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Address: Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This ruin was once the most important temple of the Incas, which was later...

This ruin was once the most important temple of the Incas, which was later used as a base for the Church of Santo Domingo when the Spanish conquered the city.

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Amazing juxtaposition of Inca and Spanish architecture

We came here while on a city tour of Cusco with a very informative tour guide. To hear the history of the Convent and see the different architecture/engineering styles blend in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here while on a city tour of Cusco with a very informative tour guide. To hear the history of the Convent and see the different architecture/engineering styles blend in one building is amazing. To top it off there are various interesting paintings matching the Inca/Spanish influence. Also, the gardens are beautiful. Definitely a must see while in Cusco.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will discover the history of Dominican monks up in Peruvian Andes. You may need a tour guide or some kind of heads up with the information inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is built on the old ancient Inka Sun temple and much of the Inka foundations are still in use in this attraction. Also inside are still parts of the Inka buildings and walls that are also part of the Spanish church which was built on top of the Inka Temple. This is a must see and plan on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the truest Spanish style, active-local religious shrines were destroyed or Catholic churches were built upon them. This was an active Inca site and was blended with Catholic uses. Great chance to see both styles of architecture. Know that the most refined Inca stone work was reserved for the most sacred locations/uses.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This convent shows some of the old Incan ruins on which it was built, as well as how it is used now. It is a very attractive place with wonderful gardens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed are visit here. There are better examples on the Inca ruins elsewhere so it would be a place I would skip if you are short on time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on a guided tour, and were fascinated by the history he told us, starting with the Inka remains and through the Spanish history. The cloisters are lined with Spanish oil paintings showing biblical scenes, but we also went into a gallery where there were paintings in the Cuzco school. There is a whimsical story about Peruvians predicting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I asked the concierge at the Marriot the place in Cusco I cannot miss and told me to go there. He was right. it was the best place I visited in the city of Cusco. This was the temple of the sun and center of Inca empire. The church was built around. So you can visit both cultures at once.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the half day Cuzco tour. Beautiful gardens and a bit of history. Really enjoyable attraction

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are immaculate, and the history behind it is great. At night the building is beautifully illuminated.

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