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Convento de Santo Domingo

Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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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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Ahuacpinta 659-A, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This place was built on top of ancient Inca ruins. You can get inside and see reconstructions of how the Incas built door frames (interesting) but other than that it's just a sad reminder of how destructive some invaders were. Oh, and they charge you...More

Thank Rudy M
Reviewed 4 October 2016

There are a lot of Catholic sites in Cusco. A lot. I live in Europe and get "cathedraled out" very quickly, so I decided to narrow my religious tourist activities down to this place and one other. It was super interesting to see how the...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The Convento de Santo Domingo is well worth your time and a visit to see another example of Incan engineering and practicality. I find it historically intriguing to think of one religion building their place of worship on the literal stone foundation built by another...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Visited during our stay in Cusco. Great building with lovely courtyard and gardens but expected more Inca exhibits than we got. Very largely Catholic Church bias (as you would expect in a convent!) but given its location and history I expected more information on Inca...More

Thank MartinNeonValley
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The convent is built on spectacular Inca stonework - exemplified inside and outside. The courtyard is very attractive and the paintings reflect the struggles between Catholicism and Traditional cultures.

Thank boaster
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Good place to visit for about an hour or so. There is not a huge amount to see, but the convent is a lovely building, there are some outside areas you can visit, you get to walk around at the church, and there are some...More

Thank KiwiTraveller43
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stopped here on our Cusco city tour. It's a beautiful cathedral, with amazing artwork. The exterior is also interesting and overlooks the grassy area that was formerly a river running through town. It's best with a guide to learn the history and feature of...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is a working convent with 18 Friar's living here. Tourists are able to access half the convent. Here you will see original paintings, exquisite ceilings and the fallout from the last earthquake which destroyed much of the second level. Inca architecture throughout so more...More

Thank LGspartan
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Right next to this convent lies the ancient sun temple of the Incas. This Sun temple and the fresco of the stars are definitely worth a visit. Make sure you first hire a guide outside.

Thank MandyRog33
Reviewed 17 September 2016

While can be crowded, well worth visit. Take the time to look at the stone work of the Inca's verse the Spanish. Here you can see how the Incas designed their interlocking stone work. When you are on the out side garden, you can see...More

Thank Tor B
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Melissa N
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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