Iglesia De Santo Domingo, Cusco

4.5
Once dazzling with gold-coated walls and solid gold statues, Iglesia 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. Work out when and for how long to visit Iglesia De Santo Domingo and other Cusco attractions using our handy Cusco trip planning tool .
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  • The place is beautiful and full of history. So, take it easy and enjoy to know every detail and learn a little more about the local culture. If possible, go with a guide, because it is worthwhile and it will inform you all the details that are not possible to understand by going alone. If you don't give the guide, go anyway, because it's worth the visit.
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  • This is a gorgeous building with fascinating history. Definitely a top site to visit in Cusco. All the signs were in both Spanish and English. The only negative was that it was extremely crowded with ...  more »
  • It truly was fascinating to see some of the original Incan stones, and how remarkable their construction and architecture was to stand up to the region's seismic activity, especially compared to that ...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to see true treasured skills and history
  • Good representation of catholic churches in peru
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  • Beautiful church, just be aware the ladies with llamas outside are after your soles.
  • Nice place. You always have the feeling that there are things to change in this country. That there are churches built on Inca monuments is something inevitable at this point. But besides that the church has made a private museum where the funds of the state's cultural heritage go to their coffers is something that leaves them worse off than they already are.
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