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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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A place where you can see the mixture between the Spanish culture and the Inca

This is a very incredible place, here you can see, more than anywhere else in Cusco, the mixture between the Spanish culture and the Incas. As the legend tells, this place use to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very incredible place, here you can see, more than anywhere else in Cusco, the mixture between the Spanish culture and the Incas. As the legend tells, this place use to be The Sun Temple, the most important temple for the Inca empire, it was full of gold and you can see some of it.

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place but there is nothing special about it. There is a nice garden, but you can see it from outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an intriguing place to visit this is! Housed in the cloisters of this convent is some of the most stunning examples of Inca stone work you are ever likely to see. If this isn't enough to satisfy you there is a beautiful collection of fine Cusco style paintings. Personally I just loved the Church and its stunningly carved choir.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very important to visit this place to be able to understand the magnificent Quechua culture and its great importance in South America

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Family and I visited the church built on the the ruins of the Incan Sun Temple. It's a quite an experience. The melding of the 2 cultures was amazing. The history is important and you'll need a guide but it's worth it. Don't miss the modern art gallery on the 2nd floor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a "tiquete turistico" and with it I could only go into the museum, which still was pretty cool, the place has a nice garden where you can hang around for a while. If you want to go in to the Covento you will need to pay and additional fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a Spanish construction and underneath it was an Inca construction, the Inca walls are still preserved and gives the impression that the Spaniards did it to impose themselves, it costs to enter

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will learn a lot of Inca´s culture and spanish conquest,you can hire a tour guide in the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and worth the time to visit. There is a wall out on the balcony, however that you are not supposed to sit on. opps

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to see how the Inca structure was taken over by the Spanish Colonial. They have a small collection of lovely paintings as well.

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