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Convento de Santo Domingo

Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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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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Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fascinating mix between Incan & Catholicism. Really enjoyed walking through. We didn't pay for the tour, but just enjoyed walking at our own pace & taking it all in.

Thank jzyhsy08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit, you get a great impression on how the incas build their houses/palaces. Too bad, the roman catholics destroyed so much.

Thank HansenNienke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in the middle of Cusco, you can't miss this spot! It's got peaceful gardens for yoga or walking around, historical interiors to learn about Cusco. This was one of my favorite spots! You do have to pay an entry fee ... and be prepared...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Convento de Santo Domingo is really a must-see. It is so fascinating to see the foundation of the Inca temple and this great Spanish convent built onto it. The convent itself is also really impressive. It is as if the Spanish wanted to outbeat the...More

Thank MGO99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple was destroyed by its Spanish invaders who with this structure as a foundation built the Convent of Santo Domingo. Nowadays, only a curved outer wall and partial ruins of the inner temple remain at the site. Inside is a large collection of paintings...More

Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in Inca history/ruins then the Q'orikancha (which the Spanish turned into Santo Domingo) is a must-see site. The Spanish church was built on top of the seminal Inca temple. From the outside you can see the original Inca walls; and more walls...More

Thank jgolomb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there after pay the package in the main square where many guides try convince you to pay them. I paid for a whole tour with bus and guide : 25 soles. It´s question of negotiation. I had the "boleto turistico". I don´t know...More

Thank Jeffe O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am so happy I visited here even though it's not a major activity in Cusco. The entrance fee was only 15 soles (8 soles for students) and what is inside is so worth it! The walls were made with such precise masonry it's hard...More

Thank bleachedrose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would recommend to have a guided tour. You can find people outside the building willing to do it for $25 - $30 soles. Nice place to visit with a lot of history, I did enjoy the Sun temple ruins, in really good shape (even...More

Thank Sofia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to see the original Qorikancha walls and Spanish walls above, and this was really beautiful. They had the convento next to it with its huge patio, and you could see all the amazing paintings from the Cuzcqueño school of painting. Really beautiful

Thank Cuatrodivas
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Melissa N
6 March 2017|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
As you are not allowed to wander around the Convent on your own, you are taken around the building by an 'in-house' guide anyway. Our was fine and did a good job of highlighting all the points of interest.
28 August 2015|
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Response from bonzelle1 | Reviewed this property |
i don't know what time it is open but i loved seeing it from the inside. i didn't have a guide but still enjoyed it. there are signs on the walls that you can read. you can also get a guide inside if you wish. i loved the... More