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Santo Domingo, Cusco

Santo Domingo - Cusco, Peru
Santo Domingo
Avenida El Sol, Cusco, PeruMap
Plazoleta de Santo Domingo
+51 84 22 2071
Neighborhood: Canas
Overview

The Dominicans were the first Catholic order to arrive in Cusco. They constructed this convent upon Koricancha ("Field of Gold"), the most important Inca sanctuary that was dedicated to the cult of the Sun, and where they stored their mummies. The polished stonewalls, unique in all of Cusco for their quality of stone work, were once covered with gold leaf. The facade of the church is a good example of the Renaissance style, and its tower, of the Baroque style. The Dominican order continues its evangelical work in the Peruvian south.

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Santo Domingo General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM, Sunday from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Religious
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