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Convento de Santo Domingo, Cusco

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Very disturbing to see what the catholic church and spanish conquerors did to the local culture and religion. 
  • Impressive, what you can not miss, beautiful gardens, beautiful central courtyards, the Church fantastic Wow and its beautiful surroundings, you can not miss it
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  • go to Coricancha in its early days, with guide, usually on the citytour goes through it.. There will be the basis for the information the inca epoch, amazing how the temples were built and etc.
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