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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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Erected on top of Incan temple site

An incredible church erected on top of one of the holiest Incan religious sites in Cusco. Be sure to tour the ruins of the Inca site as well as the church.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

An incredible church erected on top of one of the holiest Incan religious sites in Cusco. Be sure to tour the ruins of the Inca site as well as the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We went to visit this as part of a city tour, so did not have long to spend here. Our guide was very knowledgeable and showed us how the INCAs joined the stones together for their building. It was strange to find the INCA temple in the Roman catholic church. It would have been nice to have had longer to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This was a really neat and unique site to visit right in the heart of Cusco and no far at all from the main plaza. We had been outside taking pictures at night the night before the tour and it was beautiful all light up at night with Christmas lights. A nice stop on the city tour.

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San Juan, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

You must go! No words can describe how awesome it is to find an ancient temple (okay, 20% of it at least) within a seemingly traditional Spanish convent.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It was very crowded the day of the visit. No pictures are allowed in parts of the convent. Pictures allowed in the center of facility.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We walked to Mass there. it was right around the corner from Casa Andina so it was really convenient. The church was beautiful and we lived the Mass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This church was built on top of what was a very impressive Inca temple, and some of the walls of that temple can be seen at this site. This is a good place to see the ingenuity and precision of the Inca builders up close.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Few still remains from the most important Inca place in Cuzco. Spanish used Inca stones to built their church and convent. Some of the Inca structures were rebuilt after last century earthquake. Nice collection of religious paintings from XVII century. It is private, and ticket is not included in either archeological ticket nor religious ticket.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

A beautiful church built over Inca temples. Fascinating history, be sure to use a guide so you can understand what you are seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Cusco is full of historical places and the Convento de Santo Domingo cannot be missed! You will discover a lot about Peru's History and Architecture and specially about the Spanish conquests and the Inca Empire. Outside is also gorgeous!

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