Iglesia De Santo Domingo, Cusco

4.5
Once dazzling with gold-coated walls and solid gold statues, Iglesia De Santo Domingo now seems like a shell of its former self. Despite this, the temple--dedicated to the Inca sun god Inti--retains an air of mystique, as its blend of Inca and Spanish architecture symbolizes a clash of two empires. Legend has it the temple was stripped of most of its gold when the Spanish ransomed an Inca leader Atahualpa, forcing their enemies to surrender much of their wealth. You can admire the hardy architecture of the Inca temple, and imagine the ornate decorations that once graced it. Work out when and for how long to visit Iglesia De Santo Domingo and other Cusco attractions using our handy Cusco trip planning tool.
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  • When your in for history, you have to see this place. A combination of Inca time and Spanish influence. It's unbelievable that the Spanish destroyed the inca buildings after they discovered Peru. All....  more »
  • The Convent of Santo Domingo church today is built atop the Inca “Temple of the Sun” or “Golden Temple” which was the most important structure of the Inca Empire. Their was huge and stretched from...  more »
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  • Historical place you must visit to understand a bit more Inca's culture. Outstanding wood working pieces of art you can finde covered with a skin of pure gold.
  • Very interesting historic place. Amazing history, impressive walls from the sun temple if the Incas.
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