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Convento Santo Domingo, Cusco

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4.6/5 based on 170 reviews on the web
Ancient religion and history buffs should not miss Convento Santo Domingo, a colonial church erected directly over the ruins of Koricancha, the largest sun-worship Indian temple. The church, built as a show of colonial might, aimed to suppress the local culture and religion of the Inca people. The original temple was said to be one of the most impressive structures of pre-colonial Cusco. The present church impresses nonetheless, with an architectural style leaning towards baroque with an opulent interior. Look out for parts of the original temple in and around the church. Add Convento Santo Domingo to your Cusco travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cusco vacation trip planner.
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  • A convent of the colonial era, with the typical constructions of the colony, has excellent pictures and unique environments, his relics are from religious and pictorial.
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  • The convent of Santo Domingo or the Koricancha, is the best expression of religious syncretism, which you can see in the beautiful city of Cusco, and therefore historical heritage of humanity. Of visit more than mandatory, truly a gem!
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  • From where it you look at it you are impacted. When tell you the story of the place but still. Luxuries of their ancestors and is worth the pena visiarlo with guide so that they can understand several things that if one goes only vera only stones and columns.
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