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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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  • The highlight of this visit is undoubtedly the cloister, and to get the best of the time you should get a guide to talk you through the history and the fusion of the Inca and Spanish cultures.  more »
  • We visited the Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha) with a local guide. We had a ' shower ' of history, with the opportunity to visit the sacred sites of two cultures.
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  • 잉카문명에 관련된 돌이나 조각들, 그리고 건축양식이 남아있습니다. 또한 그위에 지어진 스페인 특유의 양식도 알 수 있습니다. 그냥 가서 보는 것보다 어느정도 배경지식을 알고있다면 더 뜻 깊을 것 같습니다. 가이드가 있다면 따라다니면서 설명을 들어도 좋을 것 같습니다. 아르마스 광장에서 멀지도 않습니다. 투어팀이 많아서 조용한 관람을 원하시면 일찍 가셔서 미...  more »