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Convento de Santo Domingo

Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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Half-Day Temples and Cusco City Tour
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Private Tour: Half-Day Cusco City Discovery Tour
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Private Cusco Walking Tour: Inca Museum, Qorikancha and San Pedro Market
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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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  • Average7%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

history of Inca and Spanish rule a must visit in Cusco spend time reviewing the contrast between the civilizations.........

Thank edmendoza69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quricancha was nice to see. The explanation plates near the entrance offer quite soms interesting details about the history of the place and the Inca's, however throughout the rest of the place there is no explanation in English provided. The place is super crowded, there's...More

Thank Iris H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was kind of sad to see the beauty of the church, knowing it was made by destroying ancient Inca temples. Incredible grounds and art. Also REALLY crowded on a Sunday.

Thank AREEN7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inca meets Catholic here. The convent itself is a lovely space, plus there are murals, paintings, Inca walls and even a library. A great place to learn some history and hang out.

Thank Seasick2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fact that there are beautiful gardens within these grounds, that even this land terraced in the heart of the city, that the ancient Incan temple was built over and around and turned into a convent with a Romanesque church that has a very Baroque...More

1  Thank Ginna W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arguably inseparable, the Convento de Santo Domingo is situated on the foundation walls of the historical Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun, see my other review). The convent itself is a fine example of Spanish colonial architecture. Don't miss the vestiges of the Qorikancha inside, such...More

Thank Niko P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the place itself doesn't have too much of the original structures left it's really the historical content of it that everyone comes here to learn more about. Whether with a tour guide or by yourself this place has so much background... and I am...More

1  Thank Greg R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being the main temple of the Incas, this is certainly a very important site. The Incan remains are difficult to interpret by yourself. I declined to hire a guide at the entrance, and maybe this was a mistake. There are signs which tell you what...More

Thank Nancy188633
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where: Cusco, Peru What: Qorikancha, an important Temple How was it: Just to clarify, the boleto touristico doesn't cover the temple entrance, just the museum which is located underground. The good part is the entrance to the museum is roughly 40 soles but it's included...More

1  Thank Discovering D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our stops on our half day Cusco city tour. It is a very beautiful building & it was interesting to hear the history behind it. The grounds all around the building are beautiful too, we heard you can tour them but...More

Thank BrussoDallas
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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.
27 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