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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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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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I Was in Cusco and a friend of mine told me about backpacker Nation and i contacted them,so,they offered me GREAT tours with good attention,they showed me Stores where i could buy... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Coricancha was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, however, mostly destroyed after the 16th century war with the Spanish conquistadors, now much of its stonework forms the foundation of the S. Domingo church. The Museum could be better maintained.

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Thank Elise L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I Was in Cusco and a friend of mine told me about backpacker Nation and i contacted them,so,they offered me GREAT tours with good attention,they showed me Stores where i could buy sourvenirs,alpaca clothes,luxury alpaca and more,they took me to the peruvian Food restaurants to eat delicious dishes,they have a wonderful Inca traíl and more tours with good prices,I recommend... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the sort of place that only makes sense if you have a guide to make you understand and to show you details that you would miss by yourself. Paper guides or internet would not help you. Very interesting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This monastery was built on the most sacred temple of the inca and it is comprised of inca foundations which are earthquake -proof and the colonial/1950's rebuild which is less so. I hired a guide for 30 soles who gave an excellent tour of the inca temple based on accounts of direct descendants of inca royalty. This is a must... More 

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Magaluf
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely time exploring this convent. Great history attached to it. There is a lovely view of the city from the windows. Well worth visiting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fascinated with the ruins and land that clearly showed evidence of ancient civilizations. We liked traveling to Peru at the end of the rainy season. We had a little rain at night, but we were fortunate not to have rain when we were seeing the sites.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's amazing the amount of churches in the Cusco area. There's a reason why the Spanish built so much in this area... make sure you visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting this combination of Inka and Spanish architecture reveals the best of both, as well as a view into the turbulent history of the relations between the two cultures. Don't miss the former gold room, its solar observatory, and it's seven sided cornerstone.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The payed visit to Qorikancha is fine (we liked a detailed description of agricultural and religious Inca calendars) but IMHO skippable. Yet don't miss the (free) visit to the actual Santo Domingo church, it's full of paintings from a modern Peruvian artist (Richard Peralta), that puts a whole new twist to religious imagery.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great history lesson, It shows the initial Spanish influence in the Cusco area. It is beautiful and interesting.

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