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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 visit to the coricancha is a must for people who go to Cusco and want to learn about the inca culture. Recommend here to tour because this offers elements that go unnoticed, those of us who haven't studied enough about inca religion and culture.
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  • My Family and I visited the church built on the the ruins of the Incan Sun Temple. It's a quite an experience. The melding of the 2 cultures was amazing. The history is important and you'll need a gui...  more »
  • I had a "tiquete turistico" and with it I could only go into the museum, which still was pretty cool, the place has a nice garden where you can hang around for a while. If you want to go in to the Cov...  more »