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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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  • History and beautiful images, it's worth the tour for understanding of each ward, the garden seen from above is very beautiful
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  • One of the best of all Cusco, this Catholic convent stands out for the treasure of inca architecture that keeps in its cloister. Complete temples that appeared after some earthquakes. Indispensable for lovers of history and architecture.
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  • This is a beautiful building. It was visible from the court yard of my hotel and it hangs beautifully over Cusco! Interesting history and well worth a visit. Drop in and see the people at Tea Time, wh...  more »