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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  • It is a place full of history and one of the more important quechua civilization in my opinion which les intereza history can go with a book as the guided non I was partial as correct, disinformation
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  • I've gone twice in my life and you still like me, it is a good place to visit to the land of the Incas. To give you a first idea of constructions and the Spanish destruction
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  • Within walking distance from the central square. The tail panels, but also in the lawn in front of the driveway to play. The fountain and sat by the pool in the Middle Stone got too good.
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