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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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  • The convent was built on an Incan Temple, therefore are vestiges of pre-Columbian architecture and above it colonial, very interesting construction
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  • Amazing woodwork, beautiful, no laminated gold and silver from other churches, but some works in wood on their altarpieces and altars as I have not seen elsewhere, must then go to the Museum, to see the Inca ruins, for which really do not have to pay guides, brochure delivered is enough, at least not read Spanish
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  • You fall off one surprise after the other when the tour of this monastery. Such as the Spanjarden have used Inca walls, rooms etc is something you have to have seen. Unimaginable. Insanely!
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