool mummies. The garden is also beautiful. Recommend!
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  • until we see this, always they taught us in school that when invaded the Spaniards with their religion, planted his churches on top of Inca temples and not I imagined it until I saw this, a part of the rich history of the city.
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  • Beautiful church, just be aware the ladies with llamas outside are after your soles.
  • The complex is very beautiful for its colonial architecture, but is a flavorless, because it shows the tragedy that represented the conquest of the Spaniards to the Inca civilization, not only because they demolished part of a sacred Temple, but in a sign of pride to the impose one God over another, built the convent of Santo Domingo on the Inca temple as a sign of freehold and even tyranny. It is as if they invade us aliens and we would be slaves life destroying our churches to impose their beliefs on us.
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  • A church quite impressive, very different from the other churches can be seen in the city. The interior design is very special and I recommend to go see. Admission is free and you can visited the temple just next door at the same time but which will be paid
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  • Fantastic, the Church is an imposing work externally and a phenomenal wealth in your interiors, his sculptures are works of art.
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  • Association of Santo Domingo (Temple of the qorikancha = Sun) Qorikancha Qori seems to represent the "domicile" Kancha is "Golden". On top of breaking the top Spain who take away everything you want from the temple was filled with gold and the remaining is built the Church of turrigueres style. That strain when then, Cuzco in the earthquake, the Church tragically come tumbling down, but only the foundation stones, and one not.
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