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Convento Santo Domingo, Cusco
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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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  • touring the facilities, takes you on a trip to the history of INCA people and the arrival of the Spaniards, the building is well preserved, comfortable to that path and I very friendly.
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  • The convent of Santo Domingo in Cusco, Inca was a place where paid offerings to the gods, although it is an old colonial building, but the convent of Santo Domingo was built on an ancient temple of the Inca civilization. The bases of the different terraces are all garden and foundations of the Church are the old wall built in the temple which was built before the Spanish conquest. The source of water flowing in the gardens under the temple contained a sacred cloak for ancient civilizations. Very recommended visit.
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  • Great place to meet! The building is very nice and witness the "story" so closely is fascinating! Our imagination raves! :-) Always try to have their first contact with the points of interest accompanied by a guide. There's a lot behind it.
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